Racing Driver from his very early age, this 24 years old Monegasc driver, has been climbing all the steps since he started racing in Go Kart at 12 years old.
The AF Corse Ferrari 458 GT3 of Tanakorn Ramindra and Cedric Sbirrazzuoli won the first round of the Super Cars International Series.
On the circuit of Motorland the AF Corse duo managed to win the two hours race in front of the 2012 Portuguese champions Campanico/Viera.
For Sbirrazzuoli-Ramindra, the victory takes shape in the second stint when, Sbirrazzuoli was literally flying, giving the car a 1 minute advantage on the Audi R8 LMS Ultra.
At the start of the race Fontes, on his “ Sports and You” Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, took the lead in front of the pole setter car driven by: Campanico, Eskelinen and Viera, followed by Tanakorn Ramindra. He however smartly decide not to react and chose the best moment to regain the lead. This comes at the end of lap two when he makes his move at the end of the main straight constantly gaining meters from then onwards. The challenge is now thence on the two other podium steps with the Fontes Mercedes chased by Ramindra and by the second Team Novadriver Audi R8 LMS Ultra with Buri behind the wheel.
With the first compulsory drivers change window, the first crews in the pits are the two chasing cars with AF Corse that chose for a quick refill rejoining the track as fast as possible.
In these stages Sbirrazzuoli started pushing hard hammering fastest lap times one after the other. He gained precious seconds from the previous leaders now chasers, the last ones to stop. When the young Monegasc driver stops after a 1 hour stint he was leading with over 2 laps. Their longer stop to fulfill the five minutes overall pit time for the race still bring them back in first place with a minute margin.
The AF Corse duo won the race, with 40s advantage on the Audi N°1 of Campanico, Eskelinen and Viera.