Balzan wins sixth straight Ferrari Challenge race at Spa-Francorchamps
|By Andrew van Leeuwen
||Sunday, July 15th 2012, 16:05 GMT
Alessandro Balzan made it six Ferrari Challenge wins in a row with a lights-to-flag race two win at Spa-Francorchamps.
Balzan led home a Ferrari Moscow 1-2, with German driver Bjorn Grossman racking up another second place, finishing just over three seconds adrift of the winner.
Motor Malucelli's Max Blancardi finished third after surviving a scrappy start to the fourth lap.
It had initially been Robert Pergl (Scuderia Praha) and Andrii Krugluk (Ferrari Ukrania) fighting over third, but the pair came together as they came onto the start/finish straight.
That allowed Blancardi to sweep past and opened the door for British driver Alexander Martin to get involved in the scrap. Pergl and Martin then clashed on the way into the first turn, both drivers retiring on the spot.
Kruglyk managed to avoid the Pergl/Martin crash, but couldn't hold off Alexandr Skryabin (Ferrari Moscow), the pair finishing fourth and fifth respectively.
Patrick Gobbo looked set for sixth place, but the slick track caught the Rossocorsa Pellin driver out late in the race, forcing him to surrender the spot to Sergey Zlobin (Ferrari Moscow).
Stefano Gai (Ferrari Moscow) finished eighth, while Dario Caso (CDP) got the better of a late-race scrap with Gianluca Giraudi (Motor Malucelli) over ninth place.
Ferrari Moscow took another win in the Coppa Shell class, Alexey Basov leading home Motor Piacenza's Raffaele Giannoni.