The beautiful Gubbio track hosted the 2013 edition of the famous Novarossi Trophy, a race that every year gathers some of the best on-road drivers on Italian soil. This year’s edition attracted some 106 participants and once again the race proofed to be one of the biggest classics at the end of the season. Despite a bit of fog that slowed down the start of the event, the race went on flawlessly thanks to the great job done by the Gubbio track staff, supported in the best way by Novarossi representatives. Qualifying saw Novarossi drivers De Felici and Balestri TQ’ing easily in 1/10th and 1/8th respectively, opening a good gap between them the rest of the competition. In 8th scale, Balestri went on to complete a perfect race winning the final with a comfortable 6 laps lead on Rinaldi, with Puccinelli to complete the podium. Unfortunately, during the 10th scale A-main a serious crash on the main straight involving the polesitter forced Giorgio to retire and preventing him to bring home the victory honours, that then went to former World Champion Daniele Ielasi, finishing in front of Adami and Festuccia.
Thanks to Riccardo Acciari for sending the report.