Loris Spinelli has secured pole position for the opening race of the Italian GT Sprint Championship, while reigning Sprint champion Alessio Rovera will start from the front of the grid for race two as activities get underway at the Misano World Circuit.
Spinelli, the AKM Motorsport driver who managed a 1:32.598 around the fast Adriatic circuit, will start this afternoon’s race in front of and alongside Daniele Di Amato’s Ferrari 488 GT3 of RS Racing (1:32.688). The second row of the grid will consist of Daniel Mancinelli’s Audi R8 LMS GT3 of Audi Sport Italia (1:32.772) while alongside him will be Stefano Comandini’s BMW M6 GT3 of BMW Team Italia (1:33.169).
17-year-old and Easy Race driver Mattia Michelotto will start from the third row of the grid behind the wheel of a Ferrari 488 GT3 (1:33.261). Alongside him is Japanese Yuki Nemoto piloting the VSR Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (1:33.489). Closing out the first four rows for race 1 is Kikko Galbiati in his Imperiale Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 (1:33.489) and LP Racing’s Lorenzo Marcucci (1:33.544).
Race 2, scheduled for Sunday, will be an AF Corse Ferrari front row lockout. Alessio Rovera, managing an impressive lap time of 1:32.292, was able to secure pole position by just a tenth of a second in front of teammate Matteo Cressoni (1:32.392).
The 17-year-old Marius Zug of BMW Team Italia will start in front from the second row of the grid (1:32.442), while reigning Italian GT Sprint series champion Riccardo Agostini of Audi Sport Italia will find himself alongside the young German with his 1:32.507.
Singaporean Sean Hudpseth of Easy Race will start from the third row of the grid, managing a 1:32.832 in his Ferrari 488 GT3, just ahead of Giovanni Venturini’s Imperiale Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (1:32.885). LP Racing driver Riccardo Cazzaniga (1:33.179) and Danny Kroes of VSR (1:33.589) close out the fourth row of the grid respectively.
Making his Italian GT Sprint series debut, Andrea Belicchi in his Mercedes-AMG GT4 has secured both pole positions in the GT4 class for Scuderia Villorba Corse, managing a best lap time of 1:41.362. Riccardo Pera in his Ebimotors Porsche Cayman GT4 will start from the second spot of the GT4 grid after his 1:41.461. GT Cup pole position went to Easy Race driver Matteo Greco who is behind the wheel of a Ferrari 488 Challenge this weekend (1:36.159), while alongside him will be reigning Italian GT Endurance GT4 class champion Riccardo Chiesa.
Race 1 will consist of a 50 minute + 1 lap race which will start this Saturday at 18:40. Live coverage from Misano can be viewed on Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo’s Facebook page HERE.
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