The Driver’s Trophy
This Italian series was created by Dr. Sergio Peroni, a man who
thinks more of the spectacle on the track than making money –
writes Gabriele Tosi.
This event followed
the DTM to Adria last weekend (a week after the German series),
and the variety on track was remarkable: everything from a little
Peugeot 205 up to the big GTs. The series is divided into four distinct
races – for the F3s, for the Clios and two for GT and Touring
cars (up to 2500cc) and, the most interesting for your reporter
and for dsc readers, over 2500cc.
From 20 to 40
GT and Touring (Supertouring and ex-DTM) machines take to the track
at a typical event – but at Adria it was an impressive 35
of them racing.
went to a 996 Cup Porsche of Guido Piva (above)in front of another
996 of Salvatore Giorgi (right). In third overall, one of your reporter’s
favourite cars, a Volvo S40 (’99 Ryckard Rydell BTCC car)
of Pelucchio, after a very good battle with another 996 of Consoli.
The Porsche didn’t make the finish, stopping at the side the
track with transmission failure.
Behind the top
three the Vauxhall (ex Cleland BTCC) and the BMW 320 Supertouring
of Destro battled each other and with the marvellous BMW M3 of Zarpellon
(ex-DTM of Cecotto) and the Lotus Elise of Pugliese.
most beautiful car? Difficult to choose…I would pick perhaps
the Sierra RS 500, with its beautiful sounds.
Ah yes, on Friday
a Pagani took to the track just for fun, isn’t she beautiful?
Next stop Misano on June 6: a more suitable track for the bigger