International GT Open Magny-Cours

International GT Open Magny-Cours: finally Autorlando-Sport gets the first victory!

Fifth round for the International GT Open 2010 at the French circuit of Magny-Cours, AutorlandoSport won race 2 with Roda / Lietz and now the gap from the top of the drivers’ championship is only 8 points. In the GT3 class Gruber / Deverikos climb onto the lowest step of the podium and keep the 3rd place in the drivers’ standings.

In race 1 Roda starts 12th and Gruber 13th. Both started well, keeping the position, then Roda begins a thrilling comeback that led him to overcome 6 cars. Meanwhile Gruber, 3rd in his class, is victim of a crash caused by Gene and is forced to retire. When Roda leaves the car to Lietz, the Austrian is, due to the handicap of 15 s, in eighth position. Lap after lap, Richard is always the fastest on the track and reaches the fourth position, a position from which to see the chequered flag. Narac and Pilet win, followed by the Ferraris driver by Giammaria / Toccacelo and Barba / Kaffer. In race2 the front row has only Porsche, with Lietz on pole beside Pilet, while Deverikos is 9 th.

Excellent start by Autorlando-Sport’s Porsche which, hammering a fast lap after another, leaves Pilet behind of 5s. Meanwhile Deverikos, 3rd in his class, is in brawl with Guerrero but he can not overtake.

After the driver change window thanks to the lower handicap Roda’s advantage over Narac is of 15s and Gruber is 2nd. Roda was as fast as Narac so he doesn’t lose a thousandth of second, while the more experienced Ortelli recovers both Gruber and Bamford and overtakes them, thus he wins the race. So the podium sees Roda / Lietz followed by Narac / Pilet and Barba / Kaffer, while in the GT3 class win Dayrut / Ortelli followed by Bamford / Griffin and Gruber / Deverikos.

The latest rankings give Barba / Kaffer lead with eight points ahead Roda / Lietz, 22 on Narac / Pilet and 35 on Giammaria / Toccacelo, while in the GT3 class Dayrut / Ortelli lead with 2 points ahead Frezza / Couceiro , 15 on Gruber / Deverikos and 18 on Livio / Bontempelli. As you can see, the fight for victory is still very close in both classes and Autorlando-Sport is featured on both fronts.

Next event for the Team Autorlando sport will be in Mugello for the Italian GT championship on July 25th, while the International Open GT will be next September 17 to 19 weekends in the British circuit of Brands Hatch.

Overall / General 1. Barba – Kaffer, 144 p 2. Roda – Lietz 136 3. Narac-Pilet 122 4. Giammaria – Toccacelo 109 5. Niarchos – Mullen 92

GTS 1. Dayraut 58 p 2. Frezza-Couceiro 56 3. Gruber – Deverikos 43 4. Ortelli 40 5. Livio – Bontempelli 40

Teams / Equipos Super GT
1. AF Corse 69 p 2. Autorlando Sport 58 3. IMSA Performance 54  4. Edil Cris Racing Team 47 5. CRS Racing 38

Team / Equipos GTS
1. Kessel Racing 112 p 2. Luxury Racing/Dayraut 61 3. Autorlando Sport 43 4. Villois Racing 26 5. RPM 24

Press release 18/2010

Shorten the length to 12 by the leadership with two podium finishes at Spa by Roda Lietz, high performance with the PORSCHE GT3 R of Deverikos / Gruber.

The fourth stage sees the GTOPEN championship the team Autorlando sport and its driver Gianluca Roda and Richard Lietz conquering third place both in race 1 and race 2, then shortened to 12 lenghts from the leadership, Antorlando And drivers are ready for the next race at Magny Cours next 8/11 July. The ninth class in race 1 of the Porsche GT3 R does not stop pilots Deverikos Dimitris / Thomas Gruber make a wonderful battle and reaching the second position of GTS The Porsche 997 RSR of Luca Moro and Wolfgang Kaufman has had retired in both races due to technical problems, but pilot are ready to recover from the coming races.

