The penultimate ACI Racing Weekend of 2022 is staged at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

ACI Racing Weekend 2 – The absolute titles of the Italian GT Endurance Championship and the Italian Sport Prototype Championship will be decided in the Temple of Speed, in front of an audience that will be able to attend the event for free and access the circuit paddock.

The Italian ACI Sport championships return to the Temple of Speed for the second time this year. After the April appointment, which had seen the drivers of five different categories battle it out, for the Autodromo Nazionale Monza it is time to host theACI Racing Weekend 2, which will warm the public from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October with the races of six series: Italian Gran Turismo Endurance Championship, Italian Sport Prototype Championship, Posche Carrera Cup Italia, Italian F4 Championship, Clio Cup Series and Mini Challenge. The collective tests of the Italian F4 Championship are already scheduled today, starting at 1pm, before starting tomorrow in the heart of the action with free practice in all categories.

The Italian Gran Turismo Endurance Championship is the highlight of the Monza weekend and brings the fourth and last round of the series of the season to the Autodrome, with a still close fight between teammates of Team VSR for the absolute first place. In fact, on the prestigious Brianza track we will find out who will win the title between the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Michele Beretta, Edoardo Liberati and Yuki Nemoto, currently at 42 points, and that of Karol Basz, Benjamin Hites and Mattia Michelotto, who follow a single length away. The riders will compete only once with a 120-minute race starting on Sunday at 2:40 pm.

Instead, there will be two appointments between the members of the Italian Sport Prototypes Championship , who will fight for 25 minutes plus one lap both on Saturday at 13:30 and on Sunday at 10:10. Also for this series, Monza will be the last round on the calendar, therefore decisive to decree the triumph of 2022. Giacomo Pollini (ASD Giacomo Race) is called to administer a conspicuous advantage of 36 points over the only pursuer who can undermine him, Davide Uboldi. All the drivers on the starting grid will drive Wolf GB 08 Thunder.

The great awaited among the drivers of the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia is Jorge Lorenzo, former multiple world champion in MotoGP, who has already attended Monza for the collective tests on 13 April and who will return to the Brianza asphalt to compete. The Spaniard will be involved with the Q8 Hi-Perform Team, together with the other riders in the series, in two races of 28 minutes plus one lap, the first at 16:10 on Saturday and the second at noon on Sunday. In this championship, Monza will not determine the outcome of the entire season, which will close its doors at Mugello on 22-23 October, but at the moment the absolute first place is firmly in the hands of Gianmarco Quaresmini (Ombra Racing – Centro Porsche Brescia), that with 161 points precedes Giorgio Amati and Alberto Cerqui, paired at 128 and both of Team Ghinzani Arco Motorsport – Porsche Centers Milan.

The Italian F4 Championship , a single brand series of only Tatuus F.4 T421, will bring to the Autodrome, between tests and races, over 40 drivers, who will line up on the starting grid three times to complete 30 minutes plus one lap. The start of race-1 is scheduled for Saturday at 3:10 pm, while race-2 will take place on Sunday at 9:10 am, and race-3, at 5:10 pm, at the end of the weekend racing timetable. On the eve of the penultimate round of the championship, the leader of the overall standings is Andrea Kimi Antonelli, who precedes the closest of his rivals, teammate Rafael Camara of Prema Racing, by 61 lengths.

Finally, the Clio Cup Series (divided between Clio Cup Europe and Clio Cup Italia) and the MINI Challenge will also be protagonists of the ACI Racing Weekend 2. Out of a total of 46 entrants, the parterre of Italian drivers at the start for the two 25-minute races plus a lap of the Clio Cup Series , one on Saturday at 12:30 and the other on Sunday at 13:40, will be packed, with 25 local drivers. Two of these are playing for the overall title of the Clio Cup Italy, with Gabriele Torelli (Faro Racing) who has a 6-point margin over Felice Jelmini (PMA Motorsport). The MINI Challenge also features two 25-minute races plus one lap, with the drivers racing for the first time on Saturday at 2:20 pm and for the second race at 11:05 am on Sunday. The drivers will be divided into three categories: Academy, Evo, and Pro.

All fans who want to access the Circuit to experience the emotions of the track from a few meters can do so without paying any ticket. The entrance to the racetrack is in fact completely free on Friday 7 October, while only the payment of the parking is foreseen for Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October, with a cost of 15 euros for cars and 5 euros for motorcycles. From Friday to Sunday it will also be possible to freely access the paddock . Among the various attractions of the Temple of Speed, the JustSpeed Monza Karting will also be open over the weekend, the semi-permanent kart track of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza located inside the Parabolica square and designed for the enjoyment of entire families. Further information on both the ACI Racing Weekend 2 – including open grandstands and how to access the Circuit – and on the kart are available on the dedicated ACI Racing Weekend 2 page.