Category: Press KitHome soil = nice PCCF result for Enrico FulgenziBig step forward from Enrico Fulgenzi Racing at the Porsche Carrera Cup France home race in Monza; the Dobermann scores fifth and seventh in two very fast races.
The “Temple of Speed” has always been a sweet soil for Enrico Fulgenzi, who won his maiden Carrera Cup Italia Championship Title there in late 2013. It’s been nice for him and his Enrico Fulgenzi Racing team to come back there and push their brand new 992 GT3 Cup in a well known track after the nice result in Spa’s Race 2. The event has been held as a support race to the European Le Mans Series, which gave a stunning dressage at the circuit and a very nicely organized kermesse.
After a non-perfect qualifying session, affected by some wrong setup adjustments and a lot of traffic blocking Fulgenzi’s two fastest attempts, Enrico started race one from P10, which didn’t look so good coming into the infamous turn one. The standing start hasn’t been crisp for the #17, who lost places before the braking. After a tough lap one Fulgenzi started improving his lap times more and more, despite a still non optimal setup, and gained step by step a lot of positions before a safety car came on track and freezed the situation midway through the race. After the restart a couple of other contacts and crashes happened on track, and the Dobermann capitalized on them climbing back to P5 at the end of the race! Which equalizes Spa Francorchamp’s race 2 result as the best of the Carrera Cup France campaign so far. Fulgenzi then recieved a 2 places penality on race 2’s starting grid following a contact at the Variante Ascari, which meant that he would start race 2 from P10.
Sunday’s race 2 hasn’t been chaotic as race 1; the start was clean and Fulgenzi gained one place into turn one. The Dobermann then had to fight for some laps before overtaking 2020 champion JB Simmenauer’s #1 and starting to throw fast laps out of his #17; the gap became too big and Enrico took home a Seventh place finish, but the good news is that his fastest laps were low enough for a podium finish.
The courage and the moral are over the moon for the next races, which surely will show all te team’s improvement and steps forward, hopefully also with some nice results and some trophies.
The next stop is Carrera Cup Italia’s Round 3 in Imola, scheduled on July the 23-24-25th.