Ferrari racing days at Misano

Discussion in 'Events' started by ajzahn, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Maranello (Modena), 10th July 2008 - The Misano Adriatico (Rimini) circuit this weekend hosts the fourth round of the Italian and European series of the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy. The programme for the event also features the gentlemen drivers competing in the Shell Cup, as well as a demonstration of single-seaters prepared by the FI Clienti department: among those entered to race are the former alpine skiing champion and car racer Luc Alphand, who will strap himself into the cockpit of one of the seven cars raced by Michael Schumacher, which will be on track.

    In the Italian Pirelli Trophy, Andrea Gianniberti (Ineco/Ram) arrives as leader of the classification, with Andrea Belluzzi (Motor) and Niki Cadei (Rossocorsa) in second and third places respectively.

    Currently heading the Shell Cup for gentlemen drivers is Benedetto Marti (Motor,) ahead of Riccardo Ragazzi (Ineco/MP) and Eric Prinoth and Vincenzo Sauto, both driving for Scuderia Ineco/MP on equal points.

    French driver Ange Barde (Modena Motors) leads the European series in the Pirelli Trophy, leading Max Blancardi (Motor/Malucelli) and Austria's Philipp Baron (Baron Service,) while in the Shell Cup, the top places belong to the British driver Michael Cantillon, Spain's Angel Santos and Bulgaria's Plamen Kralev.

    Friday at Misano sees the first practice and qualifying sessions. Saturday includes more qualifying (first run at 9, second at 12.15) and the first races for the European and Italian series of the Pirelli Trophy and Shell Cup, taking place at 17.05 and 18.05 respectively. Coinciding with this event, two F430 Challenge cars will be part of a demonstration run that will start at 19.00 on Saturday from the Giardini Alba before proceeding through the streets of Riccione, starting from the Giardini Alba and finishing in the Piazzale Ceccarini, in front of the Palazzo del Turismo.

    The two races in the Italian series of the Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy will be shown live on Sky Sport 2 at 9.15 (race 1) and 15.15 (race 2.) Race 1 will be repeated the same day, Sunday at 14.15 and 20.30 and the following Wednesday 16 July at 17.00. Race 2 will again be shown on Sunday at 21.30 and Thursday 17 July at 17.00.

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