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Twenty-eight days after the (unfortunate) 24 Hours of Le Mans, the FIA Wec is back in action for the fifth round. Davide has already arrived in Brazil, at the Interlagos track, for the 6 Hours with Thomas Flohr and Francesco Castellacci at the wheel of the number 54 Ferrari 296 LMGT3.

The historic facility inaugurated in 1940 returns to host the World Endurance Championship ten years after its last appearance, and for the 296 LMGT3, making its debut at the track, it will be another test. After retiring on the La Sarthe circuit in the early stages, in the championship Davide occupies 12th position 52 lengths behind the lead.

Davide Rigon, 296 LMGT3 #54: “We arrive in Brazil ready to redeem ourselves after the disappointment of Le Mans, a difficult race for us that was compromised in the early stages.So I’m looking forward to driving at Interlagos, a track that I like a lot and I think is really challenging: the layout is characterized by many ups and downs and a narrow track, where it will not be easy to drive especially considering the many cars entered in the FIA WEC. We will have to be very careful throughout the 6-hour race to be able to express our maximum potential, avoiding any contact, as there will be a lot of traffic.I have already competed at Interlagos in 2015 and 2016 and have very fond memories of those experiences.
This year, for the first time with the 296 LMGT3, our goal – as in every rainbow round – will be to try to get on the podium. The team is ready and I am confident.”

Friday, July 12, two free practice sessions, both 90-minute sessions, from 10:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday, July 13 features the third free practice session (60 minutes), from 10:30 a.m., qualifying (3:10-3:22 p.m.) and the Hyperpole, reserved for the ten fastest cars (2:50-3 p.m.). On Sunday, July 14, the Sao Paulo 6 Hours will start at 11:30 a.m. (local time).