Jacopo Guidetti, GT rider sponsored by MAK Wheels, has stepped onto the podium twice in the Italian GT at Monza!
Thanks to a second and a third place in the opening round of the 2022 season, the young JAS Motorsport driver confirms himself as a protagonist in the Italian series with the Honda NSX GT3 Evo.
Starting off on the right foot is a fundamental aspect of a challenge that is both stimulating and competitive. And Jacopo Guidetti was certainly not found unprepared, confirming himself among the great protagonists of the Italian Gran Turismo Championship already at the first round of the season, staged on the weekend at Monza. The 19 y/o driver has honored at best the awaited event on his home circuit, winning a second and a third place in the overall standings together with his teammate Leonardo Moncini, driving the Honda NSX GT3 Evo of Nova Race team.
It’s a great result for the JAS Motorsport driver, who has put to good use a winter of careful preparation and a consolidated feeling with car and team, to get a convincing and flawless performance throughout the weekend. The #55 car was consistently in the top positions of the group in all sessions, despite having to deal with the rain that characterized the day on Saturday.
In his second year in the category, Guidetti has been confirmed as one of the young talents of certain depth in the panorama of motorsport tricolor, managing the pressure and working in perfect harmony with the team staff and the new teammate: all under the careful supervision of Edoardo Liberati, new Head Driver Coach of JAS Motorsport Driver Development.
After a first day dedicated to optimizing the set-up of the car and planning strategies for the races, Guidetti obtained the fifth fastest time in its qualifying session in 1:47.994, placing himself about half a second from pole position. The first race started behind the Safety Car, due to the presence of a persistent rain at times: Jacopo was not intimidated by the difficult weather conditions, gaining a position at the start and soon after also overtaking the Ferrari of Daniele Di Amato, ending his stint in third position and behind the leading duo.
Moncini then performed just as well in the second half of the race, taking advantage of a penalty imposed on a rival at the end. Moncini then performed just as well in the second half of the race, taking advantage of a penalty imposed on one of his rivals at the end to take second place and allow the duo to climb onto the coveted Monza podium.
The race on Sunday 24 April, as scheduled, saw Moncini take part in the initial stint: After starting from the second row, the young driver from Brescia handed over the Honda NSX GT3 Evo to Guidetti in fifth place. Guidetti in fifth, in a race punctuated by Safety Car interventions. Jacopo drove with his usual Jacopo drove with his usual determination in the second half of the race, making author of a great overtaking against Panciatici in the final minutes of the race, and final minutes of the race, and clawing the third place finish against Galbiati victim of a penalty of 1 “5.
Jacopo Guidetti: “It ‘been a very, very positive weekend! We wanted to start in the best way this season ways this season, and I must say that everyone has worked 100% to achieve this double important result. important result. The car was always competitive and performing, thanks to the excellent work carried out with the team technicians. carried out with the team technicians. In addition, I have immediately established a great feeling with my new teammate, with whom I worked with. teammate, with whom I worked in great harmony and serenity. The battle on track was tough, between the rain on Saturday and the many Safety Cars on Sunday: but we have managed each phase at best, winning many best, winning many valuable points for the championship and giving the whole team a nice boost of confidence. injection of confidence. I would like to thank all those who supported me over the weekend, which for me was my home race. I would like to thank all those who supported me over the weekend, which for me was my home race: from JAS Motorsport to my sponsors MAK Wheels and Eta Carinae, not forgetting of course my friends and family who were constantly by my side.
Now we look forward with great confidence to the rest of the season, which will soon see us start a new adventure in the Endurance series! adventure in the Endurance series! Jacopo Guidetti will be back on track over the weekend of 13-15 May, when he will make his debut in the Endurance series of the Italian GT Championship.
Endurance series of the Italian GT Championship. The next round in the Sprint series will be staged at Misano at the beginning of the month. Misano at the beginning of June.