Matteo Cairoli targets top spot at 24 Hours of Spa

Matteo Cairoli targets top spot at 24 Hours of Spa
Francorchamps, 29 July, 2021 2021 GT World Challenge Europe Intercontinental GT Challenge

Ten days after the FIA WEC home race at Monza, Matteo Cairoli is set for one of the big events of the season, the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. At the 7.3 kms of the Ardennes circuit, the Italian racing driver resumes his GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup campaign, that kicked off last April at the Monza opener taking a victory in the Dinamic Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R shared with Christian Engelhart and Klaus Bakler.

Alongside the German and the Austrian racers, Cairoli faces the third round of the series - that is also valid for the Intercontinental GT Challenge - aiming for more points to take again the points lead as he and his team-mates actually are second in the standings, only two points shy of the front-runners.

"I like very much Spa and I have good memories of it since the first time I've been there", Cairoli commented. "I'm very thrilled to race the 24 Hours. With Christian and Klaus we'll do the best. The car is a new one, because the team replaced the chassis as the consequence of the Adrien De Leener crash at Misano in the GT World Challenge Sprint. We made a test at Cremona one week ago and everything went well. We target to take as many points as possible. There is a 60-car grid, with the best GT3 drivers and we are ready to fight. I aim to improve my 2020 result, when I made the 24H Spa debut claiming the third position.”

Action at Spa starts on Thursday with the free practice and qualifying session. The Super Pole is scheduled on Friday. The race will start on Saturday at 16.30, live streamed at https://www.gt-world-challenge-europe.com/watch-live.