Sunny weather , 57 GT3 cars and an endurance race, what else do you want from a racing weekend? The Blancpain Endurance Series headed to Monza for the first round of the season and the response from the fans was amazing, almost 22000 people during the weekend, a sign that shows how this city still has hunger for motorsport. This event is the closest thing to the “1000 kilometres of Monza”, the famous endurance race held in the “Temple of speed” from the early 60’s to 2008, maybe is because both take place on April 25 weekend or maybe is the endurance spirit of the race, but we like to think that something of that glorious race is still alive today
Let’s talk about the paddock, one thing that we all love to do is to walk around and see up close some of the finest GT cars in the world, but this time was even better, one moment you’re taking pictures of your favorite car and the next you could literally end up in the middle of the preparation of the Lamborghini Supertrofeo race. For sure the closeness to cars and drivers is one of the reasons for Blancpain Endurance Series succes.
Everything is almost ready, the cars, the drivers, the stress begin to rise and the fans can’t wait to see the race
Well, just enjoy this pictures of the start and the first part of the race, we’ll continue to talk later
The race was full of battles all around the track with terrific overtakings and #84 Mercedes AMG GT3 of HTP Motorsport was leading, followed by #58 McLaren and #23 Nissan GT-R
The sun is going down and the race is almost over but Giancarlo Fisichella is still pushing his Ferrari as fast as he can to complete an incredible comeback to the second place of the Pro-Am category
0.341 seconds, that was the final gap after 180 minutes between the winner #58 Mclaren of Garage59 and the second place of #84 Mercedes AMG GT3. Shane Van Gisbergen and Maximilian Buhk put on a show for the last 30 minutes of the race fighting for the victory and we all have to say “thank you”, this is the kind of races that we want to see, with a very high level of competitiveness and a large number of overtakings
See you next year Monza!