FCE in Imola: Wins for Grossman and Prinoth
Bjorn Grossman and Erich Prinoth are the winners of the Ferrari Challenge Europe day one races in Imola.
Grossman, who is the championship leader in Trofeo Pirelli class, clinched another victory. The German with team Octane 126 started from pole position and maintained the lead all the way to the finish line, increasing the gap between him and Matteo “Babalus” Santoponte (Autoropa) who finished seventh.
Belgian Florian Merckx (Baron Service) finished second after a spectacular maneuver which gave him the upper hand just a few turns from the finish line, beating Italian David Gostner (Ineco MP Racing). Russian Nikita Zlobin (AF Corse) also had a fantastic race, starting last and finishing the race in fourth place.
In Coppa Shell class, Prinoth (Ineco MP Racing) dominated race after he started from pole position and stayed first until the end. Gautam Singhania (Kessel Racing) from India followed close behind and finished second despite problems with his 458 Challenge EVO, leaving the championship leader and his team mate Jacques Duyver from Belgium on third place.
Next round of Ferrari Challenge Europe in Imola is on Sunday afternoon.