International GT Open in Monza: Autorlando-sport does not collect as hoped
Seventh round for the International GT Open 2010 at Monza circuit, Autorlando-sport does not go beyond fifth place in Race 1 and fourth place in race 2 with Roda / Lietz; Gruber / Deverikos rather close with two sixth places. In Race1 Lietz started tenth and Gruber eighteenth. Both started well, maintaining their positions. Lietz unfortunately is unable to show the usual superlative race and gets into the pits for the driver change after only one overtaking. The same goes for Gruber, leaving the steering to Deverikos sixth of his class. Roda comes out of the box and try to maintain the fifth position but is remounted by Pilet. Under the chequered flag he is sixth overall and fifth in class. Deverikos is fourth but suffers a puncture and stopped in the pits to change tires. During the pit exit he crosses the white line that runs parallel to the straight line: the penalty is immediate and takes the form of a drive-through. He will end sixth in his class. The winners are Giammaria / Toccacelo, followed by Barba / Kaffer and Peter / Bronizewsky.
In race2 Roda starts eleventh and Deverikos thirteenth. In the chaos of the start Deverikos cut the first chicane and was forced to slow down and return the positions he gained. Meanwhile Roda, author of a great start, gained two positions. Deverikos, sixth, is unable to gain positions and Roda maintains ninth place. After the driver change Gruber was third, closely followed by Lanceri. He holds on for two laps then, due to engine problem, he is overtaken. A few more laps and arrives Dayraut. The two cars begin a long duel that leads them to cut the second chicane, for car number 65 from Autorlando-Sport is the second time and then the penalty is immediate: to the race time is added the time that takes a drive through and this costs the loss of another position: even in this race, the Porsche GT3 R finished sixth.
Meanwhile Lietz, seventh out of the pits, starts dueling with Frezza. The fight slows them down and causes them to be reached by Guerrero. The Aston Martin overtakes the Ferrari and Porsche and earns the fourth place overall, while Lietz can only overtake Frezza and pass under the checquered flag in fifth place. The ranking is fourth thanks to a penalty of twenty seconds imposed on Guerrero. Narac / Pilet win, Giammaria / Toccacelo are second and third Mullen / Christodolou.
The latest rankings see Barba / Kaffer in leading with 12 points ahead of Narac / Pilet, followed by Giammaria / Toccacelo separated by 3 points, fourth Roda / Lietz separated by another 12. In the GTS class in the lead is Dayrut with 8 points ahead of Livio / Bontempelli, 10 onFrezza / Couceiro and 30 on Gruber / Deverikos.
As is evident, both titles will be awarded Sunday, October 31st in Barcelona circuit.