07.10.2021 – The exciting closing weekend of the Italian GT Sprint 2021 Championship is about to start for Imperiale Racing that will get on track this coming weekend at the International Circuit of Mugello to play all its cars in the quest for the drivers’ title with Alex Frassineti (ITA).
The Italian driver will share the #63 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo with the returning Luca Ghiotto (ITA), but will be the only one that can still aim to the title as Ghiotto had to skip the round in Imola for the conflicting commitment at the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS. Some novelties will also characterize the #19 car in Pro-Am as Mateo Llarena (GT), in agreement with his teammate Stuart Middleton (GB), will face the weekend alone to increase his confidence in the car at the end of a remarkable debut season in GT3.
This is going to be a very important weekend for Imperiale Racing that is going to fight again for the victory as happened in the past few seasons, which confirms the competitiveness of the Mirandola-based team. Without considering mandatory discards, Alex Frassineti is currently second with a 17 points gap to the top and will not have handicap time to serve.
The challenge is going to be very exciting on one of the most complete circuits in Italy. Imperiale Racing claimed a stunning victory last July, on the occasion of the event valid for the Endurance series. Despite the forthcoming one being a different weekend in terms of track temperatures, weather and technical content, the team will have very positive data to start from in setting up the two Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo, especially thanks to the work done in the testing day held last week.
Free practice will kick off the weekend on Friday with two 50-minutes-long sessions at local 11:45 and 15:30. Due to the high number of entered cars, qualifying will be split by category and the GT3 cars will fight for the pole position on Saturday at 9:55 and 10:30. Race one will be on Saturday at 15:50, while race two will be on Sunday at 12:40.
Both races will be covered live by ACI Sport TV (CH 228 SKY), www.acisport.it/CIGT and on the Facebook page of the championship @cigranturismo, that will be shared also by @imperialeracing.
Luca Del Grosso:
“As in 2019, we are still here to play all our cards and we will give it a go until the end. Mugello is a very challenging racetrack, but we secured very important results here on several occasions. It is not going to be a walk in the park, we have very tough competitors and managing the races is going to be difficult due also to the high number of entered drivers and the traffic we will find on track despite the relatively short race. We will do our job as always, pushed by a great motivation to end the season on a high”.