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Davide Rigon ready for Silverstone Blancpain GT Endurance Series
31st May 2012
More than a month after the starting race on Monza track, Davide Rigon is ready to get behind the wheel of his Ferrari 458 for the second round of Blancpain GT Endurance Series, on Silverstone's historical track.
After a solid debut, the talented driver from Veneto, will race on the English track, together with his team mates Zampieri and Gattuso, who are supposed to be the favourites to get up to the podium. Unfortunately in Monza, they didn't succeed to get on it because of several pit stop problems which slowed down the three drivers of Kessel Racing Team, who usually are the fastest on track. In these weeks off, Rigon reached the team in Switzerland to better analyze the domestic race and get ready for this new challenge, putting all his efforts on several pit stop practices.
For Rigon, this will be a return to Silverstone's track with a GT car, after the FIA GT World Championship, ran behind the wheel of a Ferrari F430 GT2.
“ During the break I went to the factory to thrash out this transfert. The team focused its training on pit stop so much. Pit stops were the weak point last time. We improved material and technique. I hope it will be a dry week end so i can improve my feeling with the car. Since I haven't made any practice day yet, next race will be to me as an apprenticeship. What is important is not to make mistakes and keep on gaining experience. In Monza we showed how good the car is and how good the team manage it. We were the fastest on track, especially on wet pitch, but unfortunately we didn't succeed in getting on the podium.
I know Silverstone's track very well, that is a historical track. During winter practices of last GP2 season , I got race's best time on a wet track. I'll have to be concentrated to find the right pace. There's a big difference between a Formula and a GT in terms of way of driving and track interpretation. As far as race time is concerned the three bends called Maggots, Becketts and Chapel, are decisive. “ says Davide Rigon.
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