Historic day for the RP Motorsport team, which on the Budapest circuit has won the first victory in Formula V8 3.5. The Team Piacenza won on race 1 with Johnny Cecotto, who starred in free practice on Friday and in qualifying on Saturday morning.
Fourth on the grid, the Venezuelan driver was the author of an excellent start when he immediately gained the third place, then move into second place on lap four. The decisive moment was the 13th round, when Cecotto managed to achieve the leadership that kept authoritatively to the finish.
For RP Motorsport it is therefore gained the success already in his second appearance in the category reserved for the powerful Dallara-Gibson cars for over 500 horses, after the encouraging debut weekend at Alcaniz.
Positive results also for Vitor Baptista, who finished even in the points with tenth place, in his first competitive experience at the Hungaroring.
Johnny Cecotto Jr. (# 21) – Q1 P4 – P1 Race 1
“The team did a fantastic job. We had a small problem in the first free practice, but we were in the lead in the second session. The car was very fast and after the difficulties we had to Alcaniz found the quadrature for the qualification and the race. I managed a good start and I pushed to the maximum and when Tom made a mistake I was able to overcome to take the first position “.
Vitor Baptista (# 22) – Q1 P14 – P10 Race 1
“It’s my first weekend at this track. I prepared myself with the simulator, but driving on the actual track is always different. The free practice went well, although I could not put together a good lap, because I got to know the car, the trajectories and braking points. in Q1 I encountered traffic on my best shot, so I was forced to leave behind. in the race I struggled because overtaking here are very complicated, but I faced some battles overtaking a couple of riders . The pace was good and now we are focused for tomorrow.”