The return to the track of GT4 Italy, the Italian series organized by FX Racing Weekend which enjoys the official SRO Motorsports Group licence, did not disappoint expectations. The second round of the season, after the debut staged at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, saw Alberto Naska and Tommaso Lovati share the top step of the podium in the two heats, after having been the architects of a fantastic duel for the success in the race. 2. A weekend of high temperatures and strong emotions on the Misano World Circuit saw the FX Racing Weekend championships on track as part of the event organized by SRO Motorsports Group. The Romagna circuit in fact saw the Italian series organized by Luca Panizzi present with four categories on the track, in a round held alongside the prestigious Fanatec GT World Challenge and in front of a splendid audience.
Among the most anticipated protagonists of the weekend in Romagna was undoubtedly Alberto Naska, making his absolute debut at the wheel of the Porsche 997 Cup of the Autorlando Sport team: the popular content creator, after having obtained a double pole position in qualifying, was in fact imposed at the end of race 1 which took place at night, preceding under the checkered flag the Porsche 718 Cayman of the Swiss Niki Leutwiler and the Belluno native Andrea Fontana, competing with the other car of Orlando Redolfi’s team. Denis Babuin, competing aboard the Audi R8 LMS GT4 of Bolza Corse, finished in fourth position at the end of a growing performance, immediately ahead of the young Tommaso Lovati, fresh from the success achieved in race 2 in Monza.
In the second test, the public’s attention was mainly focused on the double duel in the leading positions: on the one hand the one for third place, with Leutwiler busy defending himself from the attacks of Giovanni Berton’s Audi R8 LMS, while on the other the fight for success between Naska and Tommaso Lovati literally ignited the race. After a series of changes in the lead of the race, it was the Lema Racing driver who came out on top, able to precede the Piedmontese driver’s car with his Mercedes AMG GT4 and thus winning his second victory of the season.
As regards the ranking in the Cup class, Naska preceded Fontana and Crippa in race-1, with the latter and Andrea Marchesini (who took over from Fontana and climbed to the second step of the podium) able to place themselves behind the winner; in the classification reserved for GT4s, Leutwiler and Lovati shared the spoils in the two heats, with the Audi R8 LMS fielded by Bolza Corse which saw Denis Babuin and Giovanni Berton take third and second place respectively.
The GT4 Italy will return to the track on 9-10 September on the Mugello Circuit, for an event valid for the third round of the season and which will see all the main FX Racing Weekend categories present both for single-seaters and covered wheel categories.