The fifth and final stage of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup gave the Puglian driver from Team Tresot the third place in the Silver Cup category in his first full season in a GT championship. Despite the final race in Barcelona not going as expected for the talented Audi driver, the end of the season delivered a well-deserved podium, confirming his great adaptability to different types of cars. In the qualifying session, the driver from Foggia secured the fourth position in the Silver Cup class with a lap time of 1’41″159, earning his crew the 29th overall spot on the grid.

Unfortunately, during the race, a pit stop issue cost Pietro Delli Guanti a very probable podium placement, which would have been a fitting conclusion to a season that was at times unlucky but largely positive. Starting from the fourth position in the class, Pietro had an excellent first stint, completing the first hour with a strong pace and no mistakes. He then handed over the seat to Lorenzo Patrese, but a problem during the driver change cost the Tresor by Attempto team over a minute and, consequently, many positions.

Restarting from the back, Pietro’s teammates, Patrese and Alex Aka, began a furious comeback that ended with a fifth-place finish in the class. It was a good result, but certainly with a lot of bitterness for the missed podium.

Thanks to this result, Delli Guanti-Patrese-Aka maintained their third position in the Silver Cup class championship standings, a great outcome for the young crew, especially for Pietro, in his first season in Gran Turismo after successful experiences in single-seaters in Formula 4 and Formula Regional.

Pietro Delli Guanti: “We would have liked to end the season with a podium, but that’s how races go. I really thank everyone for this wonderful opportunity I had this season, thanks to the team, the mechanics, my sponsors, Global Drive Management for the valuable advice, my family, and all my supporters. See you next season.”