Kessel Racing Monza race report

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Kessel Racing delights in the rain at Monza.

#71 Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia: Stefano Gattuso, Daniel Zampieri, Davide Rigon
#71 Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia: Stefano Gattuso, Daniel Zampieri, Davide Rigon

Photo by: Ed Fahey

The first round in the "Blancpain Endurance Series" ended this afternoon at Monza with a confirmation of the Kessel Racing team’s extraordinary class at the end of a three-hour-long race determined by heavy rain.Gattuso/Rigon/Zampieri, who started from pole position, concluded the race in fourth overall position after a pursuit race, which started after around two hours into the race when the tarmac started to dry up and the track looked like a proper circuit. Besides the fourth overall place and the “PRO” category Kessel Racing gained nineth overall place in the "PRO AM" category with Valentino Rossi and Salucci.While in ninth overall position the car driven by Rossi and Salucci had a collision with a slower car at the first corner, which compromised the car’s set up for the rest of the competition. Less fortunate were Basso/Forgione/Mugelli, who had to retire due to a mechanical problem one hour before the end of the race. In the "Gentlemen Trophy" category Kessel Racing celebrated a success with Andreasi/Paladino/Caccia in the always competitive Ferrari F430 Scuderia, which was driven with determination in the first part of the race, therefore bringing home Kessel Racing’s first victory in the series. The next event with Kessel Racing is set for next weekend at the second round of the Ferrari Challenge and the International G.T. Sprint Series, held on the Dino and Enzo Ferrari circuit in Imola.

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