With the driver change, Rigon made way for Ilott. In the Pro-Am class, Sky Tempesta Racing was among
the leaders, with Hui and Froggatt also occupying top spot for a long time. After finding its rhythm in the
early stages, the Iron Lynx 488 GT3 Evo 2020 with Dorian Pin and Sarah Bovy climbed into the top ten
while the Kessel Racing Ferrari fought towards the back of the field. The two Ferraris of AF Corse and that
of Rinaldi Racing retired early, all due to accidents or contacts.
The entry of the Safety Car with just over two hours to go compacted the whole group and triggered a new
sprint race with the Ferraris in the first five positions of the Pro class, thanks to Antonio Fuoco and
Alessandro Pier Guidi, while Eddie Cheever took second place in the Pro-Am. Fuoco’s pace allowed the
Italian to pass Mapelli’s Lamborghini to take second with 23 minutes remaining while Pier Guidi repeatedly
attempted a similar move on Vanthoor’s Audi. The finale brought an investigation into Fuoco’s Ferrari’s last
pit stop, which led to a 10-second penalty imposed after the race. This promoted the twin car, no. 51 driven
by Pier Guidi to fourth place, just three tenths off the podium.
The Pro-Am class saw a spectacular double stint by Eddie Cheever, who managed to catch up with the
FFF Racing Lamborghini. Taking advantage of a five-second penalty due to an accident provoked by the
latter during the race, Cheever drove the Sky Tempesta Racing 488 GT3 Evo 2020 to victory with
teammates Chris Froggatt and Jonathan Hui. Katherine Legge, Dorian Pin and Sarah Bovy notched up an
excellent sixth, becoming the first female crew in the GT World Challenge Europe to finish in the points.
The Kessel Racing Ferrari finished eighth.
The GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS will be back on track at Zandvoort from 18 to 20 June for
the Sprint Cup, while the next round of the Endurance Cup will be the eagerly awaited 24 Hours of
Spa-Francorchamps from 29 July to 1 August.