Prema Powerteam continued in their impressive run in the 2013 F.Renault 2.0 ALPS at Misano. The Veneto-based squad won both races at the Adriatic venue bringing the total win toll up to 10. Round 5 of the season started off in a spectacular way with a double pole scored by Bruno Bonifacio in front of his team-mate Antonio Fuoco, who lined-up as the championship leader.
In Race 1, the two rival-mates fought their way through the whole 17-lap distance ending up in the same positions held on the grid, with Bonifacio in first and Fuoco in second. Luca Ghiotto finished in 11th place after a spin in the first few kilometers while running in third. Rookie racer Matthew Solomon was off to a consistent debut race as he rounded out the top-10.
Bonifacio and Fuoco picked-up their fight again in Race 2. Unfortunately, the two cars collided on lap 2 forcing both of them to retire. Ghiotto, who was behind, inherited the lead and wisely held it all the way to the checkered flag. After an early spin, Solomon took the 16th spot. Fuoco managed to retain the lead in standings with 159 points, followed by Bonifacio (138) and Ghiotto (135)
Angelo Rosin – Team Principal
“Ten wins in ten races is a stunning roll of honour and getting an 1-2 win at Misano after the issues suffered in the Eurocup at Spielberg make us particularly happy and proud. Unfortunately, I have once again to report a contact between two of our drivers like happened in Monza. That makes me a tad less happier, although when you have strong quick and hard-fighting drivers these are situations that can happen although they leave a bitter taste. Bonifacio and Fuoco ran a fantastic Race 1, but Race 2 ended… as we all know, while Ghiotto showed once again that he's able to react quickly to the negative situations. Now we will be off to a break in order to reflect and look forward to the next ALPS rounds at Mugello and Imola, scheduled in September and October”