The 2017 edition of the Blancpain Endurance Series started with the traditional meeting at the Monza National Racing circuit. With over fifty racing cars and one hundred and fifty drivers from all over the world, the S.R.O. sponsored series on the Lombard track confirmed the impressive spectacle that has been with it since the very first edition.
Kessel Racing's weekend came to a close with a splendid second place for the "PRO-AM" car driven by Broniszewski-Rizzoli-Cressoni, which was tipped by Oman Racing Team's Aston Martin with Al Harthy and Adam at the wheel. The "AM" car of Duyver-Perel-Zanuttini was less fortunate in the race; it was involved, at no fault of its own, in a big pile-up that marked the first start, which forced Race Control to delay the race to allow the track to be cleared following the ten car crash.
Now that the season's first race at Monza has been wrapped up, the Blancpain Endurance Series calendar is looking forward to the second race of the season in mid-May at Silverstone, England.
RONNIE KESSEL : "It was an extremely exciting weekend with both our cars and drivers being competitive right form the get-go. The "PRO-AM" car got a fantastic second place, while it is obviously a great disappointment that the AM car was involved in the accident at the start at no fault of its own. But the season is long and there will be time to redeem ourselves, starting with Silverstone in mid-May. "