A new season-record: 28 cars in Monza for the 3rd round of the Italian GT Sprint Championship

The circuit in Lombardy will house this weekend the turning event of season 2020 with several new entries and a classification quite compact with a lot of title contenders in GT3, GT4 and GT Cup. The live streaming will be available from www.acisport.it/CIGT and from Facebook's page www.facebook.com/CIGranTurismo.

A new season-record has been scored in the third round of the Italian GT Sprint Championship that will get underway this coming weekend in Monza. The new arrivals made the championship count 28 cars on the track and 53 drivers as all classifications are wide open and a lot of drivers can still aim to clinch the GT3, GT4 and GT Cup titles.

GT3: A total of 14 cars will get on track in GT3. Among these, Mattia Drudi and Riccardo Agostini (Audi R8 LMS), the latter is the current classification leader even though Audi Sport Italia’s pairing had to serve a 5s time penalty in race-1 that was appealed by the team, which makes the classification sub-judice. Mugello’s race-2 winner Lorenzo Ferrari will share driving duties in the Antonelli Motorsport’s Mercedes AMG GT3 with Loris Spinelli. VSR’s Nemoto-Tujula (Lamborghini Huracan) closed in after the good result secured in Mugello and in the two closing rounds of the season will compete for the PRO title. The other VSR car will be driven by Kroes-Pulcini, Imperiale Racing’s challenger by Kikko Galbiati and Giovanni Venturini (Lamborghini Huracan), while Cazzaniga-Marcucci (Lamborghini Huracan-LP Racing) will make it to the track for PRO-AM. As the current leaders Nemoto-Tujula moved to PRO, the duel is now among the Ferraris of Michelotto-Hudspeth (Easy Race), Mann-Cressoni (AF Corse) and Di Amato-Vezzoni (RS Racing), all in the 488. Roda-Rovera (Ferrari 488-AF Corse) and Comandini-Zug (BMW M6 GT3) are still in the title fight, even though the bad luck in Mugello made them lose some ground to the pacesetters, but the math does not rule out BMW Team Italia’s drivers. AM classification leaders Cassarà-De Giacomi (Porsche GT3R-Dinamic Motosport) will be joined by another Porsche coupe, driven by Venerosi-Baccani (Ebimotors), while KMS will return to the Italian series with a Mercedes AMG GT3 driven by Stefano Pezzucchi.





GT4: The duel Mercedes-BMW-Porsche will inflame Monza again with a tight battle that sees four lineups within 4 points. The AMG GT4 of the two classification leaders Segù-De Luca (Nova Race) and Belicchi-Vullo (Villorba Corse), will be chased by the M4 GT4 of Guerra-Riccitelli (BMW Team Italia) and the Cayman of Gnemmi-Pera (Ebimotors) that will also compete for the PRO-AM title. Piccioli-De Castro (Porsche Cayman-Ebimotors) will also compete in this class, while teammates De Amicis-Di Giusto will compete in AM. The classification is currently led by Vebster-Riva (Porsche Cayman), but the Centro Porsche Ticino drivers are chased by Paolo Meloni (BMW M4 GT4-W&D) and Luca Magnoni (Mercedes AMG GT4-Nova Race). A new entry joined GT4: the Swedes Peter Larsen and Johan Rosen will compete in the Ginetta G55 of Primus Racing.




GT CUP: A new arrival is also joining GT Cup. Ombra Racing will in fact field one Porsche 991 4.0 for Pan-Porro, that will compete next to the sister car fielded by Duell Motorsport for Emanuele Romani and Gianluca Carboni. The lead of the classification is currently held by the winners of three race out of four Greco-Chiesa (Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo-Easy Race), that are followed by Demarchi-Cristoni (SR&R) in the Ferrari 488 Challenge non EVO.


PROGRAM: The weekend in Monza will begin with two free practice sessions (at 11.55 and 16.10) and will continue on Saturday with the two qualifying sessions (at 11.35 and 12) and with race-1 at 17.10. Race two will follow on Sunday at 13.30. Both races will be run on the length of 50 minutes + 1 lap and will go live on TV on Raisport, while race-2 will be broadcast by MS Motor TV (Sky 228). The live streaming feed will be available from www.acisport.it/CIGT and Facebook www.facebook.com/CIGranTurismo.

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