Race Car News #Update
For the first time in year 2018, there would be a Six Hour Endurance race scheduled to take place in Monza, Italy on the 10th of March, 2018. Being the first of its kind in the new year, the race has been announced to be an all comers race, open to GT3 and GT4 machinery, TCR touring cars and Group CN prototypes.
Tagged as the “Targa 6H Monza” and launched by the organizer of the Gulf 12 Hours at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. Driving Force Events, the governing body of the event disclosed in an interview that they have the hope of establishing the Targa 6H as an important race at the start of the European endurance season.
In an interview with Autosport, David Ficarelli; Driving Force Boss says: “This is the first step, but we hope that the event will evolve and become the permanent opener to the endurance racing in Europe”
David also explained that The Race would take place in the afternoon with free practices and qualification taking place in the morning so as to forge an acquaintance with the roads and grids.
“A good start would be 20 to 25 cars, but we are ready to cope with less” he said.
When asked about his opinion on the Creventic-organised Silverstone which was scheduled to take place on the same day, but different venue, he was of the notion that; 24 Hours would not be a problem because both races are “appealing to different markets”.
Ficarelli expressed the fact that he isn’t expecting many teams competing in the Blancpain GT Series to take part, this is own to the fact that the official test for the Pan European Championship is scheduled for Paul Ricard the following week.
Logistics have so far been superb; with a perfect location in the vast area of Italy, the class structure for the event and other organisational details should be finalized within a week with Pirelli to be the sole supplier of tyres.