20 cars have been confirmed to take part in this weekend’s second round of the Italian GT Endurance Championship at Mugello. The list of entrants has grown by eight cars from the twelve seen during the opening round of the series at Pergusa.
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GT3 sees yet again a healthy grid size, which includes Pergusa race winners Mattia Drudi, Lorenzo Ferrari, and Riccardo Agostini in their #12 Audi Sport Italian Audi R8 LMS GT3 – last year’s Mugello winners after a thrilling battle with BMW squad Ceccato Racing. A second Audi Sport Italia R8 LMS GT3 will also be present with Filip Salaquarda, Karol Basz, and Vito Postiglione set to team up yet again after suffering a disappointing retirement during the opening stages of round one.
Nine Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo cars make the journey to Tuscany, with two coming from the Iron Lynx squad. The team makes their first appearance in the national series since 2019. The first Iron Lynx entry will consist of driver and team principal Andrea Piccini, Claudio Schiavoni, and Rino Mastronardi, while the second entry will be driven by the all-female crew of Sarah Bovy, Rahel Frey, and former British GT champion Flick Haigh.
AF Corse has confirmed two Ferrari 488 GT3 Evos, the first one being piloted by Sean Hudspeth, Carrie Schreiner, and Antonio Fuoco while Matteo Cressoni and Simon Mann will pilot the second entry.
Swiss Ferrari loyalist Kessel Racing brings two Ferrari 488 GT3 Evos to the fight, with Stephen Earle, David Perel, and Niccolò Schirò set to be the behind the wheel of the #11 Pro-Am-entered car. David Fumanelli and Murat Cuhadaroglu will share driving duties in the other #33 Pro-Am entry.
Pergusa runner-up finishers Scuderia Baldini has made no changes for Mugello, having confirmed Giancarlo Fisichella, Stefano Gai, and Daniel Zampieri in their iconic #27 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo, while Luca Filippi, Fabrizio Crestani, and Matteo Greco will pilot the solo #3 Easy Race Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
After a strong performance and claiming race 1 honors at Misano during the second round of the Italian GT Sprint Series, Daniele Di Amato is set to make his Italian GT Endurance Series debut after having been confirmed alongside teammate Alessandro Vezzoni in the #25 RS Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
Two Lamborghini Huracán GT3s have been entered, one from Imperiale Racing and another from LP Racing. Stuart Middleton, Andrea Amici, and Alberto Di Folco will be behind the wheel of the #63 Imperiale Huracán, while Lorenzo Veglia, Angelo Negro, and Pietro Perolini will share the cockpit of the #88 LP Racing machine.
Nova Race has entered one Honda NSX GT3 into the mix, having confirmed youngsters Erwin Zanotti and Luca Magnoni behind the wheel of the #77 car.
The GT3 field is completed by the BMW M6 GT3 of Ceccato Racing, a car which enjoys the ups and downs of the Tuscan circuit. Marius Zug and Stefano Comandini will assume driving duties of the German vehicle.
The GT Cup class sees an entry boost this weekend, with four cars showing in the preliminary entry list. Points leader Edoardo Barbolini, Nicholas Risitano, and Luca Demarchi will be piloting their #333 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo of team SR&R, which also confirmed a new entry into the championship, bringing a Ferrari 458 Challenge for drivers Giorgio Vinella and Leonardo Becagli.
AF Corse will field one Ferrari 488 Challenge for Cedric Sbirrazuoli and Hugo Delacour, while Team Italy will participate in their #399 Lamborghini Huracán Supertrofeo with drivers Giacomo Barri, Alfredo Varini, and Ermanno Dionisio.
One GT4 entry will be present, with Ceccato Racing having confirmed one BMW M4 GT4 for Alfred Nilsson, Giuseppe Fasciolo, and Nicola Neri.
The second weekend of the Italian GT Endurance series at Mugello will start on Friday 2 July with two free practice sessions set for 13:50 and 18:00 local time and will continue on Saturday with the third and final free practice session at 9:00. Qualifying will also be on Saturday with a 13:45 start time, while the three-hour showdown will take on Sunday at 14:00 CEST.
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