Scuderia Praha dominates 12H Mugello
Scuderia Praha’s Ferrari 488 GT3 shared by Jiri Pisarik, Josef Král and Matteo Malucelli, dominated the Hankook 12H Mugello taking the lead from the pole position in the first part of the race and defending it during the last eight hours. Second place went to the Idec Sport Racing’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Dimitri Enjalbert, Patrice and Paul Lafargue.
An hour before the chequered flag, the Ram Racing’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Tom Onslow-Cole, Remon Leonard Vos and Kevin Veltman had spun and handed the third position to the Konrad Motorsport’s Lamborghini Huracán GT3 of Franz Konrad, Marco Mapelli, Giorgio Maggi and Christopher Zöchling.
Drama stroke early for the Porsche 991 GT3 R of Herberth Motorsport shared by Daniel Allemann, Ralf Bohn, Alfred and Robert Renauer. The Hankook 24H Dubai winners retired with an engine failure in the first part on Friday. The twin car lined up by Forch Racing powered by Olimp for Robert Lukas, Marcin Jedlinksi and Patrick Eisemann, that had held second place yesterday, lost time with bodywork repairs and finally retired with a puncture an hour before the end.
The 2016 overall champions, the Hofor-Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 (Roland Eggimann, Kenneth Heyer, Christiaan Frankenhout, Chantal and Michael Kroll), won the A6-AM and finished fifth overall.
Porsche Lorient Racing had both its cars in the SP2 lead battle, until they have retired with an electrical problem respectively accident damage. Victory went to the Speed Lover’s Porsche 991 Cup of Pierre-Yves Paque, Jean-Michel Gerome and Christian Kelders.
The SP3-GT4 class was dominated by the Nova Race’s Ginetta G55 GT4 of Frenchman Philippe Salini and the 2016 winners Luca Magnoni and Luca Rangoni, who took the glory on home soil. A big accident occurred to the other Ginetta car driven by Brit Tom Hibbert who was unhurt.