Riccardo Agostini becomes the Italian GT Sprint Champion for third time in a row

Riccardo Agostini becomes the Italian GT Sprint Champion for third time in a row

12.10.2021: The Padova based racer set a series record with Audi Sport Italia and team-mate Lorenzo Ferrari Riccardo Agostini secured the Italian GT Sprint crown for the third year in a row. After claiming the 2019 title in a Mercedes car, he added t


The Padova based racer set a series record with Audi Sport Italia and team-mate Lorenzo Ferrari
    

    
          

Riccardo Agostini secured the Italian GT Sprint crown for the third year in a row. After claiming the 2019 title in a Mercedes car, he added the 2020 and 2021 victory for Audi Sport Italia, the last one with the young team-mate Lorenzo Ferrari. Italian F3 and Carrera Cup Italia champion in 2012 and 2015 respectively, Agostini claimed the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America title in 2017 winning the World Final in the same year.



Agostini and Ferrari headed to the fourth and last round of the Italian GT Sprint at Mugello last week by 17 points over Lamborghini's Alex Frassineti, with a 25-second pit-stop time penalty following the victory in the previous race at Imola.



Riccardo led the first free practice session on Friday and set the second quickest lap-time in Saturday's Q2 after Ferrari finihed on fourth the Q1. The latter took the start in race one to maintain his position before a red flag due to a multiple car crash in the back of the field.



Following a short break the race resumed behind the safety car. In the pit-stop Ferrari handed over the #12 Audi LMS GT3 car to Agostini. The Padova-based driver rejoined the pack in 11st recovering to the eight position. With four minutes to go another incident caused a second safety car period, with Agostini sixth after the restart.



At the start of race two Agostini moved back to fourth before a safety car. After the pit-stop Ferrari rejoined in 6th before an incident involved Frassineti and the Stefano Comandini's Bmw. It let Ferrari to finish fifth.



Next commitment in scheduled in two weeks in the Endurance series at Monza, with Agostini, Ferrari and Mattia Drudi leading the stangings with two victories.

          



Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo Sprint

01/02.05 Monza
05/06.06 Misano
04/05.09 Imola
09/10.10 Mugello

Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo Endurance

22/23.05 Pergusa
03/04.07 Mugello
18/19.09 Vallelunga
30/31.10 Monza



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