Regalia happy with front row start in Hungary


Facu Regalia was happy to qualify second for the season opening Auto GP round at the Hungaroring, but was slightly disappointed to see Antonio Pizzonia take pole position when the set-up changes on his car did not go to plan.

The Argentine racer, driving this year for FMS Racing, was 0.486s adrift of Pizzonia’s Zele Racing machine in the session, but felt there was a good proportion of time he could have found had the set-up of his car worked.

“Finally I will start second on the grid,” said Regalia. “I am happy because it is a good start but I topped both free practice sessions and Q1.

“Besides I set my best time on medium tires, with Antonio posting his best on soft ones. So as I could not to be first in Q2, it is a thorn in the flesh, because I think our expected lap time on soft tires was 1:32. But our set-up changes didn’t work properly.

“To drive the car was quite demanding, with handling problems and oversteering. But I am already focused on tomorrow. It will be important to make a good race start and I will push for win.”

It was a good session for FMS Racing, with sixteen-year-old team-mate Leonardo Pulcini finishing third fastest on his series debut.