Imperiale Racing in Barcelona for the Grand Finale of International GT Open 2018
18.10.2018 – Imperiale Racing’s campaign in International GT Open 2018 is ready for the spectacular ending that will take place from October 19th to 21th in Barcelona (ESP).
The Italian outfit is to line up the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 driven as usual by the driver lineups. Giovanni Venturini (ITA) and Jeroen Mul (NL) will compete on the #63 car, Riccardo Agostini (ITA) and Rik Breukers (NL) on the #25, both in category PRO, while Raffaele Giammaria (ITA) and Jia Tong Liang (PRC) will be on the #19 in PRO AM in this closing race. After more than ten results on the podium, with six P2s, four P3s and the great win in PRO AM taken in the most recent round held in Monza, Imperiale Racing will get to the Spanish racetrack in the fight for the Teams classification, where it is standing second just two points short of Luzich Racing.
The circuit of Barcelona has been staging the closer of International GT Open for several seasons now, and it will certainly produce an unmissable spectacle this time around too, with its 4.665 meters that have already been decisive for the classification in the previous seasons. This circuit has been often used as test track due to its complete features. A lap at the Circuit de Catalunya starts with the long pit straight, a very quick first sector that leads into the Repsol braking point. The mid sector features a technical first part that leads into the Caixa hairpin. The final sector is the most technical of the whole circuit with several direction changes, the RACC chicane and the Catalunya corner that leads back on to the pit straight.
The weekend will kick off on Thursday in this occasion with two one-hour-long testing sessions at 13:00 and 15:00 (GMT+2). Two free practice sessions will follow on Friday at 10:45 and 14:55 (GMT +2). Qualifying one will take place on Saturday at 11:05, while race one at 15:40. Drivers will challenge each other in Q2 on Sunday at 10:20, while the closing race of 2018 will get underway at 14:15.
Both races will be available in Italy on RAI Sport (CH 58 freeview) with race one on Saturday at 16:10 and race two on Sunday live at 14:10, while the official website of International GT Open www.gtopen.net will provide the live streaming feed of both races.
International GT Open | Teams Standings
1. Luzich Racing pt. 90; 2. Imperiale Racing pt. 88; 3. BMW Team Teo Martín pt. 73; 4. RS Racing pt. 37; 5. Ombra Racing pt. 32
International GT Open | Drivers Standings
1. Mikkel Mac pt. 107; 2. Andrés Saravia – Fran Rueda pt. 104; 3. Alessandro Pier Guidi pt. 91; 4. Giovanni Venturini – Jeroen Mul pt. 82; 5. Daniele Di Amato pt. 71; 6. Riccardo Agostini – Rik Breukers pt. 66; 7. Andrea Montermini pt. 66
International GT Open | Pro AM Drivers Standings
1. Fabrizio Crestani – Miguel Ramos pt. 70; 2. Tom Onslow-Cole – Valentin Pierburg pt. 60; 3. Marcelo Hahn pt. 55; 4. Jia Tong Liang – Raffaele Giammaria pt. 45; 5. Bradley Ellis – Oliver Wilkinson pt. 38
International GT Open 2018 | Race Calendar
14-15 April – Estoril (P)
5-6 May – Paul Ricard (FRA)
9-10 June – Spa-Francorchamps (B)
7-8 July – Hungaroring (H)
1-2 September – Silverstone (GB)
22-23 September – Monza (ITA)
20-21 October – Barcelona (ESP)