The race-2 victory of Guidetti-Moncini (Honda NSX GT3) ends round 2 of the Sprint Series

The Nova Race drivers claimed the maiden win of the season leading Gai-Panciatici (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo) and Glock-Klingmann (BMW M4 GT3). The victory in GT Cup went to Postiglione-Piccioli (Porsche 991 GT3 Cup), while Bencivenni-Ferri repeated the victory of race-1 in GT4.


The Honda NSX GT3 of Jacopo Guidetti and Leonardo Moncini secured the victory in the second round of the Italian GT Sprint Championship held at the Misano World Circuit. The race was characterized by three safety cars and eventually, the Nova Race’s drivers proceeded the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo of Gai-Panciatici (Scuderia Baldini) and the BMW M4 GT3 of Glock-Klingmann (BMW Italia-Ceccato Racing Team). The victory of GT3 PRO-AM went to Di Giusto-Cecotto (Lamborghini Huracan-LP Racing), that of GT3 AM to Magnoni-Di Fabio (Honda NSX GT3-Nova Race), while Postiglione-Piccioli and Bencivenni-Ferri won, respectively, GT Cup and GT4.

The 20 points earned allowed Guidetti and Moncini to join Glock and Klingmann on top of the standings at 47 points. They lead Galbiati at 41 and the two pairings of Scuderia Baldini, Gai-Panciatici (38) and Di Amato-Urcera (37).


GT3: It has been a triumph for Guidetti-Moncini, as their maiden win of the season allowed them to take the classification lead, despite being equal on points with Glock-Klingmann. This was a deserved win, gained in a good end of the stint by Guidetti, who managed to find his way past Vebster and Panciatici in one single move after starting third after the pit stop. The race was heated up in the second part, after a first stint that saw the deployment of three safety cars during which Moncini, who just turned 18, managed to gain one place from the starting P7, while Guidetti fended off Panciatici who ended second with his co-equiper Stefano Gai.

After race-1 victory going to teammates Di Amato-Urcera, the Scuderia Baldini’s drivers could aim to the top step of the podium, but the second place allowed them to climb up to P4 in the provisional classification at 9 points from Guidetti-Moncini and Glock-Klingmann. The BMW Italia-Ceccato Racing Team’s lineup secured a good P3 after the bad luck of race one. On Sunday Klingmann recovered five places in the first stint from the starting P8, while Glock recovered more places after serving the 10s time handicap at the pit stop.

At the flag, the BMW drivers ended ahead of Galbiati-Meijer (Mercedes AMG GT3), as the young driver from Lombardy recovered three places in the second stint after serving the time handicap for the P2 in race-1. They led Agostini-Vebster (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo); the reigning champion started the race from the pole position and kept the lead of the race, but the young Swede could not defend the lead in the second part of the race and closed his effort in P5 heading Urcera-Di Amato, as the latter slipped down from P4 to P6 due to penalty for irregular change that cost them nearly 4s.

The seventh-place went to Greco-Guerra (Honda NSX GT3-Nova Race) which led the GT3 PRO-AM winners Cecotto-Di Giusto (Lamborghini Huracan GT3-LP Racing). The third Honda of Nova Race driven by Magnoni-Di Fabio followed. They won GT3 AM, which rounds off a great weekend for the team. The Audi R8 LMS of Butti-Patrinicola (Audi Sport Italia) followed them.

Di Folco-Middleton were hit by bad luck as they stopped in the formation lap due to an electric issue to the Lamborghini Huracan of Imperiale Racing and could not start the race.

GT CUP/GT4: The return in Ebimotors of Vito Postiglione was celebrated with the victory in GT Cup. The Italian driver behind the wheel of the Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II put in an amazing performance and, after the first stint of his co-equiper Gianluigi Piccioli, he recovered several places taking the lead when 5 laps were left. He led the sister car managed by Krypton Motorsport and driven by Gattuso-Mainetti and the Ferrari 488 Challenge driven by Mazzola-Coluccio, which grabbed P3 during the last lap from Bontempelli-Berton (Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II).

The Tsunami RT lineup led the race for six laps after the pit stop, but then ended fourth leading the two Lamborghini Huracan ST of Carboni-Pegoraro (Antonelli Motorsport) and Barri-Scalvini. This result allows Team Italy’s drivers to get P2 of the provisional classification behind the leaders Coluccio-Mazzola.

In GT Cup there were several incidents, the most spectacular of which – luckily without physical consequences for Pierluigi Alessandri (EF Racing) – involved his Porsche and that of Diego Locanto. The Krypton Motorsport’s driver, who shared the car with Ivan Costacurta, managed to continue the race but had to retire due to a puncture when eight laps were left to go. The GT Cup AM leader Tazio Pieri (Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II-Krypton Motorsport) went out due to a contact for which he was not to blame. Pieri sees now Di Leo-Poppy (Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II-AB Motorsport), race winners, closing in at three points.

In GT4, Bencivenni-Ferri (Mercedes AMG-Nova Race) claimed the second victory of the weekend from teammates Marchetti-Schjerpen. They are level on top of the classification now, while the third place in the race went to Cerati-Fondi (Porsche Cayman-Autorlando).

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