Minì signs the last race of the year and Fornaroli wins the rookie title

The second race of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine held at Mugello gave the last emotions of the year with the victory of Gabriele Minì (ART Grand Prix), who thanks to his third success ended the season with the second place in the overall championship standings behind the champion Dino Beganovic (Prema Racing). The last round of the season also saw the celebration of the rookie title won by Leonardo Fornaroli (Trident Motorsport), with his direct antagonist Joshua Dufek (Van Amersfoort Racing) fighting for it until the last moments of the race. 

The race podium was completed by Gabriel Bortoleto (R-ace GP), who led the early stages of the race after starting from pole position, while Beganovic ended the season in the best possible way with third place.

The top 5 was completed by the other two R-ace GP standard bearers Hadrien David, who thus ends the season fourth overall, and Lorenzo Fluxa. In the race, the fastest rookie was Owen Tangavelou (RPM), who was able to celebrate success in his grouping for the first time thanks to sixth place. Seventh and eighth were right Dufek and Fornaroli, while the top 10 was completed by Kas Haverkort (Van Amersfoort Racing) and Dilano Van’t Hoff (MP Motorsport).

Noteworthy was the only safety car of the race that entered the track in the finale due to a contact between the two FA Racing standard bearers Victor Bernier and Francesco Braschi, with the latter being stuck in the gravel.

“It was definitely a great race” Minì said “I managed to take a good position right away, and after that I followed Gabriel and our pace was very good. At the first chance I used the first push to pass and on the second use I managed to pass him and even after the safety car came in I managed to stay in front.”

“Having earned this title feels great, I am really thrilled.,” Fornaroli said, “Anyway, I’m really happy of our season, it was definitely one of the best years of my life. I am really proud of what the whole Trident team has achieved, especially because despite being a rookie team in this series, they have fielded some really competitive cars.”