Third Placement for Rigon at Silverstone

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The Endurance World Championship for Davide Rigon begins as it finished in 2014: a great podium finish, which is a good start for Ferrari and AF Corse.

At Silverstone, during the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the driver from Veneto and his Ferrari 458 GTE started with in third place, after six hours of hard racing with two yellow flags. The Rigon/Calado duo were in the lead for most of the race, before giving the way to Bruni and the Porsche in the final laps. Before the green light, the race directors waved one of the two yellow flags of the day. The # 71 car, driven by Calado, came into the pits in order to have enough gas to complete the race, mount new tires and to switch with Davide Rigon. After a half an hour of racing another yellow flag was shown. Davide was in first place before handing over the 458 to James. With this final stop the Porsche passed into second place, passing the Ferrari # 71 which closed the round with the first podium of the season.

Davide Rigon said: “Even if the qualification was really hard I have to say thanks to my team AF for their trust and dedication to us. James and I are happy to give them this beautiful podium which is a good result for Ferrari today. Our goal was to bring home as many points as possible to start the 2015 season. Our congratulations go to Gimmi and Toni too, for their victory. For a few hours we were able to stay in the front to show the hard work we have done until today. We are happy to be so close to our teammates”.

The Circus is moving now to Belgium, to Spa-Francorchamps for the second round, the same track where Davide won the World FIA GT 24 Hours of Spa 2008.