The Italian GT Sprint heads this weekend to Imola for the second round of the season, where Riccardo Agostini aims to show well again. The Italian driver started his series’ campaign at Vallelunga taking the first pole position of his GT3 career and claiming a second place and one victory, sharing the duties with Alessio Rovera aboard of a Mercedes car fielded by team Antononelli Motorsport.
Scoring important points at the Roman track, Agostini and his team mate top the Championship together with the Jeroen Mul and Vito Postiglione pair, and now aim to defend their lead.
The first part of the season showed the great potentiality of the German car and the reliability of the Agostini/Rovera duo, although thei have to face the new BoP that increased by 20 kilos the minimum weight of the car and adopt a smaller restictor.
Everybody of the Antonelli Motorsport team is optimistic. Only one month ago at Misano, in the Endurance Series, Agostini, Rovera and thir team mate Alexander Moiseev took another pole. Last but not least, two years ago at Imola Agostini won both the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final and the North American titles.
The two 50-minute free practices kick off the weekend on Friday at 10.10 am and 14.10 am. Both the 25-minute qualifying sessions will start on Saturday since 9 am and 9.35 am. The first of the two 50-minute races will start on Saturday at 13.05 pm, live televised on Raisport. Race 2 will start on Sunday at 11.40.
Source. Riccardo Agostini