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It will be three weeks of fire, of course, “Ferrari red” for Davide called to a real tour de force around Europe between France, Spain and Italy.

The French Paul Ricard circuit hosts the first round of the GT World Challenge Europe – Endurance Cup and Davide is at the wheel of the number 51 Ferrari 296 GT3 of the AF Corse – Francorchamps Motors team. The race, over the distance of 3 hours, staged on the 5.771 kilometers of the Le Castellet track, will start on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. With a best time of 1’54”593, the #51 crew took the top ten with ninth place in the pre-qualifying that was staged under clear skies and dry track conditions, with air and asphalt temperatures of 19.1 and 34.8°C. A session that allowed the teams to try different set-up solutions, and to alternate at the wheel the three drivers making up each crew. The 60-minute qualifying session was marked by very close times, so much so that the first 24 crews (of the 54 who took to the track) were gathered within less than 1 second. On Sunday, 7, the three qualifying rounds, starting at 9:45 a.m., will determine the starting grid for the green flag event from 3 p.m.

THE GT World Challenge Europe – Endurance Cup includes five rounds, including four on the Old Continent and one in the Middle East. Following the round at Paul Ricard are the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium; June 29-30), the 3 Hours of Nürburgring (Germany; July 28) and Monza (Italy; Sept. 22), before concluding with the 6 Hours of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia; Nov. 23).

The following weekend (April 13-14) Davide will move to the Montmelò track for the third round of the European Le Mans Series and from April 20 and 21 to the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo and Dino Ferrari in Imola for the second round of the FIA WEC World Endurance Championship with the 6H of Imola.

It’s going to be a very intense month of April with three races packed into three weeks, but it’s the challenges I like and they give the right charge to always go after the best result on the track. Here at Paul Ricard it will be a fight on the edge of tenths, especially in the run-up to qualifying, as free practice and pre-qualifying have shown. Then from Paul Ricard we will move to Barcelona for the ELMS to finish in Imola, which I consider my home race along with Monza, with the 6H.