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Speed Euroseries

Davide Rigon on the podium at the Speed Euroseries

Amazing week end for Davide Rigon. Making his debut in the Speed Euroseries behind the wheel of a Tatuus PY 02, the talented driver from Veneto, has left his mark on the Imola track by collaborating closely with the constructor’ staff to the development of the prototype and conquering a fabulous second place in race-1.

After the 2 hours practices, thank to which he became familiar with the car, Davide arrived on track for qualifying session and was well determined in putting the work done into practice to achieve a good result. At the end of the one-hour session, the driver from Lugo slowed down his performance marking a second time.

In race-1 he makes a good sprint and keeps himself bottled up behind Bellarosa, whom he overtakes at the Variante Alta  in the following laps, becoming the race leader. At that time Rigon imposes his speed on his rivals, running 1 second faster than them and leading the race by 11 seconds, before the mandatory pit stop. The trick comes out when the Wolf team driver pits. His pit stop time, in contrast to regulations, is shorter than expected, and relegates Davide to a second place.

“ Collaborating with such an important constructor for the development of a car, is always a great pleasure. Despite It was an unknown category for me, everything was alright. During free practices we made several tests to adapt the car to the track and in qualifying we made a great step forward. I made a good start and, at the Variante Alta, I inherited the lead, thus giving race a good pace. Everything was good just until the pit stop, where a 45 seconds stop is mandatory. After going back to track I was just bottled up behind rivals and only later I realized that Bellarosa hadn’t followed the rules. Despite penalty, which was imposed only after the race, he scored a win. Following this unpleasant event, the team decided to recede and not to take part in the second race, finishing the week end in advance.”, says Davide Rigon.

After the race in Imola, It’s time to think about next race, on programme next week end on the French track named Paul Richard, where the third round of the Blancpain GT Endurance will take place. After the races in Monza and Silverstone, Davide will be again behind the wheel of  his Ferrari 458 of Kessel Racing Team. “ I’ll go back to GT. We’re well prepared and hope to have a good performance, even if we’re conscious that we have problems in refuelling. In comparison with Silverstone, the climate will be so different and temperatures higher. It’s a modern track and  I know it since GP2. Pitch is abrasive down there, so we have to be careful with tyres consumption ” ends Rigon.

 

Speed Euroseries

Davide Rigon gets ready for his debut at the Speed Euroseries in Imola

A new challenge for Davide Rigon. Next week end the Italian talented driver will be behind the wheel of a Tatuus 12 for the third round of the Speed Euroseries, which will take place on the Enzo and Dino Ferrari track in Imola.

This is Davide’s debut in this kind of Championship and It will be a good chance for him to keep his concentration alive and do a physical training just before the third round of the Blancpain GT Endurance Series, on the programme at the end of June on the French Paul Richard’s track. It will be an intense week end in which Rigon will have to discover the car since free practices, to be at his best during qualifying ( on programme on Saturday, the 23rd at h12.40) and the 90-minutes-race.

“ I’m very happy to have the chance of racing consistenly, even if my main engagement is working with Ferrari Team and the GT Endurance Championship. It’s a honour to cooperate again with a constructor. For this reason, through my knowledge and experience, I’ll give my contribution to a further development of the car, previously started by Gianmaria. It will be a very hard week end, but I’ll have enough time to study the car and prepare myself at best for the two races. The goals to reach are of a high level so I hope to do a great job” says Davide Rigon.

“ I’m happy for the agreement with Tatuus. During the week end in Imola Davide will take a stab at driving a new car, offering all his experience to Tatuus. I’m sure that this will be another chance for Davide to show his abilities, even if our main engagements are the cooperation with the Ferrari Team and Kessel Racing in the GT Endurance Championship” says the manager from Faenza , Mr Giovanni Minardi.

Davide next racing week end will start on Friday morning with a 2 hours free practices session and will go on the following day with a qualifying round and the first race on programme at 16.45. The second round on Sunday (h15.45) will be the final one