Mugello (Scarperia), 5 November –The third day of the Finali Mondiali got underway with sessions on track for the drivers in the 599XX and FXX programmes. As for the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, the final rounds of all four series crowned more champions today. Yesterday, Stefano Gai became the Italian Trofeo Pirelli champion and Benedetto Marti was crowned in the Coppa Shell, while Max Blancardi took the European title. Today, Singaporean Ringo Chong won the Asia Pacific Trofeo Pirelli championship with Steve Wyatt winning the Coppa Shell, while the F430 category of the European series went to Gerald Grohman and the Mallegol-Bachelier pairing in the Coppa Shell. Tomorrow it’s time for the races to decide the world titles over three races taking place at 09.00 (F430) 11.05 (Coppa Shell) and 13.05 (Trofeo Pirelli).
Following on from Friday’s excitement, today’s two races were equally closely contested with plenty of overtaking. In the European Trofeo Pirelli, Max Blancardi (Motor/Malucelli) won Race 2 ahead of Alexsander Skryabin (Ferrari Moscow) and Alexander Mattschull (Scuderia Praha.) Philippe Prette (Motor/Malucelli) took the top honours among the gentleman drivers in the Coppa Shell, beating Andrii Kruglyk (Ferrari Moscow) and Dirk Adamski (Baron Service,) while in the Asia Pacific Pirelli class, Hisao Shigeta (Ferrari Japan) stood on the top step of the podium, with Steve Wyatt best of the Shell runners.
In the afternoon it was the turn of the Italian and the North American competitors: the Italian Trofeo Pirelli saw Matteo Malucelli (Motor/Malucelli) emerge victorious from Stefano Gai (Rossocorsa) and Lorenzo Bontempelli (Kessel Racing) with Benedetto Marti (Motor/Piacenza) winning the Coppa Shell ahead of Giacomo Stratta (Forza) and Mario Molteni (Rossocorsa.) Best of the North American runners was Enzo Potolicchio in the Pirelli class and Scott Tucker in the Coppa Shell for Boardwalk Ferrari.
Tomorrow is the last day of the event and apart from the races to decide the actual Finali Mondiali, there will be demonstration runs featuring Formula 1 cars and those entered in the exlusive FXX and 599XX programmes. Adding to what is already an amazing day, Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Giancarlo Fisichella and Marc Gené will take to the track at the wheel of an F10 and an F2008.
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