A Lister To Italy
No, not for the FIA GT race at Monza this weekend, but for the Italian
GT Championship event at Imola – also this weekend (writes
The Lister Storm is chassis
GTM 001, the 2003 Piccini / Deletraz FIA GT car, and the Italians
at the wheel throughout the season will be Stefano Zonza and Angelo
Lancelotti, last year’s runners up.
not being run by the Lister works team," points out Fiona Pearce,
"although we will be supporting them at every race."
There is the possibility
of a Ferrari 550 appearing, run by the JMB team: if it does race,
Lorenzo Casè will be one of the drivers. More 550 / 575 models
are expected during the season.
Vipers still dominate
the GT division though, with two from Racing Box (for the reigning
champions Perazzini and Matteuzzi, and Baso / Cioci and two from
the DR Sport Equipe, for Mastracci / Bonaldi and TBA / TBA.
In N-GT it will be Ferrari
against Porsche. Two new RSRs will be run by EbiMotors for Riccitell
/ Quester and Pigoli / Galimberti, two 911s (one RSR and one RS)
by the Autorlando Sport team (Moccia / Groppi in the 2004 car, Valli
/ Deverikos in the RS), and one or two RSs by the newly formed Newman
Motorsport (Lancieri / Carli) and Sport Center (TBA)
The Ferrari troop will
be led by the reigning N-GT Champions, Loris Kessel Racing, with
two GTC 360s for Chiesa / Kessel (and TBA / TBA), plus two 360 Modenas
from the Mastercar team for Monti / Drudi and Bortignon / TBA, one
360 Modena from Mik Corse (Francescon / Berton) and with the Yellow
Racing Team joining the series during the year, with one or two
cars, that will eventually make six or seven 360s.
The third class, called
TN (Trofeo Nazionale) will see the European debut of the new Maserati
Light version for Team Giudici (Ardigò / Mettel and Giudici
/ Raimondi), one Trofeo version for Cipolli / Corradi, two Ferrari
355s for Lana Corse (Emiliani-Lanci / Nattoni and for Merzario /
Spatafora) and one Porsche 911 GT3 for Sada / Argenti and possibly
another from EbiMotors.
The pair of
races at Imola are both on Sunday, March 28.