Audi wins the title of the Italian GT Endurance Championship in Monza

The Agostini-Ferrari-Drudi trio triumphs in the Temple of Speed in an uncertain race until the last lap. Victories for Milan in the Clio Cup Europe and Cerqui in the Porsche Carrera Cup Italy

The titles of three series were decided during the race weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza . The drivers of the Italian Gran Turismo Endurance Championship, of the Clio Cup Europe and of the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia competed for the victory in their respective competitions, giving emotions to the spectators at the Autodrome and sitting on the sofa at home who followed the ACI Racing Weekend.

The results of the ACI Racing Weekend

The trio made up of Riccardo Agostini, Lorenzo Ferrari and Mattia Drudi gives Audi Sport Italia the victory of the Italian GT Endurance Championship . Great protagonist of the day is Drudi, who makes an extraordinary comeback on Lamborghini and Ferrari, direct rivals for the title, recovering from fourth place and closing the race on the top step of the podium. After a difficult start and a first part of endurance, with the Audi R8 LMS that had never pushed beyond the third position, Drudi became the protagonist of a series of qualifying laps in the wet, first overtaking Daniel’s Ferrari 488 EVO Zampieri and Stefano Gai (Scuderia Baldini 27) and then taking advantage of the pit stop of the race leaders Andrea Amici, Alberto Di Folco and Stuart Middleton (Imperiale Racing), who finished second. Third place for the Ferrari # 27 of the Zampieri-Gai duo.

Triplet for the French team R-Ace GP on the podium of race-1 of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine . Winning the race, after taking pole position, is Hadrien David, followed by teammates Isack Hadjar and Zane Maloney, who have gained four positions each. This result is worth the victory in the constructors’ ranking for the transalpine team, which arrived in the Tempio with a disadvantage on the Art Grand Prix. Hadjar instead wins race-2 ahead of Paul Aron (Prema Powerteam) and Hadrien.

Oliver Bearman (Van Amersfoort Racing) has won all three races of the Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth . The British driver, who arrived in Monza with the title already in his pocket, has placed behind his rivals in all the appointments in the Temple of Speed. In race-1 Bearman started a long battle with the very young Lorenzo Patrese, son of the former Formula 1 driver Riccardo, who saw his race ruined in the final by a contact with the Englishman himself. Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Prema Powerteam) and Joshua Dürksen (Muecke Motorsport) therefore finished behind Bearman. Bearman also triumphs in the wet in race-2 on Saturday afternoon, after a great comeback from seventh place. Second ends the other son of art of the championship, Sebastian Montoya of Prema Powerteam. Third place for Antonelli, who is confirmed in the same position also in race-3, behind Bearman and his Russian teammate Kiril Smal, who got on the second step of the podium.

Six Porsche Carrera Cup Italia drivers fought for the overall title in the last round of the season. The two races held on the Brianza asphalt were affected by the rain and gave a great show, with a close fight until the last corner. In the end it was Alberto Cerqui of the Q8 Hi Perform team, already leader of the standings before the Monza event, who won third place on Saturday afternoon and victory on Sunday morning. It was not enough for the second in the general classification, Alessandro Giardelli (Dinamic Motorsport), the triumph in race-1 ahead of Gianmarco Quaresmini (Tsunami RT) and Cerqui. In the second round, Cerqui won over Marzio Moretti (Bonaldi Motorsport) and Benedetto Strignano (AB Racing).

47 Clio Cup Europe drivers took to the track in the two races between the curbs of the Temple of Speed, honoring the last seasonal round of the series with battles. Nicolas Milan (Milan Competition) crossed the line first for the ninth time this year, winning race-1 on Saturday afternoon thanks to the penalty imposed on the virtual winner Felice Jelmini (PMA Motorsport), relegated to third position. On the second step of the podium went David Pouget (GPA Racing). Jelmini took his revenge in race-2, detaching the group from the start and closing with three seconds ahead of Milan and four over Filippo Berto (Oregon Team). With these results, Milan wins the overall standings and that of group D, while Marc Guillot, also of the Milan Competition team, those of groups A and C.

Next appointment: FORUM8 ACI Rally Monza

The next sporting event in the Temple of Speed is the one with the FORUM8 ACI Rally Monza, the final and decisive stage of the world rally championship, hosted for the second time at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Sébastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans will compete for the drivers ‘title, while Hyundai and Toyota will compete for the constructors’ title. Will he get the better of us? Further information can be found on and . (fm)