Cairoli ends the GT World Challenge Europe season with a podium finish

Cairoli ends the GT World Challenge Europe season with a podium finish
Como, 11 October, 2021 2021 GT World Challenge Europe

Matteo Cairoli completed one of the longest weekend of his career, taking part on Saturday afternoon in the Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie to fly away the day after to Barcelona for the last round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, driving the Dinamic Motorsport's Porsches.

In Spain the Italian racer - sharing driving duties with Christian Engelhart and Klaus Bachler - ended the season claiming a podium and taking the second place. A result that pairs with the victory in the Monza opener last April.

"It was not easy indeed. Having missed testing and free practice I directly arrived for the qualifying, failing my best lap due to a slower Ferrari and setting the 12th quickest time and the fifth of the combined", Cairoli said. The race was clear, without contacts, showing a good pace that let us to finish second, that was a well deserved result. To take a podium in the last race of the season is a great sensation. Shame for the zeros at Spa and Nürburgring."

Speaking about the Nürburgring, the NLS race prematurely ended at the 12th of the 23 laps for the radiator failure, while Michele Beretta was sharing his stint with Cairoli and Belgian Adrien De Leener. It forced the trio to a halt after the third overall time in the qualifying, preventing them to continue the development of a new compound of the Pirelli tires.