Monza: Matteo Bobbi race report

First Race and First Podium For Matteo Bobbi Matteo Bobbi has already confirmed his place as one of the main protagonists of the FIa GT.After winning the world title last year with his team-mate Thomas Biagi, everyone had their eyes set on...

First Race and First Podium For Matteo Bobbi

Matteo Bobbi has already confirmed his place as one of the main protagonists of the FIa GT.After winning the world title last year with his team-mate Thomas Biagi, everyone had their eyes set on him this weekend. And of course Matteo Bobbi did not disappoint:he was second in the qualifying session and in the race. He is however a little sour about the misunderstanding that Gabriele Gardel had with the pitbox due to a radio problem that made Gabriele do a pitstop when the mechanics weren't ready. Matteo's team-mate ended doing a driving through and made another pitstop after the following lap.

A little incident that doesn't make there performance less great for the new couple: Bobbi & Gardel.

Matteo Bobbi

"This weekend, we confirmed that our car has a great potential. Our adversaries know that the Scuderia Italia's Ferrari 550 Maranello is the car to beat this year once again. The new Michelin tires worked very well and allowed us to be at the top throughout the weekend.

A good qualifying session allowed me to be second right behind the other Scuderia Italia's Ferrari.I started off well and overtook the poleman Gollin. Gollin was always behind me while the other cars a werr far from me.During the 28th lap,I made a pit stop and then handed the car over to my team- mate who was able to keep the first position. Then came that drive through due to a problem with the radio.When I got back into the car again,I did my best but I couldn't catch up. Moreover, due to an oil leak at the Lesmo corner, I went off track but luckily had no terrible consequences.

At that point,I thought that it was wiser for me to keep my second position and not run any other risks. The championship has afterall just started so anything can happen in the future."

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Matteo Bobbi , Thomas Biagi , Gabriele Gardel