18.07.2019 – Just under a month after the round in Imola, Imperiale Racing is about to switch engines on again for the third round of the Italian GT Championship Sprint 2019 at the International Circuit of Mugello this coming weekend.
This appointment will proceed the summer break and will be particularly important for the classification as the Sprint series will head to a long break before the grand finale in Monza in mid-October. Imperiale Racing is to field the usual drivers’ lineup on the two Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 Evo. The #63 car will be driven by Vito Postiglione (ITA) and Jeroen Mul (NL) in PRO and the #19 by Pietro Perolini (ITA) and Ben Gersekowski (AUS) in Pro-Am.
The Mirandola-based team will get to the start of this round targeting to confirm its role of the protagonist with both cars despite the challenge on the 5.244 meters in Mugello being one of the toughest of the whole season due to the technical and complete layout of the track but also to the forecasted high temperatures that could affect tyres management.
The long start/finish straight measures more than 1.100 meters and will lead into the San Donato corner which is a perfect spot for overtaking moves. The first sector goes up-hill up to the Borgo San Lorenzo turn and includes the Casanova-Savelli down-hill complex that is the most famous place of the circuit. The following Arrabbiate corners introduce drivers to the final sector that is slower and more driven and features the wide left-hander Bucine that rejoins the main straight.
The sporting programme will kick off on Friday with the two free practice sessions at 10:30 and 16:35 (GMT +2). Drivers will compete for the pole position in the two qualifying sessions on Saturday at 9:00 (Q1) and 9:35 (Q2). Race one will get underway in the red-hot afternoon on Saturday at 13:10, while race two will be on Sunday morning at 11:30.
The two races will be available through the live streaming feed at www.acisport.it/CIGT and on the Facebook page of the championship @CIGranTurismo and on RAI Sport (CH 57 Freeview). AutomotoTV (CH 228 SKY) and the main motorsport papers in Italy will also cover the event. Fans have the chance to register and download the free admittance ticket to watch the motorsport action live from the track-side.
Luca Del Grosso (Imperiale Racing, Team Manager):
“The season is heading into its second part and it is important to run a strong and error-free weekend in Mugello. This is certainly going to be a tough weekend, as the circuit requires a lot of driving sensitivity and a setup adapted to the fast but also driven sectors. We will work hard to allow our drivers to show their potential. Following the great results obtained in Imola, we will have to serve 25s time handicap with Vito and Jeroen in race one, which is something to take into account for the strategy. Ben and Pietro will have the chance to run a training session at the simulator tomorrow, they are growing and deserve to get important points in Pro-Am which has a very high level this year”.