Italian team gave its best on home soil and took two point finishes with Calamia/Pampanini (Mercedes-AMG) and Mezard/Hiesse (Lamborghini Huracan) in the secondo round of the Le Mans Cup.
Italian team is starting its home round with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Calamia-Pampanini and the Lamborghini Huracan of Mezard-Hiesse in the Le Mans Cup race (Saturday at 16:00h) and with the Dallara LMP2 making its 2019 debut in the European Le Mans Series 4 Hours (Sunday at 12:00h).
The Italian team took 4th place with Mezard-Hiesse on Lamborghini Huracan at Le Castellet, while only a tire issue put Calamia-Pampanini and the Mercedes-AMG GT3 out of the top-5.
Italian team to line up the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Calamia-Pampanini for the first time and the confirmed Lamborghini Huracan of Mezard-Hiesse. The two-hour race will start on Saturday at 16:00h.
For the first time the Italian team will manage a GT3 car from the German manufacturer starting from the 2019 Le Mans Cup with Calamia / Pampanini behind the wheel and making also a great comeback at the 24 Hours of Spa. A GT4 category programme will be confirmed in the next weeks.
Besides its WEC LMP2 programs, the team led by Raimondo Amadio gets back to the European Le Mans Series with a new endurance project involving the Japanese and the Italian drivers on a LMP3 Ligier-Nissan. The third driver will be announced soon.
Treviso (Italy), September 19, 2018. Spa hosts the fifth and penultimate round of the 2018 European Le Mans Series and Cetilar Villorba Corse continues the intense international endurance series on the track as early as Wednesday (September 19) to better prepare the Belgian 4 Hours that will take place over the weekend. The Italian team is working ahead of Sunday's race with Italian drivers Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto and Brazilian Felipe Nasr on the #47 Dallara P217 Gibson for a day of free practice with the aim of starting to collect useful data regarding some developments and analysis carried out on the LMP2 class prototype after Silverstone. If in England last month, their race was conditioned by electronic issues, in 2017 at Spa Cetilar Villorba Corse was the protagonist of a positive comeback up to the seventh position. Forty cars (16 LMP2's) will take part in the 4 Hours of Spa. Track action will begin on Friday 21 September, with the race on Sunday 23 September at 12:30hrs. Fully live streaming available on www.europeanlemansseries.com).
Team Principal Amadio says: “Spa will be a very hard stage. After Silverstone's issues it will be very important to finish the race and collect as many points as possible. During the entire weekend, special attention will also be given to data collection that will be useful on the development that we began on our prototype; no revolutions, just small changes that I hope will bring improvements on the performance”.
Italian team heads to England with Lacorte/Sernagiotto/Nasr on the Dallara P217 for the fourth round
Treviso (Italy), August 16, 2018. Cetilar Villorba Corse heads to Silverstone, Great Britain, which, as fourth of the six rounds in the calendar, marks the turning point of the 2018 European Le Mans Series on 17-18 August. Italian team is back to the commitments of the international endurance series, where the squad led by Raimondo Amadio, after the excellent performances shown at Monza and a more interlocutory round at the Red Bull Ring, is looking for revenge. At the 4 Hours of Silverstone Cetilar Villorba Corse will line up the #47 Dallara P217 of the LMP2 class for the crew formed by Italian Roberto Lacorte and Giorgio Sernagiotto and Brazilian former F1 driver Felipe Nasr. Recently, on the LMP2 prototype have been made some changes to the front splitter to optimize aerodynamics. Forty-two cars (16 LMP2's) will take part in the 4 Hours of Silverstone. Track action will begin on Friday 17 August, with the race on Saturday 18 August at 14:30hrs (15:30hrs CET). Fully live streaming available on www.europeanlemansseries.com).
Italian team with AM Cup leading crew Fascicolo/Dall'Antonia and Polish drivers Chodzen/Chodzen on Maserati in the penultimate round of GT4 Central European Cup from August 17 to 19.
After the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring the Italian team is already planning the British round of the season where the Dallara shared by Lacorte, Sernagiotto and Nasr will bring some aerodynamic evolutions
Treviso (Italy), July 25, 2018. Cetilar Villorba Corse finished eleventh overall the 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring, which was a very challenging third round of the 2018 European Le Mans Series 2018, with the crew formed by Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto and Felipe Nasr at the wheel of the Dallara P217 Gibson. After being the first Dallara in qualifying, a promising start and a competitive fight for a top-5 position, the Italian team, that had bet on rain, had to overcome some difficulties when, on the contrary, the track did remain dry. However, the team was awarded as the best crew with a Bronze driver at the end of the race (Lacorte was also the fastest one on Friday's Bronze test). Now the team led by Raimondo Amadio is already looking at the next round at Silverstone, to be held in August 17-18, where Cetilar Villorba Corse will bring some aerodynamic evolutions on track.
Italian team still at the top of the standings thanks to Fascicolo/Dall'Antonia and their #77 Maserati
Treviso (Italy), July 2, 2018. Scuderia Villorba Corse is back from the Nurburgring with a crucial AM class victory clinched by Giuseppe Fascicolo and Romy Dall'Antonia on the #77 Maserati Gran Turismo MC. On Saturday Italian pair won their category (being fourth overall) on a very competitive race 1 of the third round of the GT4 Central European Cup, confirming their leadership in the standings, while teammates Piotr and Antoni Chodzen had to retire with an engine failure on the #50. Unfortunately, on Sunday's race 2 Fascicolo/Dall'Antonia, without fault, were hit by another car and forced to pit to repair their Maserati in the best possible way. Italian team led by Raimondo Amadio did a great job and the crew was able to finish the race in the points again.
Italian team with AM Cup leading crew Fascicolo/Dall'Antonia and Polish drivers Chodzen/Chodzen is ready for the third round of GT4 CEC in Germany from June 29th to July the 1st
Treviso (Italy), June 28, 2018. The international commitments of Scuderia Villorba Corse restart at the Nurburgring for the third round of the 2018 GT4 Central European Cup. After the triumphal weekend at the Red Bull Ring one month ago, from June 29th to July the 1st the team led by Raimondo Amadio and that is part of SVC The Motorsport Group confirms two Maserati GranTurismo MC's for the German round of the new series promoted by SRO. The #77 Maserati will be shared by Giuseppe Fascicolo and Romy Dall'Antonia, the Italian crew that is leading the AM Cup standings also thanks to their amazing overall win clinched on race 1 in Austria. Polish drivers Piotr Chodzen and his son Antoni Chodzen will be back on the #50 Maserati trying to confirm their competitive 2018 debut at the Red Bull Ring, where they won the Pro-AM class on race 1. After Friday's free practice, two qualifying sessions will be held on Saturday morning, with race 1 starting at 13:40hs, while, after a warm up session in the morning, Sunday's race 2 will start at 13:00hs. Both races will be broadcast live on official site http://central.gt4series.com.