14.09.2022 – After the podium in Mugello, Imperiale Racing is going to be back on the track this coming weekend in Vallelunga for the third round of the Italian GT Endurance 2022 Championship.
The Mirandola-based team confirmed both lineups in the Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 Evo: Raúl Guzmán Marchina (MEX), Daan Pijl (NL) and Mateo Llarena (GTM) will share driving duties in the #6 car with the target of confirming the great result obtained in July, James Roe Jr. (IRL), Sebastian Balthasar (GER) and Riccardo Ponzio (ITA) will be in the #9 car at the second exit in the Italian series trying to bounce back from the bad luck experienced in Mugello.
The 4.085 meters of the circuit of Vallelunga are technically different from Mugello and they will be a stimulating challenge. The circuit is often used by the Federation ACI Sport for tutoring sessions for young talents and this confirms that the circuit is rather complete and among the most interesting in Italy. After the start, a short straight leads into the Curva Grande and into a very fast part including the two Cimini and Campagnano corners. The layout gets more driven towards the Soratte and the mid part. The Roma right-hander finally rejoins the pit straight.
Luca Del Grosso (Team Manager):
“At Mugello, we intensified our presence in the Italian GT Endurance Championship with two young lineups that are part of our mid-long term junior program. We are working hard inside and outside the circuits to constantly improve devoting special care to data analysis and preparation of drivers. The tests run last week gave great results, the drivers found a good performance on the circuit of Vallelunga since the beginning but a lot of commitment will be needed over the weekend. We got several podiums here, we have a solid knowledgebase and we refined the preparation through some intense sessions at the simulator. We are highly motivated and we will work hard to get the best possible result as this round will define the standings. My expectations are high on both lineups”.
The program of the weekend
Friday, September 16 > Free Practice 16:05
Saturday, September 17 > Free Practice 8:30; Qualifying 14:55
Sunday, September 18 > Race 15:00
Round 1: Pergusa – May 12-15
Round 2: Mugello – July 14-17
Round 3: Vallelunga – September 15-18
Round 4: Monza – October 6-9