Cetilar Racing returns to the World Endurance Championship
Seven kilometres and a few metres of pure adrenalin, in the green Ardenne Bleue forest. Just like the main colour of the Dallara LMP2 number 47 livery that, with the whole FIA WEC circus, will switch the engines back on, in mind and in fact.
After a break of 172 days, the Cetilar Racing team returns this weekend to the tracks for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, marking the return to the contest with a completely revised timetable, with the 24 Hours of Le Mans planned after mid-September and, this year, for once, behind closed doors.
In Belgium, at the weekend, Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto and Andrea Belicchi will be back taking turns behind the wheel of the car managed by AF Corse, completing the “made in Italy” package.
For many people, the Spa track is one of the most exciting. It is certainly a historical track, the site of numerous challenges between men and manufacturers. Eau Rouge, Raidillon, Blanchimont, the Bus Stop, La Source, Stavelot and the long Kemmel straight, where the highest speeds of the whole season are reached, are some of the historical names in motor racing. This Spa classic race is an authentic act of veneration, the home for many years to the World Sportscar Championship, in the past won by some of the legendary names in motor sports. A very long list of names, including several Italians: Ludovico Scarfiotti, Arturo Merzario, Mauro Baldi and Riccardo Patrese.
In its first season in the WEC, the Cetilar Racing team aims to bring home a result that is worthy of all the effort put in by everyone.
At its début at Silverstone last September, it reached sixth place. Then two seventh places in Fuji and Shanghai, ninth in Bahrain and eight in the Lone Star Le Mans held at the track in Austin last February. But this was all before the general lockdown.
The weekend at Spa will kick off this afternoon at 4.25 pm with the first free practice session. The other two sessions are planned for tomorrow, from 9.30 am and from 2.00 pm, before the qualifying rounds, with the green light on the pit lane at 6.00 pm.
The actual race begins on Saturday 15 August at 1.30 pm, ending six hours later. Broadcast live on Eurosport from 1.15 pm. The event will also be shown on Sportitalia.