27.07.2020 – The debut of Imperiale Racing in the GT World Challenge powered by AWS – Endurance Cup 2020 at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola has been positive.
The Italian team has fielded the #23 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo driven by Kikko Galbiati (ITA), Giovanni Venturini (ITA) and Lucas-Ayrton Mauron (CH) in what is considered as the most complete and prestigious series for GT cars in the world that has run its opening round this year in Imola after the lockdown.
Imperiale Racing put in a crescendo of results as drivers improved a lot their feeling with the circuit. After the testing session held on Friday and free practice on Saturday morning, the #23 lineup were resolute to run a strong qualifying and Galbiati-Venturini-Mauron posted times inline with all the other Lamborghini cars, closing the session in P23 with the average time of the three best times of 1’42.604s.
Unfortunately, the race did not go as expected though. The race began with a long neutralization period that kept drivers behind the safety car for the first twenty minutes. At the restart, Imperiale Racing’s #23 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo car was flawlessly involved in a race incident and Venturini had to retire the car at the entry of the Rivazza corner.
Luca Del Grosso (Imperiale Racing – Team Manager):
“The weekend did definitely not end as we would have hoped for, but it has been a positive experience for the whole team. The GT World Challenge powered by AWS – Endurance Cup is the most important and prestigious GT competition in the world and it has been a good chance to make the team grow on a lot of aspects. Despite this being a one-off participation, we sensibly improved our performance from the first three sessions in qualifying, we are a bit sorry that the race ended so soon as we worked on the race pace to optimize the result in the race. This is definitely not the end, we collected important feedback for the Italian GT Endurance Series and I believe this can be the first race of a lot more to come”.