Ferrari Problem season continues at Watkins Glen
The North American leg of Ferrari Problem Trofeo Pirelli is about to proceed this weekend with the third spherical of the 2021 season at Watkins Glen Worldwide. With 45 racing entries, an extra eleven taking part within the Membership Problem lapping expertise, and the attendees of the Membership Competizioni GT program, the paddock is as soon as once more stuffed with GT racing Ferraris.
A Historic Venue: The famed Watkins Glen circuit has been the positioning of quite a few historic and essential victories, even relationship again to when the circuit acted as the house of Method 1 in the US. With Grand Prix wins in 1975 (Lauda), 1978 (Reutemann) and 1980 (Villeneuve), and the newest GT win in 2019 earned by Toni Vilander and Daniel Serra, Ferrari has amassed a big historical past at one of the crucial iconic venues within the U.S.
The Problem sequence made its most up-to-date cease in 2018 when Cooper MacNeil (Ferrari of Westlake) secured again to again wins on his option to incomes the 2018 Trofeo Pirelli class championship and Thomas Tippl (Ferrari of Beverly Hills) secured an unimaginable ninth consecutive victory within the Coppa Shell class.
Championships proceed to develop: On the again of excellent weekends so far, Cooper MacNeil (Ferrari of Westlake) continues to be the only real entry within the Trofeo Pirelli class and thus leads that class. In the meantime, Jason McCarthy (Large World Ferrari) was promoted to Trofeo Pirelli AM1, and preliminarily leads the class with 64 factors over Martin Burrowes (Ferrari of Ft. Lauderdale) by six factors earlier than their first races since this re-classification.
McCarthy departing Trofeo Pirelli AM2 has promoted Brian Davis (Ferrari of Palm Seaside) to the top of the AM2 class, main John Megrue (Ferrari of Lengthy Island) by 11 factors. In Coppa Shell, Todd Coleman (Ferrari of Denver) leads Dave Musial Jr. (Ferrari of Lake Forest) by six factors whereas Lance Cawley (Ferrari of Atlanta) leads the Coppa Shell AM class.
Membership Competizioni GT returns: After beginning the season at Virginia Worldwide Raceway in March, returning to Europe for a spherical on the world temple of velocity, Monza, Membership Competizioni GT will make its North American return at Watkins Glen. Open to Ferrari GT racing automobiles from the previous 30 years, this weekend will mark the North American debut of the Ferrari 488 GT Modificata as the primary North American supply might be accomplished throughout the weekend.
Schedule: Testing periods will run on Wednesday and Thursday as drivers have eight hours per day in out there observe time. Official periods will start on Friday with observe for a lot of the day on Friday and qualifying and racing on each Saturday and Sunday. All qualifying and race periods might be dwell streamed at dwell.ferrari.com.