Imola, Ferrari-Agostini (Audi R8 LMS) secure the victory in the 3rd round of the Italian GT Sprint Championship

Audi Sport Italia's drivers proceeded Daniele Di Amato and Frassineti-Di Folco. In the other classes, the victories went to Cozzi-Sernagiotto (GT CUP) and Di Giusto-Pera (GT4) . Race-2 is scheduled for Sunday at 15 with live TV coverage on AcisportTV (SKY 228).

Lorenzo Ferrari and Riccardo Agostini (Audi R8 LMS) won race-1 of the 3rd round of the Sprint series of the Italian GT Championship held at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari Circuit of Imola. The Audi Sport Italia’s pairing proceeded Daniele Di Amato (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo-RS Racing) by 0.325s and Frassineti-Di Folco (Lamborghini Huracan-Imperiale Racing) by 0.742s. The top step of the podium in GT CUP went to Cozzi-Sernagiotto (Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo-AF Corse), while the victory of GT4 went to Di Giusto-Pera (Porsche Cayman-Ebimotors) in PRO-AM and Magnoni-Di Fabio (Mercedes AMG GT4-Nova Race) in AM. Race-2 (50 mins + 1 lap) will take place on Sunday at 15 with live TV coverage on ACISPORT TV (SKY 228) and will be shown recorded on RAISPORT at 22, as well as on live streaming from, Facebook and YOUTUBE


GT3: The race ended under the Full Course Yellow due to an incident in the closing stage of the first race of the 3rd round of the Sprint series, but this did not take anything away from the splendid win scored by Audi’s, Ferrari-Agostini, that also took the lead of the classification. They secured a great win that started with a great first stint by Agostini that was always very close to the poleman Di Amato and a great Ferrari in the second part of the race who fended off the attacks of the RS Racing driver. Di Amato ran a great race too as he lost it during the pit stop when the driver had to serve the 5s time penalty for the individual participation. He will start the Sunday race again from the pole position and could repeat the good performance put in today. Alex Frassineti will also be among the protagonists as he was third in race-1 with Alberto Di Folco. The Imperiale Racing’s driver did not have his usual co-equiper Luca Ghiotto, as the latter is busy with an international race, but he installed himself in the second place of the classification equaling former classification leaders Greco-Crestani (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo). The Easy Race pairing had a tough day and closed their effort in P8. The Audi drivers are now leading the provisional classification by 9 points.

Comandini-Zug (BMW M6 GT3-Ceccato Motor) ended at the feet of the podium a positive performance by the German driver who recovered in the second stint from P9 kept by Comandini in the initial stages. They proceeded S. Mann-Cressoni (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo-AF Corse), which also had a perfect race. The second win of the season allowed Simon Mann to close in on the classification leaders Perolini-Cecotto (Lamborghini Huracan-LP Racing), that were ninth overall and fourth in PRO-AM behind Guidetti-De Luca (Honda NSX-Nova Race) and Zampieri-Schreiner (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo-AF Corse), that respectively were fifth and sixth overall.

The top ten was rounded off by Chudaroglu-Fumanelli (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo-Kessel Racing), that were the first of GT3 AM, a performance that allowed the Turkish driver to increase his lead in the provisional classification from Erwin Zanotti (Honda NSX GT3-Nova Race), that was twelfth overall with Jorge Cabezas, behind Iacone-Tempesta (Lamborghini huracan-VSR).

The second Audi pairing Mancinelli-Postiglione had to retire at the drivers’ change due to the failure of the power steering. Segù-Baruch (Mercedes AMG GT3-Antonelli Motorsport) went off on lap one and Llarena-Middleton, retired in the closing stages following contact with Guidetti while fighting for P5.

GT CUP: This class was dominated by the Ferrari Challenge Evo that claimed a strong one-two for AF Corse. The top step of the podium went to Alessandro Cozzi and Giorgio Sernagiotto, that took the lead after the pit stops. The first stint was led by Sbirrazzuoli, but the Monegasque and Hugo Delacour, ended second proceeding the Porsche 911 4.0 of Berton-Riva (Krypton Motorsport) and the two Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo of Linossi-Vebster (Easy Race) and Demarchi-Risitano (SR&R), the latter are now standing 10 points shy of the classification leaders, Pegoraro-Mugelli (Lamborghini Huracan ST-Best Lap), that were seventh behind Dionisio-Barri (Lamborghini Huracan ST-Team Italy).

GT4: Despite the 15s time handicap, Di Giusto-Pera did not have problems getting on the top step of the podium in PRO-AM, which allowed Mattia Di Giusto to come very close to clinching the Italian GT4 PRO-AM title. The race was one way: after a very fast first stint by Pera, Di Giusto did not have problems claiming the fifth win of the season leading Ferri-Bettera (Mercedes AMG GT4-Nova Race), that fought with Carboni-Romani (Porsche Cayman-Ebimootors) in the closing stages. The latter were third at the flag. The Mercedes AMG GT4 of Magnoni-Di Fabio claimed the third victory in GT4 AM, which allowed the Nova Race’s drivers to pull away from Cerati-Ghezzi (Porsche Cayman-Autorlando), third at the flag behind Neri-Fascicolo (BMW M4 GT4-Ceccato Racing).

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