Davide Rigon ready to compete in the 1000km of Nurburgring

Here we are. The wait is over. This week end the Blancpain Endurance Championship’s last event will light up the Nurburgring circuit. It’s a 60-hour-race and drivers will cover 1000 km.

Davide Rigon, along with his team mates Zampieri and Ramos will be in the hunt for the title behind the wheel of the Ferrari 458 GT3. They’ve been the Championship leaders since the first race at Monza, where the race car #44 made in Maranello was the first to cross the line. Forgotten the grim 24H of Spa, the talented driver is ready to get on track again, after finishing second in his WEC World Championship’s debut race and scoring an exciting win at Spa-Francorchamps in the GT Open Championship, behind the wheel of the Ferrari 458 GT2.

“We’ve identified the problem which stopped us at the 24H of Spa and we’ve managed to solve it, so this is the most important thing. The Nurburgring race will be the decisive one. It’s like the Championship starts and ends at the Nurburgring. It’s an historical and narrow track. It will be so important not to make any mistakes”, says Davide Rigon “We’ve given evidence of our potential since the opening race at Monza, but unfortunately some unlucky events have slowed us down, just like at Spa, where if we hadn’t had that issue, we would have almost won the Championship.”

The German week end will start on Saturday with a 90’-free-practice-session in preparation for pre-qualifying (12.50pm-02.20pm) and qualifying (04.50pm-05.50pm) to set the starting grid order of the 6H scheduled for Sunday at 11.45 am, “The free practice session will give evidence of our potential. We’re ready for the final challenge.”

“We’re running the final race of one of the most important Championships of the GT series and we’re competing as leaders at the Nurburgring, anyway, we regret getting that bad result at Spa. If we had driven a successful race at Spa, we would have been more relaxed in competing in this event”, says the manager Giovanni Minardi “Unlike the other drivers Davide has had a busy month, as he competed in the WEC Championship and in the GT Open for the very first time, finishing second in the former and sealing a win in the latter. I think he’s in a very good shape and he’s ready to bring home the title. They will push hard until the end.”