With the third round of the Jokerteam 2017 GT12 Championship being held after a week of bad weather in northern Italy, many racers turned up with one eye on the sky expecting weather conditions to be changeable. The rain stayed away for Sunday but the track surface gathered lots of sand and water during the days preceding the race, leaving an overall lower traction than previous rounds. Drivers were left scratching their heads during the qualification rounds in order to find the ideal set-up of their GT12 cars. Despite the challenging conditions, Mattia Dall’Oca (Team Schumacher) secured the TQ ahead of Ivan Milesi (Treerremodellismo). The battle for third spot was a “family matter” between Alessandro and Roberto Rampini (Treerremodellismo) with the former coming out on top.
In the incident filled finals, Mattia carried his momentum over to grab an early overall win by taking the opening two A-mains by relatively comfortable margins. Ivan was then able to lock P2 after a fierce battle with Johnny Orsolin (Jokerteam) who recovered from fifth on the grid.
Round 4 will be held on June 11th.
Round 3 Results (top 3):
- Mattia Dall’Oca (Team Schumacher) – Atom CC
- Ivan Milesi (Treerremodellismo) – Atom CC
- Johnny Orsolin (Jokerteam) – Supastox GT
Overall standings after 3 rounds (top 5):
- Mattia Dall’Oca (Team Schumacher) – 450 points
- Johnny Orsolin (Jokerteam) – 445 points
- Alessandro Giubbilei (Jokerteam) – 438 points
- Lorenzo Crepaldi (Jokerteam) – 438 points
- Fabrizio Dall’Oca (Team Schumacher) – 431 points