Ricard WS, Race 2: The Talkanitsas take thrilling win

Aleksander TalkanitsaAleksander Talkanitsa senior and junior, the Belarus father and son that are one of the most popular pairs of the GT Open since a number of seasons, have taken their maiden win today in a crazy finale of Race 2 of the Winter Series at the Ricard, after a fierce duel of Michal Broniszewski, the Pole of Kessel Racing.  The AF Corse due preceeded the Ombra Ferrari of Gattuso-Cordoni and SMP Racing’s Mavlanov-Zampieri, the winners of race 1

At the start, poleman Michele Rugolo (AF Corse) keeps the advantage. Mavlanov and Broniszewski fight for second for a couple of turns but it is the Pole keeping the dvantage. Fourth is Cordoni, ahead of Maleev, Bianchi, Merckx (who will get a drive-through for overtaking beyond track limits) and Talkanitsa.

After the pit stop, the Ferrari AF of Sdanewitsch is still in the lead, with Broniszewski, Talkanitsa, Gattuso, Zampieri and Aicart chasing it. It’s a wild fold of final laps with the top six cars getting closer and closer and playing with track limits. In lap 18, Broniszewski passes Sdanewitsch, who one lap later has to let past the rest of the quintet. The last two laps see Talkanitsa jr and Broniszewski fighting, with the Belarus passing and taking the win while Broniszewski slids to fifth.

Source. International GT Open


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