A unique stage, that of the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, for two flag-bearers determined to end 2023 on a positive note.
In short, this is the weekend that awaits you
The driver from Carmignano di Brenta will look for a performance behind the wheel of the Bolza Corse Cupra Leon TCR DSG that will allow him to look more positively towards the future.
All too often, the Paduan is the protagonist of good performances that are not reflected in the results, starting again from an Imola that had been his friend at the beginning of the season.
Currently fifth in the standings, the game for a podium place could still be open, which is a far cry from the title ambitions with which 2023 began.
“It still makes me angry how things went in Vallelunga,” says Trentin, “because we had no explanation as to why we couldn’t achieve our performance.” We want to turn the page and end on a good note, but we know that it won’t be easy because the starting grid will be reunited in Imola. I’ve been hoping for rain for two years to fill the technical gaps, but it never comes. We did well here at the start of the year, narrowly missing out on pole due to the traffic jam, and dominated Race 2 until the penultimate lap before we had to retire due to a technical problem. We need a good result here to think about the future. We are confident we can do it.”
Same route, same weekend also for the Mini Challenge with the Maser team, which will send the young Filippo Fant onto the field for the final act of 2023.
Fresh from a final stage in Mugello that saw him take the lead, pole position and victory until the checkered flag, the rider from Belluno will get back behind the wheel of the Mini JCW provided by CZ Bassano Racing Challenge Evo set potential.
To punish his image in the general classification, fourth place in the Mini Challenge Evo, 34 minutes from the lead of the preliminary race, was the unfortunate off-road effort of his teammate Roberto Gentili at Mugello, which undermined everything good that Fant had achieved on the , nullified field.
“We are the only ones in the entire grid who share the car,” says Fant, “and that was always an Achilles heel because after half of all the sessions we didn’t have the same kilometers on the bike as our rivals. Mathematically we are still fighting for the championship, but realistically the best we can aim for is third place, which is fifteen points away from us. It will be my first solo weekend precisely because of Roberto’s accident, to whom I wish a speedy recovery and thank him for this season in which he really taught me a lot. The car will not be the same, we will have a new one at our disposal, so we don’t know what to expect and hope that it will be as competitive as the previous one. The aim is to secure third place in the championship and perhaps aim for our first victory.”