Drudi-Agostini-Mancinelli (Audi R8 LMS) take the first pole of season 2020

Audi Sport Italia lineup has been unbeatable as the three drivers posted the quickest times in the respective sessions. In GT4 the pole position went to Gnemmi-De Castro-Pera (Porsche Cayman).

The three best times in as many sessions and a splendid pole position is the result of Mattia Drudi, Riccardo Agostini and Daniel Mancinelli at the Mugello Circuit in qualifying of the opener of the 18th edition of the Italian GT Championship Endurance series. Audi Sport Italia drivers had been unstoppable in the three sessions in the R8 LMS and the sum of their best three times was 5’20.926s which turned out to be nearly 0.9s faster than BMW Team Italia’s Comandini-Zug-Sims (5’21.814) in the M6 GT3. These two lineups will start the opener of the season from the front row and will be followed by the Ferrari 488 (AF Corse) of Roda-Rovera-Fuoco (5’22.409s) and the Lamborghini Huracan (Imperiale Racing) of Galbiati-Venturini-Postiglione (5’24.454s).

The sixth time in qualifying (5’25'157s) earned Hudspeth-Michelotto-Greco (Ferrari 488-Easy Race) the third row of the starting grid. The Lamborghini Huracan (VSR) of Kroes-Schandorff-Tujula will line up next to them thanks to the overall time of 5’25.179s. Teammates Aghakani-Giammaria-Pulcini (5’25.786s) and the Ferrari 488 of Mann-Cressoni (AF Corse) that posted their best time of 5’26.013s follow.

The Porsche GT3 R (Ebimotors) of Venerosi-Baccani-Pera (5’32.725s) will get away from the fifth row, while the first of GT4 cars, the Porsche Cayman driven by Gnemmi-De Castro-Pera follows thanks to the overall time of 5’54.937s. Ebimotors’ drivers proceeded the other three GT4 cars of Guerra-Riccitelli-Neri (BMW M4 GT4) that ended their effort with the best time of 5’56.010s leading the Mercedes AMG GT4 (Nova Race) of Magnoni-Schjerpen (5’58.669s), the Porsche Cayman (Ebimotors) of Piccioli-Di Giusto-Marchi (6’00.098s), while Linossi-Colombo-Ferrari (Mercedes AMG GT3-AKM Motorsport) did not run the closing session due to a technical problem and will, therefore, start from the back of the grid.


The three-hours long race will get underway tomorrow at local 14:40 with live coverage on Raisport and streaming from www.acisport.it/CIGT and from the official FB page www.facebook.com/CIGranTurismo.

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