The Endurance series of the Italian GT 2022 Championship kicks off from Pergusa

Three weeks down the road from the opener of the Sprint series in Monza, the Sicilian circuit is about to host the opener of the endurance series this coming weekend with twenty cars entered in GT3 and GT Cup. The Live TV coverage will be on Acisport TV, while RAISPORT will broadcast the races recorded. The streaming will be on the Facebook and YouTube pages of the championship.

The circuit of Pergusa, in the province of Enna (Sicily), will host the opening meeting of the Italian GT Endurance Series that schedules a two-hour-long race in each of the four rounds. After the race in Sicily, which counts twenty GT3 and GT Cup entered cars, the championship will visit Mugello (July 15-17), Vallelunga (September 16-18) and Monza (October 7-9).

GT3: Ten cars will contest the highest class; among these three Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of team VSR. The squad led by Vincenzo Sospiri is back to the Italian championship with three very strong drivers’ lineups: Beretta-Liberati-Nemoto, Basz-Hites-Michelotto and Cola-Moulin. The fourth Huracan will be fielded by Imperiale Racing for the Dutch Daan Pijl and the Mexican Raul Guzman.

The two entered Mercedes AMG GT3 will wear Antonelli Motorsport’s colours and will be driven by Scholze-Galbiati, with the young Italian coming from P3 in Monza’s race-two, and Pesce-Rappange, that also contested the Sprint series. Two Honda NSX GT3 will be lined up by Nova Race for Moncini-Guidetti, that had a splendid debut in the Sprint Series in Monza, and for GT4 AM Sprint reigning champions Luca Magnoni and Diego Di Fabio.

After the great debut in Monza, the brand new BMW M4 GT3 will compete in Sicily with Comandini-Fascicolo-Nilsson (BMW Italia-Ceccato Racing Team) behind the wheel. The latest news report the presence of the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo of Easy Race driven by former F1 Riccardo Patrese’s son Lorenzo Patrese, and co-equipers Vito Postiglione and GT3 Sprint and Endurance champ Riccardo Agostini.

GT CUP: Ten cars will also contest the GT Cup class. The four entered Ferraris will be fielded by Best Lap, Easy Race and SR&R. The 488 Challenge Evo of the team from Rieti will be driven by Eliseo Donno, GT Cup Endurance reigning champion Nicholas Risitano, and Manuel Menechini, the team from Veneto will field Luigi Coluccio and Rocco Mazzola, that have been shining in the Sprint series, while the team led by Ravetto and Ruberti will field Buttarelli-Cossu-Bacci in the 488 Challenge Evo and “Aramis”-Baratto-Pennisi in the 458 Challenge.

Three Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II will be lined up by Krypton Motorsport. One will be driven by Monza’s race-2 winners Stefano Gattuso and Alessandro Mainetti, that will be sided by Giacomo Riva, one for Daniele Cazzaniga and home drivers Davide Di Benedetto and Giuseppe Nicolosi. The third 911 will have Stefano Pezzucchi, Diego Locanto, who was also present in Monza, and Alberto Rodio behind the wheel.

The three entered Lamborghini will be fielded by Team Italy for Leonardo Becagli, Ruiz Fidel Castillo and Francesco La Mazza, Team Lazarus for Stefano Bozzoni and Fabrizio Del Monte and Bonaldi Motorsport for Pavlovic-Fishbaum-Vairani.

THE PROGRAM AND TV COVERAGE: The opening weekend of the Endurance series will begin on Friday with the first free practice session (from local 14 to 18) which will proceed the two sessions on Saturday (from 9 to 10 and from 12 to 13). The three qualifying sessions will be from 15.50 to 16.55, while the 2h race will get the green lights on Sunday at 13. The TV coverage includes the live-action on ACISPORT TV (SKY 228) and the recorded broadcast on RAISPORT (ch 58 FreeView) with a schedule still to be defined. The live streaming of the event will be visible from the webpage of the championship, Facebook and YouTube


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