Monza 5 April – Excitement, spectacle and thrills in the first Coppa Shell and Coppa Gentlemen race of the season. Dominating the first round was Dirk Adamski at the wheel of the Saggio Racing Team 458 Evo. Second place went to Italian Massimiliano Bianchi (Kessel Racing) that crossed the line just 0”359 behind the leader.
Third place went to Belgian Jacques Duyver (Stratstone Ferrari) who finished with a delay just under three seconds. Poleman’s race Erich Prinoth was ruined at the start when the Italian lost first place to Adamski and went off the track at the Roggia chicane.
As for the Coppa Gentleman, for drivers over 55, victory went to the Canadian driver Rick Lovat (fourth overall) in the Kessel Racing entered car, beating Dutch team mate Fons Scheltema (fifth) and the Italian Thomas Gostner. The disappointed and defeated won’t have to wait long to try again as the second race takes place at 16h20.