Confident Cosi ends 2019 with Barbagallo blitz

Tuesday 10 December, 2019
Photos: Sport Pixx Sport Photography
The CAMS WA State Speed Series has come to a close with Cosi Sorgiovanni winning the 14th and final round of the year.
More than 50 drivers were part of the season finale at Barbagallo Raceway and it was Sorgiovanni, behind the wheel of his trusty Dallara, who comfortably sealed the fastest lap time in the Sprint event, while series winner Marcel Every came second over Brad Scrivener in third.
Throughout the event, Sorgiovanni was the man to beat after posting the fastest time on his opening lap before breaking the one-minute barrier on just his second lap of the day.
Sorgiovanni continued to turn on the pace and on his sixth lap, he broke 57 seconds recorded an impressive 56.9906 second lap – a time that would remain unbeaten for the rest of the day.
Sorgiovanni was the only driver to break the one-minute barrier, his closest competitor in Every was three seconds slower, his best time coming on his second last lap of the day.

It’s been a solid month for the round winner, who has enjoyed a strong lead up to the event after placing fourth in the CAMS Australian Supersprint Championship at Phillip Island last month.

“It was a pretty quick turnaround after Phillip Island a few weeks ago, but it’s been a very good month for me,” Sorgiovanni said.
“It’s nice to finish on a high, but to be honest, I was pretty comfortable throughout the day and was confident of getting the win as I just felt really good on each run.
“The car was perfect. I was very happy with how it went. It was so smooth and it was just a great way to end the year.

“I am looking forward to a big year in 2020, that’s for sure.” 

Following the final round of the popular series, which had around 70 drivers contest at least one of the 14 rounds, event organiser Steve Metlitzky was thrilled with the numbers for the final.
"It was a really good turnout considering we are at the end of a long season especially since there were quite a few cars broken throughout the year," Metlitzky said.
"It was a nice mix of cars competing at Barbagallo, as well as a few new ones, which were making their debut in the series.
"We had really great weather, the lap times were really positive and everyone from the drivers to the spectators seemed to have a good day out.
“It was a great way to end what's been a busy year and I can't thank all the officials, organisers and competitors enough for their support throughout the year. We're looking forward to what is to come in the future.”
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