Cedric Sbirrazzuoli and Stefano Gai came out on top in this second round of the Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC. This weekend’s action took place at Monza and saw nineteen crews from seven countries competing.
The AF Corse driver from Monaco claimed an important win in the special Team classification to go with his overall victory. Behind him in Race 1 came David Baldi, Venezuelan Gaetano Ardagna and twenty year-old Swiss driver Andrina Gugger. Baldi - Ardagna - Gugger was also the podium order in this morning’s race. In the event, the drivers chose to go with slick tyres with the track still a bit damp from the rain that had come down during the night. The conditions explained the unusual start with the pack following the Safety Car around for the opening three laps.
In Race 2, one held on a dry surface, it was straight into the action as the cars bunched going into turn one. Coming out best was Gaetano Ardagna as he pinballed into the lead. The afternoon race was an eventful one with Stefano Gai eventually taking the win. Victory came on his home track after he had secured two pole positions and after retiring from Race 1 following a collision. Second across the line was Ardagna with David Baldi claiming third, a finish good enough to see him consolidate his championship lead. Fourth went to Niccolò Piancastelli who edged out Manuel Villa after he was hit with a drive-through.