SAN LUIS (Argentina), November 23rd 2008 - Thomas Biagi ends happily 2008 FIA GT Championship thanks to the third place gained together with Christian Montanari on the unusual San Luis racetrack. He overtakes then in the overall ranking Emmanuel Collard's Porsche which was fourth.
"It has been a really hard race, above all for the baking hot and for the sand blown by the wind in the racetrack - said Thomas at the end of the proof - I had to modify all the paths and I also slightly touched the barriers many times, with high risks; the adherence degree was even unstable because of the sand. I am moderately satisfied. Let's say that we got the goal of saying goodbye to this season from the podium. I wish I could have ended up the Championship among the three first positions and we nearly arrived...
This year has been as much demanding as I expected, for sure it has strenghtened my temper and I have learned to understand FIA GT Championship by the perspective of GT2 serie. I have acquainted myself with this experience and I will face 2009 with a positive mood. I thank AF Corse, all mechanicians and engeneers headed by the special guy who is Amato Ferrari, all those who trust in me, Client Dept of Ferrari Corse, Michelin and all sponsors who permitted us to face out this championship and this onerous transfer to South America.
Before saying goodbye, I would like to make my congratulations to Matias Russo and Luis Perez Companc for today's victory, and above all also to Maserati and to the pair made by my friend Bertolini and my previous car-mate, Michael Bartels, who have ascertained the pilot title of GT1 with the fifth place".
For Thomas 2008 hasn't come to an end: on December 9th you'll see him in action at the Motor Show in Bologna during the GT indoor thopy .