“It was horrible. A whole week end work, a more than 22 hours race and a podium vanished at the door of the finish line”, this is Davide Rigon’s first statement on his return from the 24 hours race which took place at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit last week end. The 24 hours of Spa was the Blancpain Endurance Series Championship’s penultimate event.
The adventure of the Italian talented racer on the Belgian track, behind the wheel of the Kessel Racing Team’s Ferrari 458 GT3, can be summed up by his statement. Davide Rigon and his team mates Ramos and Zampieri ran a solid and perfect race since the beginning (they were stronger than a brake issue occurred five hours after the start), getting ahead to the third place, ready to preserve their leadership and try to take the final win. A little more than an hour before the chequered flag, a technical issue chilled the whole paddock, as the Italo-Brazilian pair had to withdraw.
“Everything was perfect until that moment. The car worked well and the staff was doing a great job. We had worked so well and set good times. At the fifth hour we had a brake issue, so we wasted so much time, but we were able to recover so quickly, displaying a great determination. We leave Spa with a bitter taste in our mouth, but we’re aware that we have what it takes to strive for the title at the Nurburgring”, says Davide.
Because of their withdrawal, the three drivers are not the Championship leaders anymore and the last event at the Nurburgring will be a real final race in the hunt for the title “Everything will be determined in September at the Ring” ends Rigon, giving all enthusiasts appointment for the week end of September 21st, for the Nurburgring conclusive race.