Overall / General
1. Barba – Kaffer, 116 p 2. Roda – Lietz 104 3. Niarchos – Mullen, 82 4. Narac-Pilet, 82 5. Giammaria – Toccacelo, 51

1. Dayraut, 44 p 2. Frezza-Couceiro, 42 3. Gruber – Deverikos 37 4. Livio – Bontempelli 32 5. Ortelli, Lancieri-Lancelotti 26

Team / Equipos Super GT
1. AF Corse, 57 p 2. Autorlando Sport 44 3. IMSA Performance 36 4. Edil Cris Racing Team, CRS Racing 35

Team / Equipos GTS
1. Kessel Racing, 87 p 2. Luxury Racing (#63) 44 3. Autorlando Sport 37 4. Villois Racing 26 5. Luxury Racing (#64) 15

Press release 10/2010

Nurburgring: second and third position in race 2 allow Autorlando sport’s drivers in being in the top three classifications.

nurburgring auto orlandoThe International GT Open Championship goes to Nurburgring, Germany, for the second round of the 2010 season.

First qualifying session, on Friday afternoon, starts with the three pilots Gruber, Moro and Roda. Final positions in grid for race 1 are: Gruber 6th, Moro 9th and Roda 7th . On Saturday morning, the second qualifying session ends with a brilliant second place of Richard Lietz. Wolfgang Kaufmann qualified 9th, while for the GTS class car Dimitri Deverikos ends 7th .

In race 1, on Saturday afternoon, Gianluca Roda does a great start, gaining a couple of position. After the pit stop, his team mate Richard Lietz collects a great series of excellent laps, reaching the 4th position. The 997 rsr of Moro Luca and Wolfgang Kaufman gain the 10th position, while the GT3 R with Gruber and Deverikos gained the 5th position.

On Sunday morning track is fully wet, so Race 2 is declared as a Wet Race, but just before the starts rainer stopped and all team decides to put slick tyres, the perfect starts from second position in the grind of Lietz and the good stint of Gianluca roda allowed the car to reach the second position, while the gt3 R with Thomas Gruber gains an excellent third position. Unfortunately, the other RSR retired during the last lap because of an accident, while it was in 9th position.
Next round of the International GT Open Championship will be in Imola, Italy. See you there.

GT Open:
1. Barba-Kaffer, 70 p. 2. Pilet-Narac, 54 3. Roda-Lietz, 52

1. Ortelli-Dayraut, 26 p. 2. Gruber-Deverikos, 19 3. Couceiro-Frezza, 16


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Press release 05/2010

Autorlando’s win in race 1 with the new GT3 R good start in Super Gt as well tank to Roda / Lietz in un in a not so easy week end race.

42 cars launched the 2010 International GT Open Championship at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, unfortunately under bad weather conditions. The Pedrengo based team has been lining up since Wednesday two 997 GT3 RSR for the GT2/Super GT class (driven by Lietz/ Roda and Moro/Kaufmann) plus a brand new 997 GT3 R for the GT3 class/GTS, driven by Deverikos and Gruber. After a difficult start, caused by the rainy conditions, the crews finally got a good setup for the wet track.
First qualifying session starts on Saturday morning ends with Deverikos in 8th absolute position (4th of his class), while Roda and Moro end in 20th position and 22nd position. Same end for the second qualifying afternoon session, still slippery and wet: Lietz classified 14th , Gruber 17th and Kaufmann 18th .
Great race 1 performance for the Italian team: Roda and Lietz end their race in third position, while the beginner GT3 R obtains a great win droven by Dimitris Deverikos and Thomas Gruber. Unfortunately, the car #3 driven by Moro and Kaufmann ends its race in 25th position, after a great run of Wolfgang Kaufmann. Sunday schedule is a bit different for this event: GTS class and Super GT class are divided in two different races.
The first one, valid for the GTS class, is once again influenced by a strong rain and difficult tarmac conditions. The GT3 R spun right round during the third lap, but can finally get 5 position and finish second in the overall GTS standing of this first round, with 10 points gained in this weekend. In race 2, Richard Lietz gains 5 places from the 8th position. On the other side Kaufmann drove a very good lap sequence till the 10th position, but unfortunately his team mate Luca Moro gave up when there are 3 laps to go.
Next round will take place at the legendary Nurburgring race track: the meeting is on the 1st of May for the second round of the International GT Open Championship.

