Just one more week to recharge your batteries and it’s time to get back to talking about the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is ready to open its doors for a third act of the series that will mark halftime for Pinetti Motorsport.
“Monza is a circuit that allows a lot of overtaking manoeuvres” – says Andrea Belicchi (Pinetti Motorsport coach) – “and we can consider it one of the most dangerous in the championship due to the high speeds and the many funnels that occur in the chicanes. “ All of our drivers have to keep their concentration high, because here it will be easy to give the whole team extra work in the pits.”
Between Saturday and Sunday, the eyes were on the Colorno team, protagonist of the general classification with a Marco Zanasi who, after a vallelunga between joy and sorrow, will now resume the hunt for the lead sixteen lengths away, marked by his usual determination.
From the general classification to the provisional Hankook Trophy, where the BMW M2 CS Racing from Parma takes the spotlight thanks to a Victor Briselli just two points behind the leader.
The rider from Castelnovo Monti will also have to contend with his revived team-mate from Sarteano, Nicola Tagliapietra, who was a true star over the two days in Rome and is right behind the Reggio rider in third place on the podium.
“Ferrara was also present at the Monza test” – adds Belicchi – “and our Zanasi showed a race pace very similar to that of the current championship leader, so we expect another close fight, like in Vallelunga, hoping not to to poke some.” other touch that could ruin the race of one or the other. Briselli loves more technical tracks compared to fast tracks like Monza, but we also work with him to make progress. Tagliapietra is the one who did the most laps in the test as he didn’t know the track but it went well.”
A context, that of the temple of speed, which should not be favorable for Emma Segattini, at least on paper, and more suitable for circuits where technique prevails.
The up-and-coming talent from Verona starts again from ninth place overall and from third place among the under-26s.
The end of the patrol is Giovanni Stefanin, author of sensational times in the last test.
The Milan rider, who is setting a pace very close to Zanasi’s, could surprise.
“It will be Emma’s first on a very fast track like Monza,” concludes Belicchi, “and as a kart driver she should suffer more. He feels very comfortable when it comes to technical things when it comes to interpreting curve sequences. Monza isn’t his natural habitat, but we’re sure we can expect a good result, also given the testing. Stefanin completed his best test of the year and showed a pace very close to Zanasi. He has prepared optimally for this race and we expect that he will fight for victory in the Hankook.”