The International GT Open arrives in Monza for the penultimate round of 2021 season. Michele comes to his homerace as leader thanks to the four wins achieved in the past races and he’s super focused to take another step towards the title.

The preparation for this race was meticulous, as always, and it has also included a strategy that will allow Michele and his partner, Frederik Schandorff, to compete at Monza with a gap of “only” 10 seconds.
The entry list of the next round sees a higher number of possible rivals than in the last two events, this will also involve greater risks and more difficulties in controlling the direct rival in the championship, Andy Sousecek’s Porsche 911 GT3.

Another change that involves some rivals concerns the Balance of Performance (BoP), revised on the eve of the Monza round, for Porsche and Mercedes, while for the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo everything is unchanged.

We did well to dump the time penalty at Red Bull Ring. This choice forced us to sacrifice the podium, since we could have been second or third, but it will allow us to race with fewer seconds of penalty at Monza, being competitive to try to get on the podium again. At Monza I see Hondas, McLaren and Aston Martin as favourite because they are particularly fast on the straights. We will certainly be competitive but, I think, we will pay something in sectors with long straights.

Michele finishes giving his friends and supporters an appointment at the home circuit next weekend, where the activities on track will begin on Thursday with 2 hours of free practice.

Monza is the circuit, I am at home and I want to make good impression for me and my friends that come to see me.

As always, there will be live coverage of the two races in live streaming. In Italy, the thematic channel MS MotorTV / Sky 228 will broadcast dedicated services.
Qualifications and races will be broadcast in live streaming on GT International Open TV YouTube channel.