Silverstone: Davide Rigon race report

On the track of Silverstone Davide Rigon, at the wheel of his Ferrari 430 prepared by the team BMS Scuderia Italia, took off to his first race season in the FIA GT championship. After the qualifying session which saw Davide Rigon and his ...

On the track of Silverstone Davide Rigon, at the wheel of his Ferrari 430 prepared by the team BMS Scuderia Italia, took off to his first race season in the FIA GT championship.

After the qualifying session which saw Davide Rigon and his companion team Joel Camathias mark the eleventh time due to a misunderstanding, everything is ready for departure. Wet track following the rain fall and then part with the "rain". The race has a duration of 2 hours with "driver change" in the middle competitions.

The F.3000 championship Davide Rigon has a great responsibility to do the first part and, thanks to an excellent start, managed to recover undergone numerous positions reaching sixth place, surpassing Ferrari and Porsche. Arrive the moment of pause in mid-race and Rigon cedes the steering wheel to Camathias for the final stage of the race. Unfortunately, the BMS Scuderia Italia team decides to mount the intermediate Pirelli tyres instead of slick, which will pay no choice at the end of the race: the track, with the passage of machines, begins to dry out and deteriore the compounds interim F430, dispersing so all the advantage acquired from Rigon in the first part. At the end of the second hour, however, Joel Camathias will cut the finishing line in seventh position thus gaining the first 2 points iridati.

Davide Rigon

"I'm quite satisfied with how the race went. I managed to make a good start surpassing different opponents. I managed to keep a very high pace turning on the timing of the first and this gives me great pleasure, whereas for me was the first race. Unfortunately, when the pit stop the team preferred to mount the intermediate compounds, instead of soft as did all other teams. This long has penalized because the track was dried faster than expected. We managed to win anyway two points and the seventh square. Between two weeks we will be at Vallelunga for a test session with Pirelli and then on 18 May we go to Monza for the second stage. Having behind a house as the official Pirelli is really fantastic "

-credit: daviderigon.it

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Joel Camathias , Davide Rigon