The inaugural season of the Italian GT12 Series 2017/2018 kicked off in Remedello di Sopra at the very technical indoor asphalt track of Angiolino Minispeedway. The Series will unfold through six rounds across northern Italy and will see drivers chasing the crown of the GT12 class, which recently saw growing interest in the Country thanks to its impressive performance, simplicity and contained costs.
The Qualification rounds held during the morning saw Team Schumacher’s Mattia Dall’Oca confirming his status of GT12 specialist and delivering three TQs marked by a very consistent pace and a record-breaking 13.366 seconds lap that finally proved unbeatable for the rest of the day. Locking the first row for the finals, Alessandro Rampini clinched P2 with a faultless drive in Q3, while his brother, Roberto Rampini was a very close third.
The action packed A-mains delivered some early surprises with Mattia getting caught in traffic and losing temporarily the lead in both A1 and A2, but recovering smartly in both runs and thus securing the win for Round 1 of the Italian GT12 Series and the 150 points coming with it. A solid second in all A-mains, Alessandro Rampini showed consistency and great ability to stay out of trouble, while Lorenzo Sandonini recovered from P4 on the grid in both A2 and A3 to secure the lower place on the podium. The Series will next move to the mighty track of RC Landia in Scandiano (indoor – carpet) for Round 2 on March 18th, 2018.
Round 1 Results (Top 3):
- Mattia Dall’Oca (Team Schumacher) – Schumacher Atom CC
- Alessandro Rampini (Treerremodellismo) – Schumacher Atom CC
- Lorenzo Sandonini (Treerremodellismo) – Schumacher Atom CC
Overall standings (Top 10) after 1 of 6 rounds (best 4 scores count):
- Mattia Dall’Oca (Team Schumacher) – 150 points
- Alessandro Rampini (Treerremodellismo) – 149 points
- Lorenzo Sandonini (Treerremodellismo) – 148 points
- Johnny Orsolin (Jokerteam) – 147 points
- Roberto Rampini (Treerremodellismo) – 146 points
- Alessandro Giubbilei (Jokerteam) – 145 points
- Claudio Giovanelli (Jokerteam) – 144 points
- Lorenzo Crepaldi (Jokerteam) – 143 points
- Andrea Sartori (ASD Rivoli Racing) – 142 points
- Fabrizio Dall’Oca (Jokerteam) – 141 points