Guidetti-De Luca (Honda NSX GT3) have the upper hand in Imola's race-2 at the 3rd round of the Italian GT Sprint Championship

The Nova Race pairing proceeded Ferrari-Agostini (Audi R8 LMS) and Comandini Zug (BMW M6 GT3). The first Italian title awarded is the GT4 PRO-AM that went Mattia Di Giusto's ways (Porsche Cayman). He was the first at the flag with co-equiper Riccardo Pera, while the victory in GT Cup went to Linossi-Vebster (Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo).

Honda secured the victory of race-2 in the third round of the Italian GT Sprint Championship that took place at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari Circuit in Imola. Jacopo Guidetti and Francesco De Luca crossed the finish line on top after 50 minutes + 1 lap behind the wheel of the NSX GT3 of Nova Race, that led Ferrari-Agostini (Audi R8 LMS-Audi Sport Italia) and Comandini-Zug (BMW M6 GT3-Ceccato Racing). Agostini-Ferrari are currently leading the championship at 69 points and proceed Frassineti (52) and Greco-Crestani (50). The Honda’s victory was rounded off by the victory in AM by Zanotti-Cabezas. The GT4 PRO-Am title has been assigned already to Mattia Di Giusto (Porsche Cayman-Ebimotors), who crossed the finish line on top with co-equiper Riccardo Pera. The AM championship is still open and Magnoni-Di Fabio are fighting with Cerati-Ghezzi (Porsche Cayman-Autorlando), that won the class while Linossi-Vebster (Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo-Easy Race) got on the top step of the podium in GT Cup.


GT3: Race-2 was decided with two laps still to go when Alex Frassineti (Lamborghini Huracan) and Daniele Di Amato (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo) have been fighting for P1 had a flawless contact while overtaking a lapped car. At that point, De Luca, who was third up to that point, after taking over the NSX from Guidetti – who in turn completed a great first stint – found himself on top and crossed the finish line as the first under a Full Course Yellow that followed Di Amato’s off. Despite having his car damaged, Frassineti ended fourth and scored seven points that keep him in the fight for the title. The driver from Rome and his new co-equiper Alberto Di Folco had a tough race. The latter ran a good first stint managing to stay close to Di Amato. Once on top of the race in the second stint, Frassineti was busy fending off the RS Racing’s driver in an exciting duel. In the final, the unexpected conclusion of the good duel arrived after the contact with a lapped car that caused Di Amato’s stranding in the gravel trap and heavy damage on the car.

The Nova Race drivers claimed the maiden win of the season, which was a deserved one after a great job done in the first part of the season by the team and the technical structure of JAS Motorsport. This success was rounded off by the first place of Guidetti-De Luca also in GT3 PRO-AM and that of Erwin Zanotti and Jorge Cabezas in GT3 AM.

Race-1 winners Ferrari-Agostini got the most of the contact between Frassineti and Di Amato and pulled away in the classification on Frassineti (+17) and Greco-Crestani (+19), the latter were seventh at the flag and Comandini-Zug (BMW M6 GT3), were third on the podium after a convincing race that followed P4 on Saturday.

After the victory in GT3 PRO-AM’s race-1, S. Mann-Cressoni (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo-AF Corse) ended race-2 in second place which allowed the young American to close in at 7 points from the classification leaders Perolini-Cecotto (Lamborghini Huracan-LP Racing), third at the flag behind Zampieri-Schreiner (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo-AF Corse).

The tenth place overall and the second of GT3 AM went to Iacone-Tempesta (Lamborghini Huracan-VSR), which proceeded Llarena-Middleton (Lamborghini Huracan-Imperiale Racing), that were handed a 1 minute time penalty due to the irregular drivers’ change, Cuhadaroglu-Fumanelli (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo-Kessel Racing). This result allowed the Turkish driver to keep the lead of GT3 AM.

Mancinelli-Postiglione (Audi R8 LMS-Audi Sport Italia) had a difficult race after the failure of the power steering in race-1. They ended 13th after a forced stop due to a puncture. Segù-De Luca (Mercedes AMG GT3-Antonelli Motorsport) ended fourteenth after an off of the driver from Como in the initial stages.

GT4: The first Italian title of season 2021 was decided in race-2. The GT4 PRO-AM went to the 23 years old driver of Ebimotors, Mattia Di Giusto, who was first with co-driver Riccardo Pera. As happened in race-1, the pairing of the team led by Enrico Borghi did not have rivals and led Ferri-Bettera (Mercedes AMG GT4-Nova Race), Cerati-Ghezzi (Porsche Cayman-Autorlando), that were the first of GT4 AM, and teammates Carboni-Romani, that were third of GT4 PRO-AM. Magnoni-Di Fabio (Mercedes AMG GT4-Nova Race) were second in GT4 AM and are now close to the title of this class. sono ad un passo dal titolo di classe.

GT CUP: The victory in this class went to Francesca Linossi and Daniel Vebster (Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo) that took the classification lead equal on points with De Marchi and Risitano (Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo), that ended second. After winning the opener in Monza, the Easy Race drivers did not shine in Misano but bounced back with a good win in race-2 leading the SR&R drivers and Lino and Carlo Curti (Porsche 911 4.0-Tsunami RT).

The previous classification leaders Mugelli and Pegoraro (Lamborghini Huracan-Best Lap) had a tough race and ended seventh. Now they have one point less than the new classification leaders.

Important points arrived also for Berton-Riva (Porsche 911 4.0-Krypton Motorsport), which were fourth and led Dionisio-Barri (Lamborghini Huracan-Team Italy) and race-1 winners Cozzi-Sernagiotto.

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The Italian GT4 PRO-AM champion MATTIA DI GIUSTO with RICCARDO PERA and team principal ENRICO BORGHI