Weekend Highlights First Podium in Super GT Japan and Victories in Italy

Super GT Japan: At Suzuka, the Ferrari 296 GT3 secured its first podium of the season in the Super GT Japan. The Uni-Robo Bluegrass team, with drivers Yoshiaki Katayama and Roberto Merhi Muntan, claimed third place in a challenging 3-hour race. Despite a pre-race downpour, the weather improved, allowing the team to finish on a dry track. Another Ferrari entry, the Ponos Racing team’s car, finished sixth with drivers Kei Cozzolino and Lilou Wadoux. The next Super GT Japan race is scheduled for 31 August to 1 September at Suzuka.

IMSA: In Detroit, Conquest Racing’s No. 35 Ferrari 296 GT3, driven by Daniel Serra and Albert Costa, finished seventh in the IMSA round. Serra moved up to third early in the race but was spun by the overall race leader. Despite recovering and fighting back, the team faced further setbacks, including a late-race spin and driveshaft damage, finishing seventh. The next IMSA event is the Sahlen’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen on 23 June, where Ferrari will be represented by several teams, including Risi Competizione and AF Corse.

Italian Gran Turismo Sprint Championship: At Imola, Ferrari celebrated multiple successes. In the first race, Lorenzo Bontempelli and Enzo Trulli secured third place in the GT Pro Am class with their Ferrari 296 GT3. Lorenzo Casè and Edoardo Borelli won the GT Cup Am 1st Division in the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo, also finishing second overall.

In Race-2, Konsta Lappalainen and Luka Nurmi achieved third place overall in the Ferrari 296 GT3, recovering from ninth on the grid. The GT Cup saw Lorenzo Pegoraro and Simone Patrinicola win in the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo, with teammates Mattia Bucci and Filippo Croccolino taking third. In the GT Cup Am 1st Division, Ivan Mari and Gianluca Carboni finished second.

The Italian Gran Turismo Championship returns on 14-16 June at Vallelunga for the Endurance series, with the next Sprint series round scheduled for 23-25 August at Mugello.

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