In a warm summer, the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe is ready for its second round. From the cold England in May, it is now Italy who will welcome the new Sprint format of the Blancpain GT Series, on its traditional stop at the Misano track, entitled to Marco Simoncelli. After a month dominated by international events, the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe too has some great show pack for the Italian crowd, and ORANGE1 FFF Racing by ACM is ready to contribute to it. Misano represents the closest track to Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s headquarters, one more reason for the team to be proud to represent this brand and to be leading the Blancpain GT Series’ overall standings. After four podiums in Monza, Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Le Castellet, Misano proposes the hard challenge to continue the 2019 season on the same high note. The team’s line-up will see Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli on the #563 car, looking for a strong recover in the World Challenge Europe drivers’ standings, where they are fourth with 12 points, but still the best Lamborghini Huracan EVO GT3 in the field. On car #519, Phil Keen is joined again by Japanese teammate Hiroshi Hamaguchi, and after Brands Hatch’s Pro-Am victory, they are leading the way in the class with 28,5 points. The attack in the Silver Cup with #555 will be led by Diego Menchaca and Taylor Proto, looking for a strong performance after bad luck in Britain.
Fu Songyang, ORANGE1 FFF Racing Team Owner
“Misano represents almost a second home for our team. Two of our main partners in this experience, Lamborghini Squadra Corse and ORANGE1, are Italian and aren’t based far from this track, which gives another chance to be all together in their country, after Monza. There, the results were incredible and I hope we can continue on this note. Still, I have to say that I expect our opponents to be even stronger than in previous rounds. It will be nice to see the night finish of race 1 on Saturday, as well as to see how the warm weather conditions will play a role. It could be a difficult situation to manage, not just in terms of the drivers’ physical resilience, but also for cars and tires”.