Ahead of the start of the 2021 racing season, Kateyama offered teams and drivers the opportunity to get into the grove of things with a two-day track day at Monza on Wednesday and Thursday. Heeding the call was a small but varied collection of race cars from GT3 to TCR to one-make GT machinery and even a lone Renault Clio.
Nine cars total signed up for the GT and Touring Car sessions that were held alongside sessions for formula cars. Catalunya-based Madpanda Motorsport had made the journey across the Pyrenees and Alps to test its Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo in preparation of the upcoming Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS. The team led by owner and driver Ezequiel Pérez Companc, was the only GT3 showing up, was fastest in all four sessions, with the quickest time of 1:48.267 set on Thursday afternoon.
Second fastest on Wednesday was Dinamic Motorsport. The team from Reggio Emilia didn’t come with any of their Porsches from either the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia or GTWCE, but instead ran a Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo in traditional Dinamic green-black colours.
Ebimotors took to Monza with three Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars driven by Gianluca Giorgio, Flavio Lucini, Guido Ponti and Gianluigi Piccioli. It was the first track activity this year for the team as it prepares for another busy season in Italy and abroad.
On track for development testing was the Dallara Stradale. The race car manufacturer’s first road-going vehicle was seen sporting new, camouflaged aero parts, piloted by long-time Dallara driver Marco Apicella.
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