International GT Open
SMP Racing Ferraris dominate Race 1
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SMP Racing Ferraris dominate Race 1

SMP Racing took a brilliant double podium in today’s first race of the International GT Open Winter Series at the Paul Ricard track. Russian Roman Mavlanov and Italian Daniel Zampieri claimed the win in the Ferrari 458 ahead of team mates José Manuel Pérez-AicartVyecheslav Maleev. The AF Corse car of the Alexander Talkanitsa Jr & Sr ended third.

Matteo Cairoli, who set the third time in the qualifying with the Ombra Racing‘s Ferrari, didn’t start due to an engine problem, while Claudio Sdanewitsch kicks off from the pits. Pérez-Aicart took the lead ahead of polesitter Zampieri. At first corner, Thomas Kemenater was off the track, while shortly after Stefano Gattuso spun. Eric Dermont’s Porsche  encountered a problem and was forced to stop in the first lap.

After the pit stop Mavlanov took the lead with 6s on Maleev and Talkanitsa third. Positions did not change until the finish, with the Jan Seyffarth’s Mercedes stopping again in the pits – after a previous puncture – in the last lap.

Results

  Driver Team Time Download Results
Race 1 Roman Mavlanov-Daniel Zampieri Ferrari 458/SMP Racing 50:44.110 »
Race 2 A. Jr Talkanitsa-A. Sr Talkanitsa Ferrari 458/AF Corse 51:01.450 »
Qualifying 1 Daniel Zampieri Ferrari 458/SMP Racing 2:05.481 »
Qualifying 2 Michele Rugolo Ferrari 458/AF Corse 2:06.234 »
Free Practice 1 Peter Kox-Nico Pronk Lamborghini Gallardo/Kox Racing 2:08.390 »
Free Practice 2 Michele Rugolo-Claudio Sdanewitsch Ferrari 458/AF Corse 2:08.129 »
Free Practice 3 Roman Mavlanov-Daniel Zampieri Ferrari 458/SMP Racing 2:20.380 »
Free Practice 4 Roman Mavlanov-Daniel Zampieri Ferrari 458/SMP Racing 2:13.926 »
Free Practice 5 Roman Mavlanov-Daniel Zampieri Ferrari 458/SMP Racing 2:07.013 »
Free Practice 6 A. Jr Talkanitsa-A. Sr Talkanitsa Ferrari 458/AF Corse 2:06.735 »
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