13.07.2022 – Two months after the opening round in Pergusa, Imperiale Racing is back to compete in the Italian GT Championship Endurance Series this coming weekend at the International Circuit of Mugello.
The Italian team, which comes from a spectacular debut in the Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS Sprint Cup in Misano, will be back to endurance racing with the two lineups in as many Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 Evo. Raúl Guzmán Marchina (MEX), Daan Pijl (NL) and a returning Mateo Llarena (GTM), who was absent due to health issues will be sharing driving duties in the #6 car. At the same time, James Roe Jr. (IRL), Sebastian Balthasar (GER) and Riccardo Ponzio (ITA) will debut in the #9 car as announced in June.
The stage of this round, the last of the Italian GT before the summer break, will be on one of the most beautiful and complete circuits in Italy: Mugello. Its 5.245 made the circuit in Tuscany recognised as a technical, complete and highly spectacular racetrack. Winning here requires great driving skills and a good setup as the layout of the circuit features all the variables: speed in the long straight, an up-hill first section downhill after the Casanova-Savelli and great car control at the Arrabbiate corners.
Luca Del Grosso (Team Manager):
“In Pergusa we were close to the podium. We are back in the Endurance with the complete lineups. Mateo is back with Raùl and Daan, while James, Sebastian and Riccardo will make their debut. I am really excited as the whole team to field two young lineups with great potential. We recently had a very positive test, the feeling among the drivers has been contagious and the whole team’s motivation is high: we want to do well and aim high in the PRO and PRO Am. Mugello is a racetrack where we happily go back to after the victory claimed last year. It is a circuit that must not be underestimated though, especially in Endurance. Strategy and performance are the keys to shine and we will try to get the job done starting from free practice”.
The program of the weekend
Friday, July 15 > FP1 15:10
Saturday, July 16 > FP2 8:45, Q1 12:45, Q2 13:10, Q3 13:35
Sunday, July 17 > R 16:15
Round 1: Pergusa – May 12-15
Round 2: Mugello – July 14-17
Round 3: Vallelunga – September 15-18
Round 4: Monza – October 6-9