The Ultimate Cup Series is in Italy this weekend, on the Mugello circuit. It is the fourth of the seven meetings on the 2019 calendar, after the Estoril, Dijon and Slovakia Ring rounds, and this transalpine round is therefore at the crossroads of the calendar.
On the Mugello, all disciplines will be represented: LMP3, GT, CN, Single-seater and Mitjet, with some new features.
16 cars are committed. The Mugello meeting will see the debut of the Ligier JS P4, two of which are registered – one for Graff Racing (#424 Yann Zimmer/Paul Lanchère) and #450 for the Italian HP Racing Team (Andrea Dromedari/Marzio Moretti).
14 LMP3 will take part in this festivities: 8 Ligier JS P3 and 6 Norma M30. The Ligier will rely on the leaders of the championship, the Wimmer Werk Motorsport (Ligier #26, Vincent Capillaire/Mathias Kaiser/Lukas Dunner), with a formidable crew, or Inter Europol Competition, crowned by its first participation in the Le Mans 24 Hours in LMP2 (#14 Paul Scheuschner/Edward Jonasson/Moritz Müller-Crepon). The second Polish team, Team Virage, will be in force in Italy, with a third Ligier JS P3, the #93 from Mateusz Kaprzyk/Chello Malavasi. Faithful to its habits, Graff Racing will panache and will have a Ligier and a Norma.
For the Norma team, with the temporary absence of TFT, the spearheads will be the M30 DB Autosport #21 by Antoine and Lionel Robert, the two Sarthois with a new crew member, Stéphane Panepinto, and the two Nielsen Racing Norma with the ever fast Johnny Mowlem and Bonamy Grimes.
The Ferrari 488 GT3 #1 of Team Visiom will have to work to stop the Renault RS01 DEMJ (Massimiliano Mugelli/Lucien Crapiz) and AB Sport Auto (Stéphane Chardonnet/Jorge Dominguez/Franck Thybaud).
The CN are back, and on his land, Wolf intends to win on his land against the Norma M20 FC of Krafft Racing and DB Autosport.
Avelon Formula, the armed arm of Wolf, has put forth all possible effort, since he has committed five Wolf GB 08 Tornado, with the number one driver of the manufacturer, Ivan Bellarosa, but also with José Ibañez. The race is not won in advance because the Norma also have some arguments to put forward with drivers of Dominique Cauvin caliber.
20 Tatuus FR 2.0 will be at the start. Lamo Racing is currently phagocytic in the ranking with the top three places including leader Amaury Bonduel (#28).
Erwin Creed, barely out of the bucket the Ligier JS P217 Larbre Competition which he drove in the last 24 Hours of Le Mans, will drive the Tatuus #1 of the Formula Motorsport team and we will also welcome back on track a former 24 Hours driver, Philippe Haezebrouck, also on a Formula Motorsport single-seater. Victor Jabouille, the son of Jean-Pierre, will drive a Lamo Racing Tatuus.
About twenty competitors are committed. The fight promises to be as hot as the weather. The last four races in Dijon have seen four different winners!