Raton Racing scopre le carte

Raton Racing scopre le carteA pochi giorni dal primo round del Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europa in programma questo fine settimana (22-24 aprile) a Monza, il team Raton Racing svela i piloti che comporranno il primo equipaggio che porterà in pista una delle due Huracán LP 620-2.

Saranno l’esperto Sergio Campana, alla sua seconda stagione nel monomarca della Casa di Sant’Agata Bolognese, ed il greco Dimitris Deverikos ad alternarsi al volante sul circuito brianzolo, mentre verrà ufficializzato a breve anche il nome di chi salirà sulla seconda vettura della squadra di Roberto Tanca e Marco Ubaldi.

Dopo avere centrato lo scorso anno il terzo posto in campionato tra i PRO con Alberto Di Folco, vincitore a Spa, ed avere occupato costantemente le posizioni del podio anche con il binomio Edoardo Liberati-Patric Niederhauser (tutti promossi quest’anno nel GT3 Junior Program di Lamborghini Squadra Corse), il team Raton Racing punta nuovamente a recitare un ruolo importante nel campionato.

Sei sono in tutto gli appuntamenti, con Silverstone, Paul Ricard, Spa, Nürburgring e Valencia (in occasione della World Final 2016) che completeranno un calendario vario e di alto livello. A Monza andrà di scena il primo atto, con la prima delle due gare da 50’ il sabato alle ore 15.20, subito dopo le qualifiche, e Gara 2 domenica alle 13.15, sempre con la diretta su Nuvolari TV ed in streaming sul sito internet squadracorse.lamborghini.com.

Ma le novità non finiscono qui, perché il team Raton Racing affila anche le armi in vista del via della stagione del Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo fissato per il weekend dell’1 maggio sempre a Monza. Due anche in questo caso saranno gli equipaggi, entrambi inediti, schierati nella nuova classe Super GT Cup.

Il primo verrà composto dal sudafricano Adrian Zaugg e dal giovane romano Antonio D’Amico, proveniente dalla Seat Leon Cup Italia e dalla Ibiza Cup in cui non ha mancato nell’ultimo biennio di mettersi particolarmente in luce. Sulla seconda vettura si alterneranno invece lo stesso Roberto Tanca e Fabrizio Comi. L’obiettivo, anche in questo caso, sarà di puntare al titolo, provando così a difendere lo scettro conquistato nel 2015 proprio dalla coppia formata da Tanca-Zaugg, vincitori della Coppa Lamborghini Huracán.

Glorax, Paul Ricard testing, 15/3/2015

Paul Ricard testing

Test for Ferrari team Glorax in official Blancpain endurance series in Paul Ricard, 15/3/2015

Glorax - Ferrari, Dubai 24 hours

Dubai 24 hours

Glorax Racing has added Isaac Tutumlu, Gabriele Lancieri and Dimitri Deverikos to its lineup, which already had Andrey Birzhin Alexandrovich and Rino Mastronardi confirmed. Deverikos is the 2005 British GT GT3 champion, while 39-year-old Lancieri competed in the Italian GT championship in recent years.

Cruel luck ends the dream of Dimitis Deverikos

After spending 2014 away from the race tracks due to business commitments, Dimitris Deverikos had a plan for starting the 2015 season with a bang! Having already claimed two highly prestigious national GT titles (British in 2005 and Spanish Iber in 2013) there was still one major landmark missing from his long racing CV: participation in a major 24 hours race. Therefore when the opportunity presented to join his team mate from the successful 2013 Spanish Iber & Euro GT Open campaign Isaac Tutumlu for the Dubai 24 hours in the newly formed Glorax Racing team he literally jumped at it. Joining them in the Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, that was spotting the colors of Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens, were experienced Italian racers Gabriele Lancieri, Rino Mastronardi as well as team owner Andrey Birzhin Alexandrovich. The crew, under the technical management of fellow Greek Giannoulis Kafetzis, started well on Wednesday’s open test by posting the 8th fastest time out of 24 entrants in the strongly contested A6 (i.e. GT3) class.
Dimitris equaled this achievement on Thursday’s final free practice session, a great performance given that this was his first experience of the daunting 5390 meters race track. Things were looking well for the Glorax Racing team as they entered qualifying and indeed their strong level was evident on the first half of the session where Alexandrovich posted the 6th fastest time! For the second and final half of the session it was Tutumlu’s turn to take the wheel and indeed the Spaniard improved as he was fighting hard for a place in the top 10. Unfortunately, it was then that disaster struck: braking hard from 240 kph Tutumlu found oil that the marshals failed to warn about. A big crash was unavoidable and unfortunately another two cars joined in sympathy creating a very expensive crash scene. The damage on the Ferrari was substantial and crucially impossible to fix until the race’s start leaving the team no option but to retire their entry.
The 24 hours dream of Dimitris may have to wait a little longer to be fulfilled, however with the continued support of Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens, he has an exciting season to look forward and move on with his next racing challenge!

