After a year away, Scuderia Baldini will be at the start of the Italian GT Championship for the Endurance season-opener at Enna-Pergusa. The Roman formation fields a Ferrari 488 GT3 for former Italian GT champions Stefano Gai and Daniel Zampieri, and two-time Le Mans GTE-Pro winner Giancarlo Fisichella.
The team of Fabio Baldini last raced in the Italian GT Championship in 2019 when Stefano Gai won the Endurance title.
Out of a ride for 2020, defending champ Stefano Gai raced just once last year, finishing sixth in the Vallelunga endurance race in a guest appearance with AF Corse.
Giancarlo Fisichella is also back with Scuderia Baldini, having contested three races in 2019 alongside Gai in the Endurance championship-winning Ferrari with the legendary number 27. 2018 saw Fisichella and Gai take victory in four races and Gai nearly win the championship.
That 2018 championship title went to Daniel Zampieri, who completes the driver line-up for the red Ferrari. Like Gai, Zampieri made only sporadic appearances last year, but did score a win in the season-opener at Misano. 2021 marks the Swiss pilot’s return to the prancing horse with which he last raced in 2014 and won two International GT Open titles.
With the 2018 champion onboard as well, Stefano Gai recons the team will be one of the main contenders going into the 2021 Endurance championship: “I am very happy to be back in the GT series with the Baldini team with which I won in 2019 and I am equally happy to have Giancarlo with me once again. We are a very experienced duo and it will be even stronger with the addition of Daniel, a very quick driver and always good opponent – it will be an honor to have him in the team.
“In addition to Giancarlo, engineer Bonardi with whom I won my last title is also back. In short, it’s a strong combination and therefore, I think we could have a good season. It’s a very competitive crew.
“On the eve of the championship, I would like to thank the sponsors and supporters who support us and above all I must thank Fabio Baldini who has set up a really competitive line up this year as well.”
The Endurance portion of the 2021 Italian GT Championship kicks off on Sunday 23 May with a three-hour endurance race at Enna-Pergusa.
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