Rigon And Vilander Shine In Bathurst Qualifying

Ferrari Bathurst RigonQualifying went very well for two of the five Ferraris taking part in the Bathurst 12 Hour, Davide Rigon, Steve Wyatt and Michelo Rugolo who put their 458 Italia GT3 fourth place  on the grid (second in the Am category.) The car 77  posted a best time of 2.03.840 to out gun the car of the Clearwater Racing team, which is being driven by Toni Vilander and Matt Griffin, along
with Mok Weng Sun, who was timed at 2.04.058. That placed them sixth on the grid, (fourth in the Pro-Am category.)

Car number 27 car of TFM-Ferrari Motorsport New Zealand, driven by Lester-McIntyre-Smith qualifed 16th fastest, (eighth in their class) with a 2.05.004, whith the number 29 car of the Pirelli team of Manolios-Miller-Capelli ran a 2.06.894 to start 25th, 15th in their category. The number 50 Ferrari entered by Vicious Rumour Racing Will start at the back after problems and failing to set a qualifying time.

Things did not go well for the Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 458. Their car  was seriously damaged and will not be able to start the race, which gets underway at 05h50 local time (19.50 CET) with live streaming of the event available on the site. While driving the 88 car Tony D’Alberto, collided with the 99 Aston Martin of Yu-Venter-Merlin, colliding  the barriers hard at the Forest’s Elbow corner. This was disappointing news for the Mark Coffey team and its two other drivers, Mika Salo and Ben Collins, but the most important news is that hospital checks showed there were no lasting effects for D’Alberto. Pole postion went to the Phoenix Racing Audi of Mapelli-Vanthoor-Winkelhock in 2.02.552, while the fastest car in the Am category was the Athlete-Global Team Nissan, crewed by Strauss-Chiyo-Reip in 2.03.297.

Photo. Ferrari

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