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Fernando Monje (BMW M6 GT3), fifth in Italy


Monza, sixth round of the International GT Open.

The team of Fernando Monje and Gustavo Yacamán (BMW M6 GT3) finished fifth the first of the two races that make up the sixth round of the International GT Open, a positive outcome for the aspirations placed in the competition tomorrow, which will unburdened of time. This meeting takes place in the Italian track of Monza, a circuit like the Barcelona chic & basic and still remembers the honorary recognition of 'Man of The Race' who won here last season after a brilliant performance within the TCR International Series.

In fact, the event began very well for this duet achieving the second fastest time in the Qualifying for the first race, only 0'051 of poleman (Salih Yoluc-Euan Hankey, Aston Martin, winner today tandem). Yacamán performed the first part of this; highlighting the provisional leader, the group of three riders chasing him, including Yacamán, were in a handkerchief and anything could happen, maintaining a high pace and all the excitement. The Colombian entered pits for driver change in fourth place, although the application of 15 'handicap because of the victory in the final round at the Red Bull Ring, penalized the duet and Monk came back to the race and in eighth position.

However, with new tires, Monk quickly reached a rapid pace that allowed him to win two track position well into the test, and in the closing stages, fellow squad Miguel Ramos who fought for the podium was passed by three riders, including the Monk himself, who took the opportunity very well and got some valuable points for fighting for the positions of honor in the championship with a race, the morning that Monje-Yacamán develop without handicap.

"Monza is a track that I love; I have always gone well run here, in any of the specialty in which I have visited the track that has few secrets for me. For this reason and for the fact that tomorrow will go out to the Qualifying with new covers and without being conditioned by any handicap not being the case of some of our main rivals, I think we can aspire again to a good starting position, we will defend with Gustavo to return to the podium, "explained Fernando satisfied at the end of the race.

Sunday, October 2, second day of racing in a format practically traced to today: qualifying will be held at 10:10 a.m. (30 ') and race 2 from 1415 but only last an hour.

Classification GT Open Race 1 - Monza
1-Salih Yoluc-Euan Hankey (Aston Martin Vantage GT3), 1: 10: 52927
2-Thomas Biagi Fabrizio Crestani-(Lamborghini Huracan GT3) at 0.657
3-Alexander West-Côme Ledogar (McLaren 650S GT3) to 20,351
4-Shaun Balfe-Philip Keen (McLaren 650S GT3) to 23,044
5-Gustavo Yacamán-Fernando Monje (BMW M6 GT3) to 23,946
6-Miguel Ramos-Pieter Schothorst (BMW M6 GT3) to 27,108

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