Overall GT Open:
1. Barba-Kaffer, 44; 2. Ceccato-Salucci, 25; 3.Roda-Lietz, 24; 4.Giao-Lopez

Standing GTS:
1.Ceccato-Salucci, 13; 2.Matthews-Tiemann, Deverikos-Gruber, 10; 4.Livio-Bontempelli

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#21 Dimitris Deverikos (#19 Mühlner Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S)

“I think Porsche has a lot of potential here in Adria and I will try to do the best job I can to get a good result. This is the first time I’ve driven with Jamomir Jirik but I’m sure we’ll do well together. Sean Edwards had a good result at Silverstone, setting the fastest lap and it makes me optimistic for this weekend. This will be the first time I’ve taken part in a night race and it will be a good experience for me. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to take part in the next two rounds in Germany and Portugal and if I’m in front then I will make a decision.”
Dimitris will Joins Muehlner motorsport for the second rounds of the FIA GT3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIOSHIPS at Adria, last weekend make strong debut in the official GERMAN GT3 CHAMPIONSHIPS in Assen with same team and finish P7 with his Teammate Jurgen Haring


2nd Position for Dimitris Deverikos at FIA GT3 in Monza.

Dimitris Deverikos took part in the second race of this year’s European Championship GT3 which was held last weekend in Monza. The Greek driver continues to be part of the Tech 9 Motorsport team which contests this year with a Lamborghini Gallardo (instead of a Porsche), a car that Dimitris finds “enjoyable” and that can definitely offer greater excitements and scores as it is in the first six contestants, even though it’s a long way off Ford GT’s performances. Deverikos competed with the 20-year-old German Christopher Haase, who is racing, at the same time, in the German Championship ADAC GT.

The first race started with a damp track and the crew of the Tech 9 started with slick tyres. The tough conditions started to loom as there were a lot of withdrawals at the reconnaissance round. At the 25th minute a crash of three cars at the chicane Ascari exit imposed the entry of the safety car at the race track.

The team of Tech 9 was fully prepared for the incident and called the car to the pits to change tyres and therefore they saved precious time. The Lamborghini Gallardo was performing amazingly on the wet and managed to bring Dimitri Deveriko and Christopher Haase at the third position, even under the pressure of Peyroles/Ruffier (Corvette), who got to the finish line just a tenth of the second after the black Gallardo. However, the judges of the race concluded that the Corvette of Charpilienne/Sound, which finished at the second position, had to be disqualified from the last score as it used a set of tyres which were intended for the second race. This brought Deverikos/Haase at the second position!

On Sunday, in the second race, the crew of Tech 9 wasn’t so lucky as in the first, as 20 minutes before the check flag and while Deverikos was at the tenth position, the electronics of the gear box let him down and made him quit.

Dimitris Deverikos is expected to take part in the third round of this year’s season of the European Championship FIA GT3, which will be held on July the 6th in Oschersleben of Germany.


FIA GT – PREVIEW OSCHERSLEBEN FIA GT ProSpeed Competition defending a double leadership position in FIA GT GRÂCE-HOLLOGNE, 17/06/2009. Following Prospeed Competition’s victory in the second race of the FIA GT in Adria, the Oschersleben circuit is now the following venue on the FIA GT and FIA GT3 calendar. In Germany ProSpeed Competition will be defending Manu Collard and Richard Westbrook leaders’ position with the drivers and on top of that also that of the team in the battle for the team title. On the GT3 front the team are looking to clinch a first podium place. ProSpeed Competition will be welcoming two new faces in Oschersleben, namely the Brit Sean Edwards in the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR teamed up with Marco Holzer (GT2) and the Greek Dimitris Deverikos in the Porsche 911 Cup S, which he shares with Niki Lanik (GT3).

