Spa: Matteo Bobbi 24H race report

SECOND PLACE FOR BOBBI AT SPA 24H 30th July 2006 - Matteo Bobbi, Jaime Melo e Stephane Ortelli scored second of the GT2 series in the 58th edition of the legendary 24h of Spa-Francorchamps, and they arrived in the seventh place overall....

SECOND PLACE FOR BOBBI AT SPA 24H

30th July 2006 - Matteo Bobbi, Jaime Melo e Stephane Ortelli scored second of the GT2 series in the 58th edition of the legendary 24h of Spa-Francorchamps, and they arrived in the seventh place overall. After the first 6 hours the number 58 Ferrari F430 ended second, while after 12 hours the team was in the lead of the GT2 classification. These results yielded 17 and 20 points to the milanese driver. Matteo Bobbi and Jaime Melo are now in the first place of the classification, sharing it with their team-mates Mika Salo and Rui Aguas.

The next round of the FIA GT championship is scheduled for the 20th of August at the French track of Paul Ricard.

Matteo Bobbi
"To reach the end of a 24 hours race is a great satisfaction and the final result makes it even greater. The race has been very tough because of the hot temperatures, that yesterday were especially hard to bear up, but despite of this my race pace was very good. The car has been perfect: fast and reliable for the whole weekend long. The Spa round is a very hard race: it has a lot of points as prize and for this reason every possible trouble can have a big impact on the championship classification. Today everything was good: we are the leaders of the classification and we gained some points on most of our opponents".

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Mika Salo , Stéphane Ortelli , Matteo Bobbi , Jaime Melo , Rui Aguas