17.10.2019 – Another challenge is ahead for Imperiale Racing that is about to get on track at the Monza ENI Circuit for the closing round of the Italian GT Sprint Championship 2019.
The Italian team will be again on track at the Temple of Speed after the round held at the same venue in April in the Endurance Series, but this time around the goal will be to fight for the title and end the season on a high keeping the good momentum up. The Lamborghinis Huracàn GT3 Evo of the team will be driven by Vito Postiglione (ITA) and Jeroen Mul (NL), #63 in PRO as Pietro Perolini (ITA) and Ben Gersekowski (AUS) will compete in Pro-Am in the #19 sister car.
The weekend of Monza is going to be particularly tough due to weather conditions that, currently, foresee rain, but also due to the sporting challenge that is going to be quite exciting on track. Imperiale Racing has scored two wins and two second places with the #63 car that makes four podiums in six races, while the #19 car claimed two third places in Pro-Am which shows the grit and competitiveness of the lineups.
It is going to be crucial to get everything right to be fast on the 5.793 meters of the circuit of Monza, the Italian venue has written some unforgettable pages in motorsport. The circuit is tough on engines that are flat out for more than 70% of the lap, while brakes will have to face important loads at the first chicane, at the Roggia, Ascari and Parabolica braking points.
The program of the weekend will follow the usual schedule with two free practice sessions on Friday at local 10:40 and 14:20. The two qualifying sessions will take place on Saturday at 10:00 and 10:35, while race one will get underway in the afternoon at 17:10 and race two on Sunday at 14:00.
The website of the championship www.acisport.it/CIGT and the Facebook page @CIGranTurismo will provide the live streaming feed of both races, while AutomotoTV (CH 228 SKY) will show the racing action live on TV and RAI Sport (CH 27 Freeview) will cover race two live. The complete media coverage is present on the website of the series.
Luca Del Grosso (Imperiale Racing, Team Manager):
“We want to bounce back.
The weekend of Mugello is behind our back and the whole team is keen to get a strong performance showing our potential.
We only have one target and, discards apart, we are going to need a perfect performance, especially with the #63 car that has a 20s handicap time to serve following the previous results. We are gonna need a strong performance from the #19 car too to aim to the second place of Pro-Am. We are up for the fight from lights to flag”.
Italian Grand Touring Sprint Championship | Classification
1. Postiglione-Mul pt. 82; 2. Agostini-Rovera pt. 70; 3. Comandini-Johansson pt. 68; 4. Fuoco-Hudspeth pt. 55; 5. Fontana pt. 41
Italian Grand Touring Sprint Championship | Pro-Am Classification
1. Fuoco-Hudspeth pt. 115; 2. Di Amato-Vezzoni pt. 89; 3. Larini pt. 53; 4. Perolini-Gersekowski pt. 44; 5. Mann pt. 40