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19th May 2008

The Scuderia Ecosse squad ended the second round of the FIA GT Championship at Monza today with a superb 3rd place; making them the highest-placed Pirelli shod team in GT2. With this superb result the team left Monza with a secure podium finish. Monza threw another challenge at the team as the sun came out literally minutes before the start of the race, sparking a frenzy of last minute set up changes on the grid.

Fabio drove the first stint in glorious sunshine and set about catching the leaders, handing the car over to Jamie Davies in an excellent 2nd place after 26 laps. After losing some time during the first pit stop due to a faulty fuel filler valve, Jamie Davies was charged with the task of regaining track position. He duly set the team’s fastest lap of the day before handing back to Fabio for the final push to the chequered flag.

Post race Jamie Davies said, “The car was set up perfectly for the conditions considering we did not know if it was going to be a wet or dry race. The car was extremely fast and it had excellent balance and the Pirelli tyres got better and better with each lap and gave me a consistent feeling during the race. It is a good result for the team.”

Scuderia Ecosse team principal Stewart Roden said as the race finished, ”I am really pleased that we achieved a good result from today. We could have run less-wing on the car but it would have been a gamble if the weather conditions had changed. The result today consolidates our pre-season testing form and gives us the confidence moving forward to Adria next month. Both drivers did a fantastic job for the team this weekend at Monza.”

Fabio Babini said, “It has been a very good weekend and the team has worked very hard on the set up of the car. The Pirelli tyres gave me the confidence I needed to bring home the car in 3rd position I am confident that we can build on this result for our next race.”

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