The 4.1 kms of the Estoril track inaugurates this coming weekend a new challenge for Riccardo Agostini in the International GT Open series. The first of seven double rounds hosted in Portugal, will see the Italian driver making his debut with the Imperiale Racing – the squad that claimed the title last year – sharing the wheel of the #25 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 car with Dutch youngster Rik Breukers, with whom he already clinched two victories at Abu Dhabi, in the first round of 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East.
Joining the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program for the third consecutive year, the 2017 champion of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America and winner of the World Final last November at Imola, is aiming for the fifth title of his career, after he became the Italian F.3 champion in 2012 and ensured the Carrera Cup Italia title three years later. The 23-year-old Agostini is now determined to get the title bid in one of the European high-level series, defending the Lamborghini dominance which last from 2016.
“This is the first time for me on this track, with a new team, in a series I never raced before. It will be a very interesting weekend. I expect positive result. Unfortunately, due to the bad weather, we did few test. I am confident on my team, as it already won the championship last year”, commented Agostini.
The tests kick off on Thursday. Free practice – two sessions each of one hour – are schedule for the day after. Q1 gets underway on Saturday, from 9.40am to 10.10am, followed by the 70-minute Race 1 at 3.15pm (4.15pm CET). Q2 starts at 9.25am and ends at 9.55am, with Race 2 (60 minutes) scheduled at 2.15pm CET time.
Source. Riccardo Agostini