Links:

Greek motorsports federation (OMAE) official site

http://www.omae-epa.gr/index.php/news/press-releases/141-24-dubai

http://www.omae-epa.gr/index.php/news/press-releases/142-24-dubai-2

News portals

http://www.zougla.gr/automoto/article/me-ferari-8a-treksi-stis-24-ores-tou-ntoumpai-o-elinas-dimitris-deverikos

http://www.zougla.gr/automoto/article/trakare-me-240xlmora-ke-katastrafike-i-ferari-tou-deverikou

http://www.newsbomb.gr/bombplus/aytokinhto/agwnes/story/541552/24h-dubai-race-elliniki-symmetoxi-ston-24oro-agona-toy-ntoympai

http://www.sport-fm.gr/article/o-dimitris-deberikos-stis-24-wres-tou-ntoumpai/821331

http://www.newspile.gr/15689/2015-01/o-dimitris-deberikos-stis-24-wres-tou-ntoumpai.html

http://www.creteplus.gr/news/parakoloutheiste-zontana-tin-prospatheia-tou-ellina-odigou-ston-24oro-agona-tou-ntoumpai-115208.html

Car & motorsports magazines/websites

http://www.4troxoi.gr/default.php?pname=Article&cat_id=7&art_id=17061

http://www.caranddriver.gr/article.asp?catid=33062&subid=2&pubid=7392216

http://www.newsauto.gr/o-dimitris-deverikos-stis-24-ores-tou-dubai/

http://www.motori.gr/

http://www.motori.gr/

https://time2rally.wordpress.com/

https://time2rally.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/deverikos_24h_stop/

http://www.kartnews.gr/2015/01/24-dubai.html

http://www.rallycar.gr/2015/01/10/prowro-antio-gia-ton-deveriko-stis-24-wres-tou-dubai/

http://www.autocarnet.gr/2015/01/24-dubai_12.html

http://freedrive.gr/index.php/site/article/1342/trakare-me-240xlm-wra-kai-katastrafhke-h-Ferrari-toy-deberikoy-

 

 

International Open GT with D. Deverikos

AUTORLANDO SPORT CONFIRMS HIS PROGRAM IN THE INTERNATIONAL OPEN GT WITH DIMITRIS DEVERIKOS AND ISAAC TUTUMLU ON PORSCHE GT3 R EVO 2013.

AUTORLANDO SPORT CONFIRMS HIS PROGRAM IN THE INTERNATIONAL OPEN GT WITH DIMITRIS DEVERIKOS AND ISAAC TUTUMLU ON PORSCHE GT3 R EVO 2013Hard and important months have spent in meeting and discussion have not interrupted the original plan of the team in the International Open GT with a Porsche GT3 R evo 2013.

The only Porsche GT3 R in Gts will be showed on Paul Ricard starting grid on April 26/28 with Isaac Tutumlu (Kudi-Spanish nationality) and Dimitris Deverikos (Greek), drivers that will drive a un-discussible car, they will have to afford 16th competitors (11 Ferraris, 2 Mclaren, 1 Mosler, 1 Aston Martin and 1 Mercedes).

Orlando Redolfi (team manager, owner and founder of Autorlando Sport) remains the only one in Gts to defend Porsche brand , and he is proud to compete in this important project, sure to have competitively from drivers and car in his side.

The driver Isaac Tutumlu says: “ I am very happy to be racing with such a competitive and winning team as Autorlando, they have been working as Porsche Official team and nowadays they still have the support from the Brand of Weissach, that means we will have for sure competivie material. Regarding my team mate, I have nevere raced with him but I have seen his CV and it he did some good positions in the past at the GT Open and FIA GT as well, so I am sure he will also help a lot the team to achieve the objectives. The GT Open has every time more media impact and many professional drivers coming from GP2 and F1 are joining the championship, what means it will not be easy to fight against them, but as usual my goal is to win the championship in the GTS Class.”

The races will be in live streaming and on RAI SPORT and Primo Canale on Saturday at 16.00 and Sunday at 12.20. Enjoy the show!

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INTERNATIONAL OPEN GT, DIMITRIS DEVERIKOS AND ISAAC TUTUMLU ON PORSCHE GT3 R EVO 2013

 

Paul Ricard

 

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão

 

SPA-Francochamps

 

Circuit de Catalunya (Barcelona)

International GT Open in Monza

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.