Jimmy Ghione: "Dear friends, whether of Striscia, Maserati or not, I really felt at home here. The main reason for this was the warm welcome and the fact that racing in a Maserati is a dream and would be for anyone."
Matteo Grassi (seventh overall):“I was pleased with how the race was going right up until the final turn.
Davide Baldi (1st in the Trofeo category, 2nd overall): “The day couldn't have got off to a worse start: the in-car fire extinguisher exploded just before we all lined up on the grid and we had to find a solution straight away".
Cedric Sbirrazzuoli (1st in the Team category, 1st overall): "Racing on slicks really was the right choice; mounting wet weather tyres would have been a big mistake.
The famous names were out in force at Monza for the Trofeo Maserati, and not only from the world of motorsport.
Ivan Basso, the cyclist from the Liquigas Cannondale team and winner of two "Giri d'Italia" (2006 - 2010), together with Giuliano Razzoli, gold medallist from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, enjoed the second qualifying session of the Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC held this afternoon at Monza (Italy).
The exclusive guest at the Trofeo Maserati on Saturday at Monza was the slalom gold medallist from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Giuliano Razzoli.
He gets noticed. Everyone stops him to say hello or ask for a picture or autograph and he always obliges with a smile.