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Squadra Corse Looks to Continue Winning Ways at VIR

Squadra Corse Looks to Continue Winning Ways at VIR

27.04.2019: Having launched the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America season with a double-win weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, Squadra Corse will be looking to continue its winning ways at Virginia International Raceway when the team returns to action wit

Having launched the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America season with a double-win weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, Squadra Corse will be looking to continue its winning ways at Virginia International Raceway when the team returns to action with a pair of 90-minute races this weekend.



2018 GT World Challenge Champions Caesar Bacarella and Martin Fuentes return in the No. 7 Squadra Corse Garage Italia Ferrari 488 GT3 that has won 11 of the last 12 races.


 
“It was a little bit different approach for us at COTA, racing in the longer format that World Challenge has this year for the events, but it turned out exactly as we hoped,” said Bacarella. “VIR is a very challenging track, and the pit lane is quite long so that can play into how the team works the strategy so it should be another exciting weekend for us.”
A year ago, the pair swept both races on the 17-turn, 3.27-mile circuit, going on to win nine of 10 events and capturing the Am championship.



“VIR is an amazing track for the drivers,” said Fuentes. “We had a perfect weekend in Virginia last year with two first places in two races. VIR is a track that all the drivers love and it really is a spectacular place to race this Ferrari GT3.  Caesar has been doing a great job in the car, and the team is so well prepared. We want to continue the same way that we started the season this weekend!”



The event opens Friday with a pair of one-hour practice periods at 11:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (all times ET). Qualifying will be held on Saturday at 10:35 a.m. for race 1, followed at 10:55 a.m. with qualifying for race 2. Saturday’s opening race is set for 2:10 p.m., with the final race on Sunday at 1:15 p.m.



Both races and qualifying will be streamed live on gt-world-challenge-america.com, with Sunday’s contest live on CBS Sports.





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