Two free practice sessions kick off the race weekend on Vallelunga’s Piero Taruffi.
A decidedly cool climate for the season welcomes the drivers and teams of the Mitjet Italia Racing Series al fourth appointment of the season. Very cloudy weather is looming on the Vallelunga track, but the very brief and light showers of rain never wet the Roman asphalt.
Therefore, the two 25-minute free practice sessions scheduled for Friday take place smoothly, with the teams working on the cars looking for the ideal set-up for tomorrow’s qualifying and the drivers trying to understand every single inch of the track be able to get the best out of their means.
To do best of all in the morning session is Povilas Jankavicius, the Lithuanian of the Arctic Energy team already protagonist in the last two rounds. Not far from him Federico Scionti for the colors of Costa Ovest, only 29 thousandths, third Essart, who returns to MIRS after a brief appearance in the first round at Mugello.
In the second session it is De Marco, of the Ala Racing team, to set the best time, right in front of Jankavicius, lowering the best time of the morning by one second. Essart, Malvestiti and Benedetti follow in order.
Unfortunate accident for Cosentino in the first session (in which he also marked the fourth absolute time) which compromised the participation of car n4 in the second session only two hours later.
Thanks to the excellent work of his team, Cosentino will still be present tomorrow, when the qualifications will be held: Q1 at 10.45, for a 25-minute session, as well as for Q2, starting at 2.00 pm.