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Italy: Andrea Piccini IGT Mugello summary

A Sweet and Sour Mugello For Andrea Piccini After the double victory in Magione, team-mates Andrea Piccini and Luca Riccitelli conquered the lead in race 1 in Mugello. Race 2 instead was all but memorable. Andrea Piccini who had 60 kg of ...

A Sweet and Sour Mugello For Andrea Piccini

After the double victory in Magione, team-mates Andrea Piccini and Luca Riccitelli conquered the lead in race 1 in Mugello. Race 2 instead was all but memorable. Andrea Piccini who had 60 kg of ballasts, was hit by Monti's Ferrari and was forced to retired.

This is what happened to Andrea Piccini this weekend in summary on the Mugello race track in the Italian GT championship. Piccini was will be participating in the FIA GT championship on board the Lamborghini starting from the Donington race but in the meantime, accepted the Ebimotors team's invitation to participate in this championship along side their official driver Luca Riccitelli. The team had hoped that Andrea could help Riccitelli climb his way up on the classification.

A wish that has come true: Piccini and Riccitelli have 3 wins and only one retirement. Andrea will be by Ricitelli's side once again in Misano on June 13th.

Andrea Piccini

"All in all, I think we have to be happy about the weekend in Mugello. To the first race's success we have to add the second race's retirement. During the first start, Luca took off well and was in the lead for the first half hour of the race. When he handed the car over to me, we had a few seconds of advantage over Chiesa/ Kessel's Ferrari.

Even with used up tyres, I was able to stay ahead of Kessel's Ferrari. Kessel foolishly tried to overtake me but hit my Porsche instead. He got the short end of the stick after that and was eventually disqualified .At that point I only had to keep up my pace, and cut the finish line. I was1 in my category and celebrated my victory with Luca on the podium.

Unfortunately race 2 didn't go as well. The car was really heavy due to the ballasts that are given to the winners. We would have had a good position if it hadn't been for Monti who hit me and sent me off track. It's a real pity but after the races in Magione and Mugello, my team -mate Riccitelli has conquered the second position in the general classification.

Therefore, I'm happy to have contributed to bringing Luca up on classification."

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Series GT
Drivers Andrea Piccini , Luca Riccitelli