Frederic Bolley started Round 13 in Italy in about 9th position after being the 3rd fastest in
qualifying. He kept up his blistering pace to move up to around 6th place on the opening lap,
but slipped down the field after making contact with another machine and coming off.
Although he began to recover, his bad luck continued when his engine cut out and he now
found himself in last place. He was still able to put this behind him, and gave a fine display
after restarting to finish among the points in 15th place.