Published on April 9th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli 2013 Kick off at @ Monza
The European series of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli got off to a start last weekend at Monza, with the first round of the season. Despite the changeable weather, fans turned out in force to watch the interesting race programme. It was great to see Giorgio Raffaeli in the paddock, the Kessel Racing driver who last year suffered a serious accident at Silverstone. Sunday featured the final legs in the two classes, with some really hard racing all the way to the flag in the two 30 minute sprint events.
In the Trofeo Pirelli category, the win went again to Lorenzo Casè (Forza Service), who followed up a strong performance in Saturday’s race with the win today that saw him lead home the winner of Coppa Giovani Stefano Gai (Rossocorsa) and Sergey Chukanov (Team Ukraine). Of the Coppa Shell drivers, David Gostner (Ineco/MP) ended on the top step of the podium, beating Vincenzo Sauto (Rossocorsa/Pellin) at the line. He had to settle for the runner up slot and the Coppa Gentleman award, while the battle for third ended in favour of Fons Scheltema (Kessel Racing) who beat his team mate Massimiliano Bianchi to the chequered flag. The second round of the European series of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli takes place at the Brno Circuit in the Czech Republic over the weekend of 19th May.