Second consecutive success in the Pirelli Junior Trophy for Michele Beretta and seventh place overall paired with Marco Mapelli.

Last weekend the young italian driver conquered another success just after seven days after the first got in Zandvoort in the Pirelli Junior Trophy of the German GT Championship. The victory came in Race 2, when Mapelli, started from ninth place, after a very tight first stint, delivered the car to Beretta in seventh position. Michele first lost a couple of positions in the fight against Ferrari and Mercedes that has already made life difficult in the early stages of the race at Mapelli and then set off to hunt down the two previous Porsche cars, overcoming them and recently recovering the seventh overall place. In the final Beretta defended very well himself against Pommer’s Corvette attacks until the checkered flag. For Beretta and for the austrian team, important points in the championship standings, with the young driver of 4Motorsport now fifth in the class standings while the team led by Gottfried Grasser leads the teams’ one.
In Race 1, on the other hand, Michele, starting from the sixteenth position just 4 tenths from pole position, was hit at the start losing three positions. He then began to attack the cars ahead of him, recovering what was lost and giving life and a long battle with the two Mercedes of the Zakspeed team. The duel has unfortunately ended with a contact sanctioned by the Race Direction with a drive-through that caused the Beretta-Mapelli duo to lose 2″ preventing them from fighting for the points zone.

Michele Beretta: “Positive weekend with a seventh place overall and the second victory among the Junior. We struggled a bit with the set-up of the car, which we paid above all in the first qualifying where for just over 0″1 we found ourselves outside the front rows. In such a competitive championship, a few tenths make the difference, not being able to start among the first then led me to be aggressive, perhaps too much, in an attempt to recover positions. In the second qualifying, in the wet, Marco could fight for the first few rows but, with the track that went away drying, we were the first to take the checkered flag and many cars managed to improve on the last lap making us slip into ninth position. It was however a good race, in which I enjoyed fighting and defending myself with the knife between the Corvette teeth, until the finish. Now a few days of relaxation and then concentrate on the latest appointments at the Blancpain GT Series, VLN and ADAC GT Masters.