On the 5842 m long French track at Le Castellet, Davide Rigon, along with his team mates Zampieri and Ramos, is ready to compete again to preserve the leadership in the Blancpain GT Endurance Championship.
One month after finishing 6th at Silverstone, the talented driver will drive the Kessel Team’s Ferrari 458 GT to compete in the third event of Blancpain Endurance. The round at Paul Ricard will represent the turning point of the season, after that we’ll enter the “hot” part of the season. After racing at the Bernie Ecclestone-owned French track, the Italian racer will also take part in the Spa 24 hours and in the 1000 km race at the Nurburgring, scheduled for the weekend of July the 28th and September the 22nd respectively “Spa and Nurburgring will be the two races which will assign the title. In particular, in the Spa 24 hours race, very important points are up for grabs”, says the 26-year-old driver of the Minardi Management.
“After Silverstone, our advantage has got down a little bit, but we head to the Paul Ricard determined and ready to take a podium finish again, after taking a win at Monza. If we don’t have any issues, we will strive for the win. Our Ferrari car should suit the French track very well”, says Rigon.
The 60 cars will compete at the Southern France-located circuit since Saturday morning to take part in the free practice session to be held from 11.20 am to 12.50 pm. On Saturday afternoon from 3.40 pm to 5.10 pm a pre-qualifying session will be also held. The qualifying session will be held on Sunday morning from 10.25 am to 11.25 am and the 3 hours race will start at 3 pm. The Paul Ricard race can be watched on streaming on the Championship’s official website and will be broadcasted on Bloomberg Television and Eurosport.