Being confident of the podiums won in the last two rounds at Fuji and Shanghai, that add to the third place of the beginning of the season at Spa-Francorchamps, Davide Rigon, paired with Calado, is ready to return at the wheel of the Ferrari 458GTE-Pro #71 of AF Corse team, in the seventh and penultimate round of the World Endurance Championship at Sakhir circuit, for the 6 Hours of Bahrain.
Once again, Davide will treasure his experience that gained last season, when he ended his first experience in the World Championship with a considerable second place, decisive for winning the Team title for the 8Star Motorsport and the Constructors title for Ferrari. The 5,412 meters of track, built on the suburbs of Bahrain’s Manama capital, bring back memories in the 27-year-old driver’s mind. In addition to second place of last season, in 2009 he won a great podium in GP2. “It‘s a track that I always liked, where I collected important results, both in open-wheels and GT cars. We arrive to this appointment after the second place at Fuji and third place at Shanghai. Both my team-mate and I and the all AF team, we are ready to go on the hunt for a new positive result for Ferrari “, Davide Rigon says, flying to the capital of Bahrain. “We are preparing to spend the last two rounds on two tracks (Bahrain and Interlagos), which should be better adapted to the characteristics of our 458“, the Venetian driver says. “It will be a hard race, for both the high temperatures that’ll be reached inside the car, and because we will start with the sun and end up at night.”
Therefore, Ferrari’s ride towards Constructors title will continue, as main purpose of Davide and AF Corse team for this season. With two more rounds on the agenda, the Prancing Horse Team leads the group ahead of Porsche and Aston Martin, with Davide and Calado in seventh place in standings.