Monday, November 19, 2012

2013 Italian GT Championship calendar


By Tarek Ramchani

The Italian GT Championship is one of the strongest National GT series in Europe. Multiple brands are represented including Audi, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren. Audi Sport Italia has been racing in the series since 2009 with the Audi R8 LMS. The team is one of the strongest in Italy and one of the oldest running with Audi. After winning the 2011 title with Marco Bonanomi, the team faced extreme bad luck this year. Andrea Sonvico with the #31 Audi R8 LMS ultra finished runner-up to the BMW champions by just 1 point.

Now the 2013 calendar has been released and just like in 2012 seven rounds are planned. Misano will host the season opener. Then visits to Imola, the Red Bull Ring in Austria and Mugello. The series will have a two month summer break, before resuming in September for the fifth round, the track is yet to be known. Vallelunga will be round six and Monza will be the finale.

No official news yet about Audi Sport Italia’s plans for 2013. Still the team is expected to comeback with their pair of Audi R8 LMS ultra cars and we hope with Audi veteran and superstar Dindo Capello.

2013 Italian GT Championship calendar:
Round 1: Misano - 05/05/2013
Round 2: Imola - 26/05/2013
Round 3: Red Bull Ring - 16/06/2013
Round 4: Mugello - 07/07/2013
Round 5: TBA - 01/09/2013
Round 6: Vallelunga - 15/09/2013
Round 7: Monza - 20/10/2013

Photo credit: Italian GT Championship

More information:
Italian GT Championship website