23 Mar SOFIA NECCHI TOP PERFORMER AT MENA NATIONS CUP.
Press release 12.2019 Dubai, 18.02.2020
The 2020’s racing season is kepp going well for the Xcel Motorsport driver Sofia Necchi. The Italian 12 yrs old driver is coming back home from Oman where has taken place the MENA Nations Cup 2020 – Round 6 UAE Rotax Max Challenge. After a stunning 2nd place scored in the qualy session (0.042 sec off the pole position) Sofia has got a 2nd, a 3rd and a disqualify (for a technical issue). Due to the zero” collected in one of the three heats Sofia has been forced to start 10th in the Pre Final: after a great start the italian Kosmic driver has got the 5th palce under the chequered flag but got a double penalty for the front fair fairing and a tramline infringement. Back to the 8th position on the Final starting grid, Sofia pu tall the effort to come back gaining the third place when teh race had few laps to go. With the tyres almost off Sofia has been forced to loose the third step of the podium ending 4th an incredible race.
Sofia Necchi: “It has been a very hard week end for me. We started with a very great pace since the beginning but the disqualify has pulled us back in the field. My mistake in the Pre Final made everything even more complicated and I don’t have the chance to keep the third position until the end in the Final. I am a bit disappointed but racing is racing…so now head down and onto the next one.”