We try to keep the atmosphere “light”, but the anticipation for the start of this decisive weekend for the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia is palpable. In Monza the main protagonists of the ranking have already found themselves in the paddock and then headed together on the old high-speed ring for a dedicated photo session and the topic of chasing titles (absolute, Michelin Cup, Team and also that of the Scholarship Program for young people ) is not among the most popular.
It could not have been otherwise, partly for good luck and partly to lighten that tension of waiting that is already evident and that once you get on the track will at least partially melt away. But there is also a more “practical” reason, that is the fact that the weather and its possible evolutions are frequently the main ones. A theme that is particularly close to the heart of the leader Alberto Cerqui and all his pursuers.
At the moment the sun is shining on Monza, but by tomorrow afternoon things should change, with some risk of rain already for race 1. Race 2, on the other hand, is already given “for loss”, in the sense that in the specific case the forecasts at the moment are not offer alternatives to wet conditions. Of course we will see, but, apart from the differences with a dry race, should it rain, the strategies related to the use of new tires could also be affected for those who had managed to keep a set of “wildcard” Michelin to be used on the decisive weekend. .
In the meantime, however, there is an hour of free practice to face this afternoon after the briefing with test director Massimiliano Ghinassi, while the technical checks are already underway for the 33 911 GT3 Cups registered (all present), whose model 991 Jan. II will be in the last race as “premier class” before becoming the protagonists of the Silver Cup in 2022 with the arrival of the 992 (without abs).
Remembering the weekend appointments, after today’s free practice, sabato qualifications are held in two rounds from 10.25 to 10.55 (PQ1) and from 11.00 to 11.10, or the PQ2 reserved for the top-12: this second session will decide the pole position and the definitive starting grid for race 1, which takes the away in the afternoon at 16.20 with live TV on Sky Sport Action (Sky channel 206).
The final race 2 will be staged on Sunday starting at 11.05 and live on Sky Sport Arena (Sky 204) and free-to-air on Cielo (digital terrestrial channel 26). Both races will also be broadcast in live streaming in HD on the official website www.carreracupitalia.it. The 2021 season will end with the announcement of the winner and the wild card of the Scholarship Program, scheduled for 2.30 pm.
Motorsport.com will take care of all the updates and results of this grand finale session by session.
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