Le Castellet, Monza and then Most: the next days will be very intense for Michele Beretta, called to be divided on three different circuits at the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in preparation for Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and ADAC GT Masters. The young italian – Junior Driver of the house of Sant’Agata Bolognese – will start, together with Team Barwell Motorsport, from the French track, where on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 March there will be official pre-season tests dedicated to the continental series, with all 2018 season teams and drivers expected on the track. From Provence to Brianza on the home circuit in Monza, where together with the English team and his team-mates Martin Kodric and Sandy Mitchel, Beretta will be active on Friday 16 in preparation for the first championship race; from there to Most, where Saturday and Sunday will be busy with Team Rosberg, together with team-mate Aaro Vainio, for the first test of the season on the track that will host the second round of the ADAC GT Masters 2018 calendar.

Michele Beretta: “Finally we return on track after some sporadic tests in the winter months. Next week will be very intense and demanding with five days of testing on three different circuits. Same car of 2016 and 2017, but two new teams; a championship that I know very well now, the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and a challenge to be discovered, the one in the ADAC GT Masters. We will have to work hard to get well prepared for the first races, on the Monza track and on the Oschersleben track respectively. They will be two extremely competitive championships, but very different, especially in tire management, especially as Pirelli has brought a new tire for the 2018 season with notable improvements in terms of structure. We will have to understand how the new tires will affect the performance and the overall balance of the Lamborghini Huracan GT3, and then adapt the strategies accordingly. For endurance races we will work mainly to optimize the performance of the tire on the duration while for the sprint races of the ADAC, we will aim to develop far more extreme assets because the qualification will be crucial. I will also have to learn how to handle the rubber warm-up since the German series regulations do not allow the use the heaters.