Monza GT Open Race 1 Report

Zampieri-Mavlanov (SMP Racing) win and join title battle

AF Corse takes triple win in GTS

Montermini-Schirò (3rd) reinforce points lead and the SMP pair is now second, as Pastorelli-Ramos (V8 Racing) retire and score no points

Hamilton-Tutumlu (SRT Corvette) take 2nd and save Corvette’s honour

AF Corse sweeps the floor in GTS with 1-2-3 as Roda, race winner with Ruberti, strengthens championship leadershipIt’s a whole new game in the battle for the International GT Open, as Daniel Zampieri and Roman Mavlanov (SMP Racing Ferrari) took a brilliant and important success in Race 1 and Monza, preceding the pole-setter SRT Corvette of Archie Hamilton-Isaac Tutumlu and the Villorba Ferrari of Championship leaders Andrea Montermini-Niccolò Schirò.

As the V8 Racing Corvette of Nicky Pastorelli-Miguel Ramos lived a black day and was forced to retirement after two tire blows, the situation at top of the standings is completely new. With this third seasonal success, the SMP Racing confirms the good form in Monza (Mavlanov already won last year), is now second 3 points from Montermini-Schirò, with Ramos-Pastorelli now third 15 points behind. 

In GTS, AF Corse signed a triple win, with Giorgio Roda and Paolo Ruberti taking a clear win that reinforces Roda’s leadership in the class. Zlobin-Persiani and Lyons-Lathouras completed the podium of the Italian squad.