Giorgio Amati with strength and at the same time patience returns to success in race 2 of the penultimate round of the Carrera Cup Italia at PEC Franciacorta. The Dinamic Motorsport rookie took his second success of the season after that of race 1 at Imola after starting well from the pole position obtained on the inverted grid thanks to yesterday’s 6th place in race 1 and in fact dominated the Sunday of the Porsche Festival while everything happened behind him.
In particular to those who are still fighting for the title and who, like Enrico Fulgenzi, second with his EF Racing after winning race 1, and Simone Iaquinta, third again, still plays a prominent role as outsider and can also count on a great experience.
In a race characterized by three safety car periods, at the start and at each restart Amati was able to build a substantial gap and his victory was never in question. Between contacts and duels more or less at the limit, there are several drivers who have ended up under investigation and the commissioners will have a lot to do in the post-race, Fulgenzi and Iaquinta included, who at one point fought strenuously with each other.
Under the podium, trying to keep himself out of trouble as much as possible and taking advantage of the various duels in front, Risto Vukov took a brilliant fourth place, which for the Macedonian of GDL Racing also means the best result of the season. Race similar to that of Stefano Gattuso, who brought the first of Ombra Racing’s 911 GT3 Cups to the finish in fifth position.
Instead, Leonardo Caglioni loses the opportunity. On the second lap the young man from Bergamo touches on Iaquinta and is forced to retire while trying to defend his second position, which, having started from the front row alongside Amati, he had kept at the start. He was the first among the protagonists of the upper parts of the standings to say goodbye to the contest. And the reason for the first safety car.
Shortly after it was the turn of Gianmarco Quaresmini (Tsunami RT). To forget his home round, where he had finished first in his class and where instead after Saturday he collects another retreat after stopping with the front end damaged, probably in contact, perhaps with Benny Strignano, who ends his race in gravel. and forces the use of the second safety car.
Another contender for the title out of the picture is Marzio Moretti. Bonaldi Motorsport’s man from Mantua spun after a contact with Daniele Cazzaniga (who continues with some problems and will eventually stop too) in the middle of the race. The fact is under investigation and the third safety car enters precisely to allow the recovery of the 911 GT3 Cup number 3.
The only ones to escape are Alberto Cerqui, who with the car of the Q8 Hi Perform Team damaged on the bodywork in the front right fender area manages to finish sixth, and Alessandro Giardelli, who also involved in duels to the limit, manages to cross the finish line eighth with the third 911 GT3 Cup from Dinamic Motorsport.
Ultimately in Cerqui, on the strength of the ranking primacy gained yesterday in race 1, it did not go badly, given that he will return to the last and decisive act in Monza on 29-31 October with 7 points ahead of Giardelli and 22 over Quaresmini, while more detached, but mathematically in the running, there are Caglioni, Moretti and Fulgenzi.
Among the under 23s of the Schoalrship Program, in this chaotic race 2 Leonardo Moncini showed coldness, who as in race 1 is the author of a convincing performance and ends seventh, while Giammarco Levorato (Tsunami RT) is ninth and his teammate Federico Malvestiti tenth. Mention for Aldo Festante, who for Ombra Racing does not go beyond the 12th place but who ends a complicated weekend with the fastest lap in 1’09 “310.