GT World Challenge Europe – 6 Hours of Nürburgring difficult for Ferrari
Weekend to forget quickly for the Ferrari crews competing in the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring, the second round of the Endurance Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe. The best of the 488 GT3 Evo 2020 at the finish line was the number 52 of AF Corse engaged in the Pro-Am class who finished the race in fifth position.
Pro. The race for the two Ferraris started uphill with AF Corse number 51 out at the first corner due to a contact that ended with the broken rear left suspension, while for SMP Racing number 72, damaged by the episode, the sequence driving shifts allowed Miguel Molina, Sergey Sirotkin and Davide Rigon to move up in the rankings. Although the speed of the 488 GT3 Evo 2020 was not at the level of the leading cars, by adopting strategies based on longer stints than the rivals, the crew put themselves in a position to fight for the positions close to the podium in the final stages of the race. Twenty minutes from the end, when Davide Rigon had passed Haase and was preparing to attack Caldarelli,
Pro-Am . The fifth place with which Ferrari Competizioni GT official driver Andrea Bertolini, Louis Machiels and Niek Hommerson completed the German 6 Hours with the AF Corse 488 GT3 Evo 2020 represents a satisfactory result but far from the team’s expectations. The three Safety Cars that took part in the race took away a bit of pace from the Maranello car, which came close to fourth. A drive through for non-compliance with the white line out of the pit lane thwarted the good strategy studied by Sky Tempesta Racing which ended the race in tenth position. Between the two Ferraris, in seventh place, the car number 488 of Rinaldi Racing, the protagonist in particular during the stints of Mastronardi and Keilwitz.
Upcoming events. The GT World Challenge Europe will be back on track in France, at Magny Cours, from 11 to 13 September with the Sprint Cup while the next race valid for the Endurance Cup will be the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, scheduled from 22 to 25 next October.