Pirelli Cup. The main category of the Ferrari Challenge already has its absolute champion in Eliseo Duno (Radicci Automobili), who is able to complete a clear track in Spain, with two victories with a best race time and two places, beating the lap record at the Valencian track. Expert Max Mugelli (CDP Competition – Eureka), third and second in the first round, youngsters Thomas Fleming (HR Owen) and Szymon Adoniac (Gohm – Scuderia GT), will try to break the dominance of the young Salento. It featured in their first appearance on a platform for each of them. The former Formula 1 driver, Adrian Sutil (Gohm – Baron Motorsport), is already present at some rounds in 2022, making his debut for the season, as well as Rocco Mazzola (Radicci Automobili – Best Lap), Josef Krall (Scuderia Praha) and Pence Valint (Rossocorsa – Ferrari Budapest), which will make the series even more exciting.
In the Am class, the man to beat is Franz Engstler (Charles Pozzi GT Racing), also an en plein author in the Iberian lands, who will have to fend off the assaults of Niccolò Rossi (Kessel Racing), Hanno, among others Laskowski (Emil Frey ) and Lucky Khera (Graypaul Birmingham), who actually do well on the first date.
Shell cup. After winning and a second place at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Axel Sartengen (Luiig Sportivo – Herter Racing) and Manuela Justner (CDP – MP Racing) will once again take on the exciting challenge at the start of this season in Misano. Behind them there is no shortage of contenders for victory, starting with Fons Scheltema (Kessel Racing), twice the lowest on the podium in Spain, Willem van der Vorm (Scuderia Monte Carlo), Alexander Nussbaumer (Gohm – Scuderia GT) and Roger Grouwels ( Kroymans – Race Art) who became the world champion in the same category in this circuit in 2020.
The always exciting Coppa Shell Am hierarchies remain to be determined, with many pretenders to ultimate success and Kirk Barwaldt (Kessel Racing) leading the provisional general classification thanks to two third places taken on his debut.
Plan. After testing and free practice on Friday, the clock will start on Saturday at 9 for qualifying for Race 1 of the Coppa Shell and at 9.30 for the Am class, while the Trofeo Pirelli qualifiers will start at 10.05. Go-ahead for the first round of the Copa Shell at 14.00 and Trofeo Pirelli at 17.15, both over thirty minutes. Sunday 23, similar program for qualifying – with Coppa Shell Am in 9, Coppa Shell Am in 9.30 and Trofeo Pirelli in 10.05 – and for Race 2 of the Coppa Shell in 14.00, while Race Two for Trofeo Pirelli will start at 3.15pm (all times local time).
The qualifying sessions and races will be visible live, free of charge and with commentary in English, at live.ferrari.com and on the ‘Ferrari’ YouTube channel. Furthermore, the Misano round will have extensive TV coverage through the Sky platform which in Italy will broadcast all the races live on Saturday and Sunday on channel 207 (Sky Sport F1). In the UK, Sky Sports F1 will follow the Saturday races live Live and Sunday races with a slight delay, also in Germany on Sky Sport F1.
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