Ferrari 458s at the Open GT in Spain
In a shortened GT Open fourth round first race the Ferrari 458 driven by Andrea Montermini managed a second place in the race. The fourth round race took place in Spain and was cut short because of a burning Porsche in the race. The burning car brought on the red flag that called the end if the race.
The second race also saw Montermini finishing in second place. The two finishes were good enough to put him in first place of the points race. The season is halfway through so he is in a good position although you never know what may happen as the season progresses.
There was success for the Ferrari 458 in the GT Open category, which held the fourth round of its championship at the Spanish circuit of Jerez this weekend.
Under the scorching Spanish sun, Saturday saw a premature halt to the racing after a red flag to allow the rescue of a burning Porsche. After a fantastic performance Andrea Montermini and Luca Filippi in their Villorba Ferrari claimed second position.
As the temperatures raised on Sunday, so did the action on the track Filippi lead from the start but after being hit by another car he sustained damage to the rear of the Ferrari. Montermini continued to race hard and the pair again managed another second place finish. This result leaves Montermini in the lead of the championship, with his team-mate Filippi in second position at the half way point of the season.
In the British GT championship at the Norfolk circuit of Snetterton it wasn’t such a successful result for the Ferrari. In race one the best placed car from Maranello was the #18 car entered by FF Corse for Gary Eastwood and Rob Barff who finished ninth. In race two the best result was again ninth but this time by AF Corse and its #13 car driven by John Dhillon and Aaron Scott.