A very positive weekend in Netherlands for Michele Beretta with Grasser Racing’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo. After a great qualifying that saw him very close to the Pole position getting the third position on the starting grid (fundamental on a circuit that offers few cues for overtakes), Beretta finished Race 1 in third place together with Marco Mapelli, just 1″ behind the winners, their team-mates Bortolotti-Engelhart. A remarkable performance considering that the ADAC GT Masters is perhaps the most competitive and fought national series in the GT world. However, the 4Motorsport driver got also the Pirelli Junior class win. In Race 2, the Beretta-Mapelli duo started from the seventh position, keeping the same one under the checkered flag, thus closing a weekend where the Grasser Racing Team’s duo collected many points for the championship standings.

Michele Beretta: “Finally, the first podium in ADAC GT Masters! From the start of the season we are fast both in qualy and race, but we weren’t able to show our potential till now. I did a good Q1 in difficult conditions, on a very wet track. We knew it would be essential to start from the front as Zandvoort is very difficult to overtake and thanks to a great setup we managed to get the result. We had the pace to conquer the Pole Position, but I wasn’t able to put together all fastest sectors. Just after the start I tried to overtake the Porsche, we touched each other at the first corner, but there was not enough space to pass it. Repeated Safety Cars and a huge tyre degradation complicated the race, but we defended the position and take home our first podium in this hard-fought championship.

For Michele Beretta – Junior Driver Lamborghini – the hot summer continues at a competitive level. In fact, this weekend he will be busy, always with Marco Mapelli, at Nurburgring circuit where the ADAC GT Masters will stop for the fifth round of the season. The Italian duo aims to return to the podium again at the wheel of Grasser Racing’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo. The action on the 3,629-meter of Nurburgring “short” circuit will start on Friday 16 August, with two free practice sessions scheduled at 10:50 am and 4:05 pm; Saturday morning Qualification 1 (9:25) while Race 1 will start at 1:00 pm. Almost the same program for Sunday, with Qualification 2 at 9:00 am while Race 2 will start at 1:00 pm. Both races can be followed in live streaming on sport1.de, adac.de/motorsport and youtube.com/adac.