GT – Davide Rigon draws attention on himself at Navarra
In the final racing weekend of Blancpain GT Endurance Series which took place at the Spanish circuit of Navarra, Davide Rigon drew attention on himself by keeping a top driver pace and leading his Ferrari 458 to the second place, before yielding the wheel to his team mate Gattuso.
Two years after winning the Superleague Formula Championship for the second time, the talented Italian driver is now ready to go back to the Spanish track behind the wheel of his Ferrari 458. In a cool and rainy Sunday, Davide took the lead of the car during the second hour of the race and soon managed to get up to the 2nd position, next to McLaren.
When the rain was getting harder and harder and the race was getting into the final part, Rigon had to pit to change tyres and yielded the wheel to his team mate. Due to heavy rain, the track was impracticable, so the race director decided to stop the race a little bit in advance, just after the safety car dominated the track for a long time.
“ It was a good weekend, I like the Navarra circuit so much. Last time I raced here was in 2010, when I won the Superleague Formula Championship for the second time. We handled a good race since qualifying and during the race I managed to get up to the 2nd position under a rainy weather, and got next to the McLaren. As rain was getting harder and harder, we decided to pit and that was the moment I yielded the wheel to my team mate. It was a hard season and the Championship was very selective. I want to thank Kessel Team for giving me such a great opportunity.”
With the race at Navarra, Davide Rigon’ first racing season in the GT Blancpain Endurance Series ends up. It’s a magnificent Series in which more than 50 cars were involved throughout the six venues scheduled for the Championship.