The Blancpain Endurance Series’ second round will be competed on the charming historical track of Silverstone, where F.1 World Championship competitions take place since 1950s. On the 5891 m long track, the talented driver, along with his teammates Zampieri and Ramos, will try to keep the lead of the Championship, displaying the same stunning performances he had previously displayed at Monza circuit.
The circuit landmarks are the three famous corners named Maggots, Becketts and Chapel which lead to the long straight called Hangar Straight “Those are the circuit’s three most important corners to set a good lap time, especially if you drive a GT car which has a low downforce. It is so important to keep a good race pace since the first corner”, says Davide Rigon “I cannot wait for driving the Ferrari 458 again. Almost one month has passed since my last successful race at Monza. We’re charged-up to race at Silverstone as we’re aware we can drive a successful race, even if it won’t be easy. We’ll have to pay attention to McLaren and Audi. I’m also very satisfied with Pirelli tyres as they fit our car almost perfectly.” When we talk about Silverstone, we know that weather is always a wild card “Silverstone has always been a rainy track, so rain will be one more variable.”
“At Monza they demonstrated to be powerful, as they were the fastest drivers on track and kept an unbeatable pace from the beginning to the end. So I feel confident also for the race in Silverstone. They’re leading the Championship. I just want to wish good luck to Davide and the team”, says the manager Giovanni Minardi.
The racing weekend will start on Saturday at 11am with the only 90 min. free practice session, followed by pre-qualifying to start at 16.35. The qualifying session will start on Sunday at 9 am and will be followed by a three-hour-race session to start at 14.50.
The Silverstone race will be streaming live on the Championship’s official website, Bloomberg Television and Eurosport. It could be watched all over Europe.