International GT Open and Trial delle Nazioni on the weekend of the Temple of Speed

Three pairs of drivers will compete for the top of the overall standings for the International GT Open, while the Trial drivers will showcase their skills on two wheels on the historic Monza banked curves.

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is preparing to experience a weekend full of events, with two and four-wheel enthusiasts ready to fill the Temple of Speed so as not to miss even a second of the dynamic activity of the weekend. In fact, between Friday 23 and Sunday 25 September, the Circuit will host two events of international caliber, the International GT Open, which returns to the Monza racetrack for the sixth seasonal round of the series, and the Trial delle Nazioni which, thanks to the joint work between Autodromo , The Italian Motorcycle Federation and the FMI Trial Committee, returns to Italy 11 years after the last Italian appearance. Access for the public is free for both competitions, with only the payment of the parking.

The drivers of the International GT Open will play an important part of the overall title in Monza. The previous five stages were in fact not enough to decree the true ruler of this season, and balance reigns supreme. Currently, the ranking sees Kevin Gilardoni and Glenn Van Berlo ahead of Oregon Team teammates Benjamin Hites and Leonardo Pulcini by just one length. Both couples drive a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO MY2022. Five points behind the leaders is the McLaren 720 S GT3 driven by Nick Moss and Joe Osborne (Optimum Motorsport). The starting grid is made up of a total of 24 cars and 8 major car brands. In addition to Lamborghini and McLaren, Aston Martin, Audi, Ferrari, Honda, Mercedes and Porsche will also be lined up.

There are two races scheduled for the International GT Open, of 70 and 61 minutes respectively. After free practice sessions and qualifying, the drivers will battle for the first race on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm, while the second round will start on Sunday at 2:15 pm. In addition to the queen category of the weekend, in Monza there will also be space for five support series: GT Cup Open Europe, TCR Europe, Euroformula Open, Catheram France and Alpine Europa Cup. All classes will race twice between Saturday and Sunday, with the exception of the Euroformula, engaged in the Temple of Speed in three races of 17 laps and with the time limit set at 35 minutes.

Unlike last year, the drivers of the GT Cup Open Europe will be released from those of the International GT Open and will run two dedicated races, while Franco Girolami and Oliver Goethe will have to be good at managing the conspicuous advantages in the standings respectively in the TCR Europe and in Euroformula Open, before the final appointment in Barcelona. There are also heated challenges among the 50 riders at the start for Caterham France and among the 21 in the Alpine Elf Europa Cup .

Thanks to the full program of races on the track, motorsport lovers will be able to enjoy a 360 degree show live, also seasoned by the simultaneous performance on the Circuit of the equally exciting Trial delle Nazioni , which on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September will give emotions in the Autodromo Nazionale Monza also to fans of two wheels. The route includes passages on the legendary Monza banked curves, on which the strongest pilots in the world in the discipline will show their ability to overcome complex obstacles by committing the fewest possible errors. The winner of the race will be awarded on Sunday at 4.45 pm, in the occasion of the podium.

Three Italian teams will also compete for the victory in the men’s, women’s and challenge competitions respectively. The men’s team will try to improve the third place obtained in Portugal in 2021 and will line up with Matteo Grattarola, Lorenzo Gandola, Luca Petrella and Gianluca Tournour, the latter in the reserve role. The girls, fourth in Portugal, will instead show up with Sara Trentini, Andrea Sofia Rabino and Martina Gallieni. In the challenge, which includes a mixed formation, Alessia Bacchetta and Mirko Pedretti will try to triumph.

Both the International GT Open and the Trial delle Nazioni can be followed live by the public without purchasing a ticket for the two events. Admission for fans will in fact be free, with only the payment of the parking space on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cars will pay 10 euros on Fridays and 20 euros on Saturdays and Sundays, while for motorcycles the cost will always be 5 euros. The parking ticket can be purchased at the entrances of Viale di Vedano and Santa Maria delle Selve on the days of the event. Further information and the complete programs of the events are available on the dedicated International GT Open and Trial delle Nazioni pages.