Brno: Matteo Bobbi race report

Poker for Matteo Bobbi in Brno! It was the fourth round of the FIA GT championship and the fourth victory for team-mates Matteo Bobbi and Thomas Biagi. Regardless of the 100kg handicap weight, the Ferrari 550 Maranello was able to impose itself...

Poker for Matteo Bobbi in Brno!

It was the fourth round of the FIA GT championship and the fourth victory for team-mates Matteo Bobbi and Thomas Biagi. Regardless of the 100kg handicap weight, the Ferrari 550 Maranello was able to impose itself with authority in front of the second place winners Andrea Piccini-Jean Deniz Deletraz and BMS team-mates Fabrizio Gollin and Luca Cappellari who arrived third.

During Saturday's qualifications, Matteo Bobbi pushed the car to its limits and had had the third best time in spite of the 100 kg of handicap weight which could have created a problem. The 100 kg that during the race were handled really well by Biagi and Bobbi thanks to a good race strategy. Car no. 23 was leading the field right from the first pit stop and never looked back. There were no problems during the second pit stop as well which allowed Matteo Bobbi to start the third hour of the race in the lead. From that moment on, Matteo took control of the track and was careful not to let Andrea Piccini's Lister who was 2nd with only a 30 second difference, intimidate him.

Matteo Bobbi

"If someone had told me at the beginning of the championship that after four races ,I would be in the lead with full points , I would have never believed him. Instead, even if this is my first experience with this type of car, I'm in 1° place of the classifications and am considered as the race car driver to beat. I'm really proud of this and this pushes me to do better. Our perfect race strategy did not allow the 100 kg of handicap weight to weigh to much on us (excuse the pun!). The two perfect pit stops allowed my team mate Thomas Biagi and I to rule the race right from the second hour of the race. Thomas handed the car over to me in first place and I managed to keep that position far from my adversaries. So much so that the second place driver did not intimidate me. I want to share my joy with Thomas and with all the team that did a great job throughout the whole weekend."

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Andrea Piccini , Matteo Bobbi , Thomas Biagi , Luca Cappellari