12H ITALY-MUGELLO TAKES PLACE ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Mugello, 11 March – The 2014 season at Mugello is to begin with an endurance motor race of international standing. This year, in fact, the 24H Series will make its first appearance in Italy with a round at Mugello’s Autodromo Internazionale. The race will feature more than 40 teams from all over the world. There will also be two Ferrari 458 Italia GT3s on track.
One will be run by the world endurance champion team AF Corse and will have at the wheel the Belorussian father and son pair, both named Alexander Talkanitsa, freshly returned from success in the second race of the Paul Ricard Winter Series, along with Portugal’s Felipe Barreiros and Russia’s Ilia Melnikov. The other will run in the colours of Scuderia Praha and will be driven by three Czechs: Jiri Pisarik, Jaromir Jirik and Dennis Waszek.
Among the teams in action will also be the Germans of Stadler Motorsport, the winners of the 2014 Dubai 24 Hours, and Hofor Racing, who prevailed in the Barcelona 24 Hours. Also taking part are many different touring cars, which are always capable of putting on a show.
It all gets under way on Friday with free practice from 9.30 until 10.45, then qualifying from 11.00 until 12.30. The first part of the race will also take place on Friday, from 1400 to 1700. At that point the cars will be held in Parc Fermé until the race starts again on Saturday at 9.30, running until 18.30 and immediately followed by the prize ceremony.