PAOLO RUBERTI HOPEFUL WITH A FEW DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE ITALIAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP The await is mounting for the first round of the season of the Italian GT Championship at Misano. Paolo Ruberti will be among the protagonists of the...
PAOLO RUBERTI HOPEFUL WITH A FEW DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE ITALIAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP
The await is mounting for the first round of the season of the Italian GT Championship at Misano. Paolo Ruberti will be among the protagonists of the GT2 class behind the wheel of a Porsche 997 GT3-RSR of the team Autoorlando-sport in crew with Fabrizio del Monte.
The Misano World Circuit, denominated until 2006 "International Circuit Santa Monica" is located in the town of Misano Adriatico in the Italian province of Rimini. It has been designed and built under the aegis of Enzo Ferrari by the engineer Cavazzuti. The built started in 1970 and ended in 1972. Starting from 1980, the circuit housed some motor bikes grand prixes until 1993, when a terrible accident stopped the career of the three times world champion of class 500, Wayne Rainey. Renovation works followed and brought the track length from 3.488 meters to 4.060, offering for the first time a 'short' and 'long' version of the track. In 2007, motorbike world championship came back and some important modifications were made for the occasion, such as the lap direction that became clockwise, the extension of the track to 4.180 meters and widening to 14 meters, the elimination of a chicane and the construction of some grand stands. The circuit was named "Misano World Circuit" and it is now one of the most advanced tracks in terms of safety and offered services.
"I am satisfied of taking part in a growing championship like the Italian and I would like to thank the team for this chance; the level of competitiveness is gonna be high but I think our package will be competitive. We will run race one in the night, conditions that always exalted me at Spa and Le Mans: I hope it can be like that on Saturday too".
-source: paolo ruberti