Int’l GT Open Report – Monza, Race 2
Sunday’s race 2, run in fine weather, produced a more predictable result – the Playteam Sara Free Ferrari F430 GTC of Michele Bartyan / Alessandro Pierguidi taking the win, the first for the F430, ahead of the Mosler of Guerrero and Pérez Aicart.

The American / British Mosler had dominated the first half of the race in Guerrero’s hands, while the Ruberti / Cressoni Ferrari 360 also led the race, before receiving a stop and go penalty.

The Scuderia Giudici 360 Challenge Ferrari won the GTB Class, the Scuderia Italia Aston Martin DBRS9 spinning two laps from the end, in Toni Seiler's hands. The Vipers ended up fifth and sixth this time. They’re classed as GTS cars in this championship (there was a mistake in the result for race 1).

The GTA Mosler occupied pole position (Guerrero - 1.52.270), with the Racing Box Viper of Lancelotti / Capellari alongside, only three tenths slower. The two GTA Ferraris – the 430 and 360 mentioned above – filled the second row.

Race 2
The Perazzini Viper didn’t make the start (engine), while the Saturday GTB winner, the Cutrera / Andrea Larini Ferrari 360 was withdrawn, Larini suffering food poisoning.

The Mosler took the lead from the lights, and somehow they all made it through the first chicane more or less intact, although there was contact.

The Vipers, on the dry track, were running cautiously because fuel consumption was an issue – and the surface was also very oily. Cressoni, starting the Ruberti Ferrari, incurred a 10 second penalty for contact with a SEAT – but Ruberti had emerged in the lead after the stops, the Mosler dropping to third after a poor stop. The F430 GTC was second at this point.

The MT900R was slowed with overheating towards the end, and the blue F430GTC came through to take a comfortable win by over 20 seconds, the Cressoni / Ruberti Ferrari just slipping to third with its penalty.

Matteo Cressoni: “I really do not understand the penalty. The Cupra was lapped, in my way and not going very straight. I could not avoid contact.”

The Vipers? Luca Capellari: “Our race was completely conditioned by fuel consumption, we had to respect carefully the planned strategy and we couldn’t do much more (than fifth and sixth).”

Michele Bartyan: “Perfect car and perfect race, everything has worked well for us. I am really happy about this new series and looking forward to an exciting season.”

Alessandro Pier Guidi: “I can only say that the new 430 is wonderful to drive and is already working perfectly, despite not having tested the car much prior to this race.”

Result
1 36 GTA Bartyan / Guidi Ferrari 430 GT2 47:46.559 24 174.21
2 2 GTA Aicart / Guerrero Mosler MT900R 48:09.881 24 23.322 172.80
3 20 GTA Cressoni / Ruberti Ferrari 360 Modena GTC 48:18.312 24 31.753 172.30
4 17 GTA Roda / Ried Porsche GT3 RSR 49:00.858 24 1:14.299 169.81
5 28 GTS Lancelotti / Capellari Dodge Viper GT3 49:15.880 24 1:29.321 168.94
6 27 GTS Belicchi / Zonca Dodge Viper GT3 49:41.916 24 1:55.357 167.47
7 10 GTA Amorin / Giao Seat Cupra GT 47:34.367 23 1 LAP 167.65
8 18 GTA Zani / Malucelli Porsche GT3 RSR 48:32.384 23 1 LAP 164.31
9 12 GTA Cristovao / Euser Marcos LM600 49:02.120 23 1 LAP 162.64
10 24 GTS Seiler / Groppi Aston Martin DBRS9 48:01.618 22 2 LAPS 158.82
11 8 GTA Merino / Jourdain Porsche GT3 RSR 48:19.543 22 2 LAPS 157.84
12 43 GTB Santos / Zoest Ferrari 360 Challenge 48:24.389 22 2 LAPS 157.58
13 35 GTB Gini / Arlotti Ferrari 360 Challenge 45:57.983 21 3 LAPS 158.38
14 5 GTA Romero / Sundberg Ferrari 360 Modena 47:33.326 21 3 LAPS 153.09
15 39 GTB Castro / Sloot Marcos Mantis 49:40.676 21 3 LAPS 146.55
16 4 GTA Bastos / Monti Ferrari 360 Modena 38:08.420 18 6 LAPS 163.54

 

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