Nannini, A Maserati & Paella
Fred Espinos was present at the final round of the Spanish
GT Championship yesterday (November 14), and was fortunate to come
across Alessandro Nannini, who was there to drive Gianni Giudici’s
Maserati, with the car owner and Nicola Larini.
wanted to eat paella, so we decided to come to Barcelona for this
race. It is the most expensive paella in the world, but I’m
really having fun here. I'm happy to race just for fun," said
the extrovert Nannini.
Giudici usually races
this machine in the Italian GT Championship, but an end of season
event in Barcelona – plus paella – was all the inducement
needed to make the trip across southern Europe to northern Spain.
Larini qualified the
Maserati in sixteenth place, but the trio wasn’t happy because
the car was supposed to be classified in the GTB category and the
organisers finally put them in the GTA category, with the Vipers
and the Marcos!
They finished the two hour race in 30th position - with three drivers
they needed an extra stop compared to most of the entries –
but that didn’t stop Nannini from enjoying the experience.
year Giudici would like to run the car in the Italian GT Championship,
with Larini. They are expected to develop the car a little, and
Nannini may race again from time to time, just to have some fun.
As he explained, he has nothing to prove, he is just looking for
Perhaps they’ll be back in Spain in a year’s time: they
found a fantastic restaurant serving paella, very near the Montmelo