Deborah Mayer, Claudio Schiavoni and Sergio Pianezzola will race at the final round of the Italian GT Endurance championship with the Ferrari 458 GT3 in class Light. On the same weekend 4-6 October – on the Tuscan racetrack – Iron Lynx Motorsport Lab’s young driver Amna Al Qubaisi will be at the starting line for the penultimate round of the Italian F4 Championship with the colours of Abu Dhabi Racing.
This final round of the GT Endurance will take place at the Mugello Circuit, one of the two 2019 Italian championships for GT cars. After having won the Sprint series with still one race to go, Iron Lynx will also introduce the Ferrari 458 GT3 to the Endurance championship.
The fourth round will see the debut of a new line-up composed of Deborah Mayer, Claudio Schiavoni and Sergio Pianezzola. After an enjoyable absence – being engaged as a mother of two kids as well as the project leader of Iron Dames (www.irondames.racing) – Deborah’s comeback as a driver is definitely a welcomed one. One of the last races Deborah participated in was the 2017 Road to le Mans, teaming with Claudio Schiavoni, right behind the wheel of the Ferrari 458 GT3, the one she will be driving on the Mugello racetrack – even the car racing livery is the same.
For Schiavoni and Pianezzola too, their participation here in Mugello is a welcome return to Italy, following the appointments at European Le Mans Series and the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
We decided to compete at the final round of the GT Endurance with a new line-up of drivers and with the Ferrari 458 GT3, thanks to which this year has been full of satisfactions,
explains Andrea Piccini, manager of Iron Lynx Motorsport Lab.
In Mugello this coming weekend, the team has the chance to gain further experience in an endurance car race and the drivers can become better prepared and face any future international challenges. I’m really happy to see Deborah driving again after having spent a couple of seasons in the role of mother, though still always close to us during every professional racing competition we attended: from the national ones, the ELMS, to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I take this opportunity to thank all the drivers we have raced with in the first three rounds of the Endurance. The drivers chose to opt out of the round in Mugello as it would be mathematically impossible for them to win the title.
Also in the same Aci Sport racing Week End in Mugello, the working group of Iron Lynx Motorsport Lab will be engaged with the team Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema during the three races of the penultimate round of the Formula 4 season. At the wheel is the 19-year-old girl Amna Al Qubaisi (see side picture), from the UAE, at her first complete season with a single-seater.
Mugello (Florence) GT and F4 Programme:
Free practice: 09.00-09.40 (F4) and 12.05-12.45 (F4)
Free practice: 11.00-12.00 (GT) and 14.10-15.10 (GT)
Qualifying: 16.30-17.10 (F4)
Free practice: 09.00-10.00 (GT)
Race 1: 10.50 (30’+1 lap) (F4)
Qualifying: 15.00-16.05 (GT)
Race 2: 16.30 (30’+1 lap) (F4)
Race 3: 11.20 (30’+1 lap) (F4)
Race: 14.45 (180’) (GT)
CIGT Endurance Light Standings (after three races):
1° Michelotto/Cristoni (Lamborghini Huracán ST) 60 points;
2° Demarchi (Lamborghini Huracán ST – Iron Lynx) 44;
3° Skaras (Lamborghini Huracán ST) 40;
4° La Mazza/”Speakerwas” (Porsche 991 GT3 Cup) 30;
5° Paolino (Lamborghini Huracán ST – Iron Lynx) 24;
6° Tanaki/Ceresoli (Ferrari 458 GT3) e Nicolosi/Carboni (Porsche 991 GT3 Cup) 15;
8° Mantovani/Littman (Lamborghini Huracán ST – Iron Lynx) 12.
2019 Italian GT Endurance championship Calendar:
05-07 April Monza (Monza Brianza);
17-19 May Misano (Rimini);
13-15 September Vallelunga (Rome);
04-06 October Mugello (Florence).
2019 Italian F4 Championship by Abarth Calendar:
03-05 May Vallelunga (Rome);
17-19 May Misano (Monza Brianza);
05-07 July Hungaroring (Hungary);
12-14 July Red Bull Ring (Austria);
30-01 September Imola (Bologna);
04-06 October Mugello (Florence);
18-20 October Monza (Monza Brianza).
Rai Sport has live coverage of the GT championship which can be followed on their website www.raisport.rai.it, or as recap on Rai Sport TV channel.
The Federation’s live streaming on www.acisport.it/gt as well as a number of v broadcasting services on the national channel Automoto TV and Sportitalia for GT and F4.
Cesena, (Forli-Cesena), 3 October 2019