Andrea Piccini returns on his “home circuit” at Red Bull Ring

Fourth round of Michelin Le Mans Cup for Andrea Piccini and Claudio Schiavone in the incoming weekend at Zeltweg. “Zeltweg is in its own way a sort of second home for me – said Piccini – because here I grew up as a driver. I have this track in my heart and every time I race, it always seems to me to go back in time“. The week that will end with the race on Saturday 21st July started on Wednesday with two tests, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and Andrea Piccini immediately showed up, recording the best time in the afternoon session. The third and second place at the “Road to Le Mans” last June have injected further confidence into the Kessel couple: “I have not been coming to Zeltweg since 2012 – told Andrea – but I immediately found myself in my ease. The car is well balanced and even Claudio is maturing and improving in his first season at the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GT3, so the goal will once again win a place on the podium. It will be important to continue to mark points for the championship, given that after the first three races we are all still very close in the standings. The most competitive opponents are undoubtedly my brother Giacomo and Sergio Pianezzola and then Marco Cioci and Piergiuseppe Perazzini, but we can also say our own and win the podium is always a great result“. Giacomo Piccini and Sergio Pianezzola, still on Ferrari 488, lead the Gt3 standing with 61 points, ahead of Christoph Ulrich and Maurizio Mediani with 50; follow Marco Cioci and Piergiuseppe Perazzini at 42 and in fourth place, detached by just one point, there are Andrea Piccini and Claudio Schiavoni, all on Ferrari. After the free practice on Friday 20, one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon, Saturday 21st will come alive with the qualify at 11.50 and then in the afternoon the race, starting at 16 and ending at 18.

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