Competitors in all three divisions of the Trofeo Pirelli tackled the first round of qualifying today, to decide the grid for tomorrow’s Race 1. The first pole of the day went to Alessandro Balzan (Ferrari Moscow 1.37.512) who got the better of Stefano Gai (Rossocorsa) and Lorenzo Casè (Motor/Piacenza). Also in action, the Coppa Shell competitors from the North American and Asia Pacific series. Fastest was Canada’s Eric Cheung (Motor/Piacenza) in 1.39.402, followed by Francesco Piovanetti from Ferrari Ft. Lauderdale and Jim Booth of Ferrari of Atlanta. Next on track for qualifying were competitors in the European Coppa Shell, with Daniele Di Amato (CDP-1.37.674) fastest, followed by Giacomo Stratta (Forza Service) and Raffaele Giannoni (Motor/Piacenza.)
Tomorrow sees the second round of qualifying and the first races, with competitors grouped as follows; Asia Pacific and North America (Coppa Shell) and Europe, North America and Asia Pacific (Trofeo Pirelli) and Europe (Coppa Shell.) Tomorrow’s races will be shown live on Sky Sport 2 in Italy, while the Ferrari one-make series will also make for exciting viewing in over sixty countries around the world.