Daniele Di Amato (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo) wins race-1 of the 2nd round of the Italian GT Sprint Championship at the Misano World Circuit

At the flag, the RS Racing driver proceeded Fuoco-Hudspeth and Mancinelli-Postiglione. Victory to Pegoraro-Mugelli (Lamborghini Huracan ST) in GT Cup and Di Giusto-Pera (Porsche Cayman) in GT4. Race-2 is scheduled for Sunday at 15.10 with live coverage on Acisport TV and all the web platforms of the championship.

Daniele Di Amato (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo) won race-1 of the 2nd round of the Italian GT Sprint Championship that took place in the late afternoon of Saturday at the Misano World Circuit. The RS Racing driver, who races alone, proceeded the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo of Fuoco-Hudspeth (AF Corse) by 4”635 and the Audi R8 LMS of Mancinelli-Postiglione (Audi Sport Italia) by 4”991 at the end of a hard-fought race. The GT Cup victory went to Pegoraro-Mugelli (Lamborghini Huracan ST-Best Lap), who led the Ferrari 488 Challenge of Demarchi-Risitano (SR&R) and the Porsche 991 4.0 of La Mazza-Nicolosi (Krypton Motorsport), while in GT4 the victory went to Di Giusto-Pera (Porsche Cayman-Ebimotors) that led Magnoni-Di Fabio (Mercedes AMG-Nova Race) and Neri-Fascicolo (BMW M4-Ceccato Racing). The 50 minutes long + 1 lap race-2 will get green lights on Sunday at 15.10 and will enjoy live coverage on ACISPORT TV (SKY 228) and streaming from www.acisport.it/CIGT, Facebook www.facebook.com/CIGranTurismo and YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-QsHUuslO4iZekAeBoskgg/featured.


GT3: He skipped the first two races in Monza but Daniele Di Amato did not skip the races at the Misano World Circuit behind the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo. Despite racing without co-equiper, the RS Racing driver secured his maiden overall GT win in the Italian Championship regardless the 5s handicap time he had to serve due to the solitary participation. Started from the second place of the grid, the Italian driver kept it chasing poleman Fuoco before taking the lead with nine laps to go overtaking Hudspeth. Despite the second safety car that compacted the group in the closing stages, Di Amato managed to pull away at the restart and end ahead of AF Corse’s Fuoco-Hudspeth. The driver from Singapore fended off Postiglione’s attacks in the end, as the latter was also slowed down by a GT Cup car when the safety car exited, which forced the Italian driver and his co-equiper Mancinelli to P3. Audi Sport Italia’s pairing secured a good result anyway, allowing them to take the lead of the classification ahead of teammates Ferrari-Agostini, which were fifth overall, behind Ghiotto-Frassineti (Lamborghini Huracan). Imperiale Racing’s pairing, started from P8, recovered a couple of places with each of the two drivers as the latter engaged in a good duel with Perolini at the restart after the safety car.

Sixth overall and first of GT3 PRO-AM, S.Mann-Vilander (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo-AF Corse), led the Lamborghini Huracan (LP Racing) driven by Perolini-Cecotto, that were second in GT3 PRO-AM. The driver from Venezuela recovered two places in the first stint, and then Perolini got stuck at the restart after the safety car which caused both his outside lateral mirrors to close. The second place of the class allows the drivers of the Italian team to keep the lead of the GT3 PRO-AM.

The top ten of race-1 was completed by the eighth place of Guidetti-De Luca (Honda NSX-Nova Race) as the driver from Rome completed a nice recover in the second stint. They led the GT3 AM winners Cuhadaroglu-Fumanelli (Ferrari 488 GT3-Kessel Racing), and Segù-Baruch (Mercedes AMG GT3-Antonelli Motorsport). Lippi-Filippi (Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo) had to pit in the closing stages due to gearbox issues, while Comandini-Zug (BMW M6-Ceccato Racing) stopped two laps early due to a puncture.

GT CUP: After the third place in Monza’s race-2, Pegoraro-Mugelli claimed a splendid win in Misano. They built it starting from qualifying when they secured the pole position of their class. The Best Lap pairing kept the lead of the race in the first stint with Pegoraro leading the Swede Vebster (Ferrari 488 Challenge-Easy Race), who recovered well from the last spot of the starting grid. Mugelli later on did not have problems to keep the lead proceeding Francesca Linossi, who took over from the Swedish driver, but the young driver of Easy Race had to pit due to a tyre issue at the restart after the safety car, which relegated her to P5.

Therefore, the second place of the podium went to Demarchi-Risitano (Ferrari 488 Challenge-SR&R), which proceeded the Porsche 991 4.0 of La Mazza-Nicolosi (Krypton Motorsport). The latter completed a solid and effective race, with La Mazza completing a great second stint. Pitorri-Simonelli (Ferrari 488 Challenge-Best Lap) ended at the feet of the podium, while Carlo Curti (Porsche 991 4.0-Tsunami RT) was sixth as he was off in the gravel early on. He led Pavlovic-Fischbaum (Lamborghini Huracan ST-Bonaldi Motorsport). Dionisio-Barri (Lamborghini Huracan ST-Team Italy) went off in the formation lap due to a problem with the gearbox.

GT 4: Solid win to Ebimotors’ Di Giusto-Pera (Porsche Cayman) in GT4 PRO-AM. They led the pack for the whole race despite the handicap following the results scored in Monza and crossed the finish line ahead of Ferri-Garbelli (Mercedes AMG GT4-Nova Race) and teammates De Castro-Arrigosi. In GT4 AM the victory went to Nova Race’s Magnoni-Di Fabio (Mercedes AMG GT4), that were second overall and proceeded Neri-Fascicolo (BMW M4 GT4-Ceccato Racing) and Cerati-Ghezzi (Porsche Cayman-Autorlando).

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