Following his debut at Le Mans last weekend Darryl O’Young will not be amongst them. “That’s right”, Rudi Penders started off the conversation looking ahead to the German round of the FIA GT-championship. “Darryl is active in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and as from Spa will be back amongst us. In fact he’s being replaced by Sean Edwards here. Sean is a young 22 year old Brit who won the first FIA GT3 title back in 2006 with Porsche and who competed in the 2007 FIA GT2 championship with a Porsche, with a third place in GT2 during the 24 Hours of Spa as his best result. In fact he will be competing for us in the 24 Hours of Spa and Oschersleben is therefore the perfect way in which to integrate him into the team and get to know some of our run of the mill procedures. In Oscherleben Marco and Sean are going flat out for a podium. It soon became apparent in Adria that our ‘second’ car had enormous potential, and can definitely improve on that fourth place clinched in Adria On top of that every point scored in the battle for the team title is welcomed with open arms.”

“Who knows, we might have to give our team mates a boost”, Manu Collard laughed, having just won in Le Mans with Porsche in LMP2. “For Oschersleben we have no less than 90 kilo ballast (40 kilo as success ballast and 50 kilo ‘fixed ballast’ for the entire season as a result of the driver pairing). Tough going, especially as in the first instance these ninety kilo are an enormous handicap in qualifying, resulting in achieving a far less favourable spot on the starting grid. The outcome is that we’ll be enjoying a catch-up race, which is not ideal in Oschersleben. This German circuit is not designed for overtaking. But last but not least trying to go into the attack with a heavy car is not obvious. A good start, a perfect strategy and a bit of luck will be of vital importance for us.”

In FIA GT3 the Greek Dimitris Deverikos will be heading up the Belgian team. In the past Deverikos has claimed a few podium places with Porsche in FIA GT3 and will be out on the prowl with Niki Lanik to win a first podium place for ProSpeed Competition in FIA GT3. Marc Maton (Team manager ProSpeed FIA GT3): “Above all we’ll need to find a perfect set-up and be fast during the qualifying sessions, as Oschersleben is not a circuit where you can count on working your way up through the pack, especially not in GT3. But I do have this feeling that our two drivers are well matched and that we’ll be pretty competitive.”

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Friday, June 19th:
11.05 – 12.05 FIA GT3 European Championship Free Practice 1 60’
14.40 – 15.40 FIA GT3 European Championship Free Practice 2 60’
17.15 – 18.35 FIA GT Championship Free Practice 80’

Saturday, June 20th:
09.40 – 10.30 FIA GT3 European Championship Qualifying Practice 20’/10’/20’
10.40 – 12.00 FIA GT Championship Pre-Qualifying Session 80’
15.15 – 16.15 FIA GT3 European Championship Race 1 60’
17.15 – 17.50 FIA GT Championship Qualifying Practice 15/5/15

Sunday, June 21st:
08.45 – 09.15 FIA GT Championship Warm-Up 30’
11.45 – 13.45 FIA GT Championship Race 120’
14.45 – 15.45 FIA GT3 European Championship Race 2 60’

FIA GT3, Monza 19-05-08

O Δημήτρης Δεβερίκος κατέλαβε τη 2η θέση στο FIA GT3 στη Monza!

