Pirelli Testing At Misano – Day 2
Light rain spoilt the morning running on Wednesday at Misano Adriatico,
but from 12.30 the track was dry and only slicks were required from
BMS Scuderia was running two different types of
Pirellis on its Aston Martins, the ‘FIA’ car much quicker
than the ‘Italian GT’ car. Jamie Davies or Fabio Babini
set a 1:29.4 on the car equipped with the faster tyres.
Marc Lieb was very busy in the Autorlano Porsche, trying many different
compounds, setting a best time of 1:32.8. Joel Camathias was just
an observer today.
set a 1:26.4 in the Vitaphone Maserati MC12
“Laboratorio” Maserati Light, the white car seen on
Tuesday, set a best time of 1:36.8 (Fabrizio de Simone), while a
new arrival, an Italtecnica car (right), with a standard gearbox
and Michelin rubber went round in a best of 1:36.4, Portuguese driver
Rui Aguas driving.
And then a Ferrari 430 GTC arrived, with Jaime Melo
driving. This one was fitted with Pirellis, and Melo set a best
of 1:32.2 – but at around 3pm, the car came to a halt, a serious
engine failure releasing oil out of the left side of the V8. Michelotto
engineers plus Ing. Luigi Dindo were in attendance with this car.
As expected, GPC arrived with a Ferrari too, this
one a 360, which lapped in a best of 1:33.7.
Luca Riccitelli is expected tomorrow, in an Ebimotors
Porsche, together with the PlayTeam cars (MC12 and 360 – or
perhaps a 430?).
All times unofficial.