Paolo Ruberti race report

24 HOURS OF LE MANS: RUBERTI BISSES THE PODIUM Nobody gets on the 24 Hours of Le Mans podium by chance. The most famous race of the world has always been very challenging, full of insidious bits and merciless with who commits mistakes. Last...

24 HOURS OF LE MANS: RUBERTI BISSES THE PODIUM

Nobody gets on the 24 Hours of Le Mans podium by chance. The most famous race of the world has always been very challenging, full of insidious bits and merciless with who commits mistakes. Last year, Paolo Ruberti finished the race in second place, a result that was the anticipated the victory at the 24H of Spa a few weeks later.

The driver from Verona did not miss the chance this year too and engraved his name again on the second place of the podium of Le Mans. This is a result that is entirely Italian, staring from the crew completed by Matteo Malucelli and Fabio Babini. A tricolor was also on the livery of the F430 GT2 with Pirelli tyres lined up by BMS Scuderia Italia.

After the fifth place in qualifying, the Italian trio ran a constant race without any mistakes keeping contact with the highest positions. The progressive debacle of Porsche made easier the podium hopes of the crew of the number 97 Ferrari: first the third position and finally the second position in the closing hours awarded drivers and team, both author of a spotless performance.

"It is strange to 'get used' to go on the podium at Le Mans", declared Ruberti at the end of the prize ceremony. "This is a unique race whereby a podium is worth more than a lot of victories. We made a good work since qualifying: the car was competitive, well balanced and we have always been faithful in a good result. Being an entirely Italian team gave us a further motivation and added value to our podium".

-creidt: pr

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Fabio Babini , Matteo Malucelli , Paolo Ruberti