O Δημήτρης Δεβερίκος συμμετείχε στο δεύτερο αγώνα του φετινού ευρωπαϊκού πρωταθλήματος GT3 που διεξήχθη αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο στη Monza. O Έλληνας οδηγός, παραμένει πιστός στην ομάδα της Tech 9 Motorsport, η οποία όμως φέτος αγωνίζεται με Lamborghini Gallardo (αντί για Porsche), ένα αυτοκίνητο που ο Δημήτρης χαρακτηρίζει «διασκεδαστικό» και το οποίο σίγουρα μπορεί να προσφέρει περισσότερες συγκινήσεις, αλλά και αποτελέσματα καθώς έχει τη δυνατότητα να βρίσκεται στην πρώτη εξάδα, αν και απέχει από τις επιδόσεις των Ford GT. Ο Δεβερίκος πλαισιώθηκε από τον 20χρονο Γερμανό Christopher Haase, o οποίος αγωνίζεται παράλληλα και στο Γερμανικό Πρωτάθλημα ADAC GT.
O πρώτος αγώνας ξεκίνησε με την πίστα νωπή και το πλήρωμα της Tech 9 ξεκίνησε με σλικ ελαστικά. Οι δύσκολες συνθήκες έγιναν αμέσως αντιληπτές καθώς οι έξοδοι ξεκίνησαν από τον αναγνωριστικό γύρο. Στο 25ο λεπτό, μια επαφή μεταξύ τριών αυτοκινήτων, στην έξοδο από το chicane Ascari, επέβαλε την είσοδο του αυτοκινήτου ασφάλειας στην πίστα. Η ομάδα της Tech 9 ήταν πλήρως προετοιμασμένη για το ενδεχόμενο, κάλεσε τη σωστή στιγμή το αυτοκίνητό της στα pits για να αλλάξει ελαστικά και κατά συνέπεια κέρδισε πολύτιμο χρόνο. Η Lamborghini Gallardo συμπεριφερόταν θαυμάσια στο βρεγμένο και κατάφερε να φέρει τους Δημήτρη Δεβερίκο και Christopher Haase στην τρίτη θέση μέχρι τον τερματισμό, αν και υπό την έντονη πίεση των Peyroles/Ruffier (Crovette), οι οποίοι έκοψαν το νήμα μόλις ένα δέκατο του δευτερολέπτου πίσω από την μαύρη Gallardo. Εντούτοις οι αγωνοδίκες αποφάσισαν ότι η Corvette των Charpilienne/Sourd που τερμάτισε στη δεύτερη θέση έπρεπε να αποκλειστεί από το τελικό αποτέλεσμα, καθώς χρησιμοποίησε ένα σετ ελαστικών που προοριζόταν για το δεύτερο αγώνα. Το γεγονός αυτό προώθησε τους Δεβερίκο/Haase στη δεύτερη θέση!
Την Κυριακή, στο δεύτερο αγώνα, το πλήρωμα της Tech 9 δεν ήταν το ίδιο τυχερό όσο στον πρώτο, καθώς 20 λεπτά πριν την καρό σημαία και ενώ ο Δεβερίκος βρισκόταν στο τιμόνι της Gallardo στη 10η θέση, τα ηλεκτρονικά του κιβωτίου του ιταλικού αυτοκίνητου τον πρόδωσαν, αναγκάζοντάς τον να εγκαταλείψει.

Ο Δημήτρης Δεβερίκος αναμένεται να συμμετέχει και στον τρίτο γύρο της φετινής σεζόν του Ευρωπαϊκού Πρωταθλήματος FIA GT3, που θα διεξαχθεί στις 6 Ιουλίου στο Oschersleben της Γερμανίας.

Monza, 12/5/2008

Ο Deverikos το ερχόμενο Σαβ/Κυρ θα συμμετάσχει στην πίστα τις MONZA στο πανευρωπαϊκό πρωτάθλημα του FIA GT3 με αυτοκίνητο της Lamborghini Gallardo, της ομάδος TECH 9 Motorsport με co-driver το Γερμανό Christopher Haase.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες μπορείτε να δείτε και στο επίσημο site του πρωταθλήματος