Another success for Kessel Racing, this time in the Michelin Le Mans Cup on the wonderful Portimao circuit. The Portuguese track is, among the more modern tracks, one of the most spectacular and most popular among drivers for those technical features that make it unique in the international motorsport calendar. Rich in natural undulations, the Algarve track was inaugurated in October 2008 and soon after entered the calendar of the most prestigious international races, both for two and four-wheel competitions.
This weekend, in Portugal, the Le Mans Series as well as the Michelin Cup came to an end. The Michelin Cup features endurance racing in the LMP3 class and the granturismo cars of the GT3 class. There were over twenty cars registered for the last test of the season, including the Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3, entrusted to the team composed by Claudio Schiavoni and Andrea Piccini.
After winning fifth position among the GT cars on the starting line-up, Schiavoni and Piccini finished third in the two-hour race, adding another win to the Kessel trophy cabinet.
The joy of the podium at Portimao behind us, now the focus is on the Ferrari Challenge Europe, next weekend, at Mugello, which will be the seventh and final stage of the continental season, while Sunday's single race will see the two World Finals for the Shell Cup and Pirelli Trophy.
Ronnie Kessel (Team Owner): "Portimao has always been an extremely entertaining and fascinating track, which produces passionate races. A great performance by Claudio and Andrea winning a podium position for our car, which, they tell us, was also a great success for its livery. Now it is time to think about Mugello, where we are all called upon to make one final effort in a season which once again provided excitement and satisfaction. Follow us at Mugello and maybe come and cheer us on, everyone's support is fundamental to the success of our team. "