After having confirmed Edo Varini and Gian Piero Cristoni just last week, the Paduan based team of Alan Gomboso, Duell Racing, has confirmed Michael Dalle Stelle as the team’s third driver.
The 30-year-old from Padua has spent multiple years in karting and in various open-wheel championships such as Formula 3 and the GP2 Series before joining the GT ranks.
2010 was the last time Dalle Stelle was seen inside the Italian GT paddock, having driven an Edil Cris Racing Team Ferrari 430 GT2. He later became the 2012 International GT Open GTS champion driving a Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3.
“I’ve known Gomboso for several years now,” said Dalle Stelle. “But due to various vicissitudes we never had the opportunity to work together.
“In December of last year, Gomboso offered me to do a test limited to about ten laps in Vallelunga with the Porsche GT Cup of Duell Racing. From there the spark took off. To go back to racing with a racing car on the track was an indescribable emotion.
“With Duell I immediately felt at home because in addition to feeling good in the workplace, there is a sense of respect and admiration at the base. This generates the right spirit within the team that will lead us to achieve the goals we have set ourselves.
“This year I confirmed my presence for the Italian GT Sprint series, but I’m still looking for any sponsors to be able to close the budget and also confirm an Endurance series seat.
“I’m really enthusiastic and very motivated. I can’t wait to step into the new Toyota GR Supra GT4 and get the right feeling with the car as I want to fight for the title right from the first race.”
The team, in partnership with Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe, currently sees itself preparing to give the Japanese marques’ Italian GT debut after having confirmed two Toyota GR Supra GT4s for the 2021 season.
The 2021 Italian GT season is set to kick off at Monza with its Sprint series rounds from 30 April-2 May.
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