The Italian GT Championship resumes from Imola with the 3rd round of the Sprint series

A total of 35 cars will get on track at the 4.909 meters of the Enzo e Dino Ferrari of Imola from Friday for the turning point of the season that still has all the classifications open. Both races will go live on AcisportTV and will be shown recorded by Raisport.

The Enzo e Dino Ferrari Circuit of Imola is gearing up to host ACISPORT’s racing action after the summer break. The Sprint series of the Italian GT Championship will run two races at the circuit of Santerno with 35 entered cars in the three classes GT3, GT4 and GT CUP.

GT3: In the highest class, Fabrizio Crestani and Matteo Greco (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo) are the drivers to beat as they totaled 42 points so far. The Easy Race drivers claimed two wins in Monza and Misano and proceed the two Audi R8 LMS (Audi Sport Italia) of Agostini-Ferrari (-8 points) and Mancinelli-Postiglione (-9), the latter are equal on points with Frassineti-Ghiotto (Lamborghini Huracan-Imperiale Racing) and Segù-Baruch (Mercedes AMG GT3-Antonelli Motorsport), that ended on the top step of the podium in Monza’s race-2. Luca Ghiotto will not be present at the two races at Imola as he will be at the Nurburgring for the GT World Challenge, but he will be replaced by Alberto Di Folco, who has already been a protagonist with the Mirandola-based team in the Endurance series.

The Lamborghini lot will be completed by Cecotto-Perolini (LP Racing), that lead GT3 PRO-AM, by Imperiale Racing’s Llarena-Middleton and da Tempesta-Iacone (VSR), while six Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo will be present beyond that of the classification leaders. These will be driven by S. Mann-Cressoni, P.Mann-Casè and Hudspeth-Schreiner (AF Corse), Earle-Schirò and GT3 AM leader Murat Cuhadaroglu, who will share driving duties with David Fumanelli (Kessel Racing), and the final Ferrari will be driven by Misano’s race-1 winner Daniele Di Amato (RS Racing).

The entry list of GT3 will be completed by the two Honda NSX GT3 of Nova Race that will be driven by Guidetti-De Luca and Zanotti- Cabeza and the BMW M6 GT3 of Comandini-Zug (Ceccato Motor).

GT4: Seven cars will challenge each other in the “entry level” class. The Porsche Cayman of Mattia Di Giusto is leading the PRO-AM classification. The Italian driver will share the Ebimotors’ car with Riccardo Pera. The second car of the team will be driven by Carboni-Romani, while the other cars from Stuttgart will be the two 718 fielded by Autorlando for Fondi-Giovanelli and Cerati-Ghezzi. Two Mercedes AMG GT4 will also be present: one entered by Nova Race for AM classification leaders Magnoni-Di Fabio, Fulvio Ferri and Enrico Bettera, the latter will beat the debut in the GT Italian Championship. The BMW M4 GT4 will be driven by Fascicolo-Neri (Ceccato Racing) instead.

GT CUP: The single-make configured class scored another season record with 11 entered cars: 6 Ferraris, 3 Porsches and 2 Lamborghinis. The Huracan Super Trofeo of Best Lap will be driven by provisional classification leaders Mugelli-Pegoraro, that won the latest two races in Misano. They will be sided by Dioniso-Barri (Team Italy), while the 488 Challenge Evo will be driven by Linossi-Vebster (Easy Race), Pitorri-Simonelli (Best Lap), Sbirrazzuoli-Delecour, Cozzi-Sernagiotto (AF Corse) and Luca Demarchi (SR&R). The latter is second in the championship and will be joined by teammates Barbolini-“Aramis” in the 458 Challenge.

The Porsche 911 4.0 will be driven by Krypton Motorsport’s La Mazza-Nicolosi and Berton-Riva, while Tsunami RT will field a car for Lino and Carlo Curti.

THE PROGRAM and TV COVERAGE: The third weekend of the Sprint series will kick off on Friday with two free practice sessions of 45 minutes (at 12 and 16.10) and will continue on Saturday with qualifying that will be separated by class: the first session will be from 10.25 to 10.40 (GT3) and from 10.50 to 11.05 (GT4 and GT CUP), while the second will be from 11.15 to 11.30 (GT3) and from 11.40 to 11.55 (GT4 and GT CUP). The two 50 minutes + 1 lap races will be on Saturday at 18 and Sunday at 15. Both races will go live on ACISPORT TV (SKY 228) while RAISPORT will show the races recorded (race-1 on Saturday at 20, race-2 on Sunday at 22). The two races will also be available in streaming from and Facebook


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