News From Italy & Spain

Gabriele Tosi and Sergio Fonseca have been digging through press releases and magazines for the latest news from the continent.

Autosprint in Italy suggests that Loris Kessel Racing will enter a Ferrari 575 (probably) or a 550 in the Italian GT Championship, with Kessel himself and Andrea Chiesa at the wheel.

Still with big Ferraris, and again either a 550 or a 575, for former Porsche Club Driver Max Cattori and LaVecchia, in Itralian GTs, while Lamborghini Trophy driver Vincenzo Tirella is expected to enter a Lamborghini Gallardo in some FIA GT rounds.

Diesel engines may or may not be the power plant for future LMP1 cars, but the Campionato Italiano Prototipi will see a 2.0 diesel mounted in a Sighinolfi prototype.

According to the Spanish magazine Auto Hebdo Sport, Scuderia Cavallino isn't going to enter two 575 GTCs in the FIA GT Championship (as the team originally stated in a press presentation at Barcelona). The team will now run two Ferrari 360 GTCs (so that should help balance out the two classes). Alberto Cano's team has two drivers confirmed: Iñaki Goiburu and Marcel Costa.

The Spanish team apparently wants two famous, international (ex- Ferrari F1drivers) for the second car, and it is apparently talking to Jacky Ickx and Patrick Tambay!


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