FIA WEC – Davide Rigon flies to Austin for the 6 Hours
Davide Rigon is ready to get back at the wheel of his Ferrari 458 #71, for the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. After three months from the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the World Championship par excellence in the Endurance category is preparing to turn on the engines and get to the heart, reaching the turning point of the season.
The stage is one of the important one. After England, Belgium and France, the Circus is ready to fly overseas, landing in Texas, in the brand new “Circuit of the Americas” of Austin – scene of Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2012 – for the 6 Hours.
This will be the debut for the test driver of Ferrari, along the 5.513 meters in which the German architect, Mr. Tilke, has designed twenty curves among the great differences in height; these curves together with the long straight of 1km will give several ideas for overtaking.
“Finally back on track. It will be a circuit to be discovered, as well as my first race overseas in the World Championship and with these cars. I started to discover the layout on the simulator. Austin is a very demanding circuit, especially the first part, with many blind corners“, Davide Rigon comments. “The goals are important, because we want to confirm our position at the top Constructors and Team PRO ranking“. After the first three appointments, Ferrari and AF Corse respectively lead the Constructors ranking – with 135 points and before the opponents, Porsche and Aston Martin – and the Team ranking. “The weather will be a variable to take into account. It will be our first real “hot” race, where resistance is put to the test, as well as car and tyres”, the driver of Minardi Management, Davide Rigon, concludes.