After taking the second place at Interlagos and the fourth in a rainy Fuji, Davide Rigon sealed his first win in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The talented driver from Vicenza, who is at the Scuderia Ferrari’s disposal, crossed the line first at the wheel of the 8Star Motorsport’s Ferrari 458 GTE he shared with Enzo Potolicchio and Rui Aguas.
It was a strongly desired win, taken at the end of a very successful race week end. During free practice the Ferrari #81 set the best time and set the third best time in qualifying, arriving just a few thousands behind the pole. Rigon set the pace, handling a perfect race. He set the best laptime and scored a great success for the Scuderia.
“It was a perfect week end. We demonstrated our good condition since free practice and we missed the pole just for a few thousands. We did our best during the race and, after taking control of the car in the last stint, I pushed hard and set the best laptime. I closed the gap and won the race”, says Davde Rigon “Even if the Astons hadn’t abandoned, I’m sure we would have won the race all the same. We set excellent times all through the race and I always kept a very good pace. It’s an all team’s success. I established a very good connection with Enzo, Rui and all the team’s staff, so this helped to score important success such the one we scored in Shanghai”, says the Minardi Management’s driver. Thanks to this success, 8Star Motorsport Team’s gap with the GTE AM-class leader drops down to only 5 points. The last Bahrein round will be the decisive one.
The Far East keeps on winking at Davide, who can add this victory to his career. In 2008 he brought the Beijing Guoan Team to success in the Superleague Formula Championship.