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Rossi wins again

With a flag-to-flag win from the pole in Round 9 of the 2008 Formula BMW Americas Championship Sunday at Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn., Alexander Rossi, scored his fourth win of the season and continues to lead the Drivers Championship.

The victory, the seventh of his Formula BMW career, ties him with 2007 Formula BMW USA Champion Daniel Morad for most series wins.

Earlier in the day, Rossi finished fifth in Round 8 after contact with teammate Ricardo Favoretto (who finished second to Rossi in Round 9) spun him off the track while battling for the lead on the 18th lap of the 25-lap contest. Charging back to fifth, Rossi set a new race record of 57.798 seconds around the reconfigured 1.51-mile, 10-turn circuit. The race record was Rossi’s sixth of the season.



“The team was spot on with base set up for new circuit changes,” Rossi said. “We made a few adjustments after the first round of qualifying and found gains of another second. The car was fantastic all weekend and I knew we had speed to win races this weekend and it is good to finish out weekend with another win, continuing to lead the championship.”

In the eight races contested so far this season, the 16-year old Nevada City native has scored four wins (in the last five races), recorded four poles and six fastest race laps. Rossi leads championship with 122 points over Favoretto in second with 103.




This weekend Alexander’s No. 16 FB02 was sponsored by Roamin Angels Car Club Scholarship Program with additional support coming from Niello BMW of Elk Grove. Valley Scooters of Connecticut and Performance Drink also supported this weekend’s winning Team Rossi effort.

Rounds 10 and 11 of the 2008 Formula BMW Americas Championship will be held at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, August 7-10.

More information on Team Rossi and Alexander Rossi can be found at, http://www.alexanderrossi.com and http://www.eurointernationalgroup.com or contact Team Rossi Motorsports, LLC manager Pieter Rossi at 530-477-3404.


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