Tighter at the top in the Porsche Carrera Cup France following Monza round
After Spa-Francorchamps, the Porsche Carrera Cup France drivers took on another iconic motorsport track at the Autodromo di Monza. No fewer than 23 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992 generation) made the trip to Italy. Marvin Klein (CLRT) and Dorian Boccolacci (Martinet by Alméras) took the honours in the two races held as part of the ELMS meeting. Starting from Pole Position in race 1, Florian Latorre (CLRT) was unable to hold off Dorian Boccolacci (Martinet by Alméras) when the lights went out but the latter got then a five-second penalty for jumping the start. Florian Latorre (CLRT) went straight on the attack and managed to regain the lead. He then started to move clear of Marvin Klein (CLRT), Dorian Boccolacci (Martinet by Alméras) and Gianmarco Quaresmini (Ombra Racing). However, the race was thrown into uncertainty in the last ten minutes when the Safety Car came out! Marvin Klein (CLRT) caught his rivals off guard at the restart, grabbing the lead and going on to claim a third consecutive win this season, ahead of Florian Latorre (CLRT). Alessandro Ghiretti (Martinet by Alméras) took the final podium spot whilst Dorian Boccolacci (Martinet by Alméras) had to settle for fourth after his penalty. Raymond Narac (IMSA Performance) finished first in the Pro-Am class. A newcomer to the Am category, Sébastien Dussolliet (ABM) made an impressive debut, winning his first race whilst finishing a fine eleventh overall! Determined to put his disappointment in race one behind him, Dorian Boccolacci (Martinet by Alméras) made no mistake from pole position in race 2 to lead into the opening Monza chicane. Dorian Boccolacci (Martinet by Alméras) went on to produce a dominant performance, leading from start to finish, to take his fifth win this season. Marvin Klein (CLRT) dislodged Florian Latorre (CLRT) from second place to take a big haul of points and reduce the gap to Dorian Boccolacci (Martinet by Alméras) in the Cup standings. Florian Latorre (CLRT) showed further consistency with another podium finish. Nicolas Misslin (BWT Lechner Racing) grabbed the honours in the Pro-Am class whilst Maxence Maurice (IMSA Performance) was first in the Am category.