Lasagni and Guedes on the throne of the first round of the season at Mugello

Fantastic season opener for the 2024 edition of the FX Racing Weekend championships, which took place on the weekend of 22-24 March on the Mugello Circuit. As part of the prestigious 24H Series organized by Creventic, the Italian series was the protagonist on the Tuscan facility with a total of ten races that provided entertainment, thanks to the protagonists present at the start in the categories XGT4 Italy, FX Pro Series, Supersport GT, FX2 and Lotus Cup Italia.

In an inaugural round characterized by the presence of an international parterre and prestigious brands at the start, the Italian series which enjoys the official SRO Motorsport license crowned the first winners of a season that will be staged over five events on the main Italian racetracks, plus the non-championship round scheduled for Monza in September. The winner in race 1 was Manuel Lasagni (CZ Bassano Racing Team), who on board his Mercedes AMG GT4 made the best use of an optimal start from the second row to take the lead of the race and keep it until the finish line. Behind him came the Portuguese Tomas Guedes (Autorlando Sport) in a Porsche Cayman GT4 and the Finnish Benjamin Sylvestersson, at the wheel of the Promodrive BMW M4, while the poleman Mark Kastelic (Lema Racing) did not go beyond fourth place the final. The second challenge scheduled along the 5245 meters of the Tuscan racetrack instead saw the peremptory success of Guedes, who took the lead and was able to impose his own pace on an asphalt made slick by the rain. The young Sylvestersson confirmed himself on the podium, finishing second ahead of the Mercedes AMG GT4 of the Slovenian Kastelic, who took advantage of a penalty imposed on the Audi R8 GT4 of Andrea Bodellini. Successes also in the Cup class for the duo formed by Silvano Bolzoni and Andrea Marchesini on a Porsche Cayman RS.

The new XGTM Italy category was certainly not lacking in excitement, with the BMW M2 Cups playing a leading role in two very tight races: Andrea Frizza (V-Action Racing Team) had the satisfaction of beating the twin cars of Sashko Atanasovski and Mattia Simonini, slowed down by a penalty, in race 1. Simonini then made up for it with interest the following day, winning the second race and preceding Atanasovski (Pro.Motorsport) and Remo Castellarin (CZ Bassano) by a good margin, the latter having a good confrontation right up to the chequered flag.

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