Montermini-Moncini (Villorba) and Ayari (JMB), separated by 1 point, to fight for overall title, with Ramos and López-Frezza as outsidersSame gap at the top of the GTS class between Bontempelli-Gattuso (Kessel Ferrari) and Roda (Autorlando Porsche)Over 40 cars expected in Catalonia
The final and decisive round of the International GT Open is approaching! In one week time,the season will come to an end with the traditional autumn rendez-vous at the Circuit deCatalunya near Barcelona, where two exciting races can be anticipated, as title battle is closeand fierce in all standings, from overall to GTS.
As the series heads to Catalonia, five teams can still claim GT Open’s scratch title, althoughthe focus will be on the duel between the Ferraris 458 of Andrea Montermini-EmanueleMoncini (Villorba Corse) and Soheil Ayari (JMB Racing), separated by only one point (168 vs167) at top of the rankings! But also Miguel Ramos (Edil Cris – 151 points) and Cochito López-Marco Frezza (Vittoria Competizioni – 143) still have a card to play.
One point is also the difference separating the two title contenders in the GTS class, withLorenzo Bontempelli-Stefano Gattuso (Kessel Ferrari) and Gianluca Roda (paired with FabioBabini on the Autorlando Porsche) having 98 and 97 points respectively. Mathematically, thetwo pairs could also bid for the overall title (they have 144 and 137points in the overallstandings), which adds an interesting spin to the final round! In the Teams standings, a fourwaybattle is still open in the SuperGT class among Villorba (75), JMB (74), Edil-Cris (68) andVittoria (64), while Kessel Racing is almost out of the reach in GTS.
As always, the Barcelona round will be special, as many additional entrants are expected. It isforeseen that the entry list, which will be issued on Monday, will include over 40 cars. Thegrid will already be enhanced by the presence of the competitors of the Spanish GT / Iber GTchampionship, who will jointly dispute their sixth, final and also decisive round. Portuguesestar Manuel Gião, on the Drivex Porsche he shares with Miguel Ángel De Castro, is leading with152 points, only three more than the Aurora Ferrari F430 of Celso Míguez-Hugo Godinho.Obviously, GT Open and Spanish GT competitors will only score points for their respectivechampionship, without scoring nor blocking points in the other series.
Fans in Barcelona will have the opportunity to enjoy a full and rich race programme, whichincludes the European F3 Open, the FIA Formula Two, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo and theF.Abarth European Series Selenia.
All the action can be followed live via our webstreaming TV, on gtopen.net, while liveTV coverage is ensured by Motors TV (pan-European), Nuvolari and Primocanale (Italy), Canal+ Deportes and Teledeporte (Spain), Sport TV (Portugal), Orange TV Sport (Poland) and FoxSport and ESPN (Latin America).