A great show, with many fans arrived in Verona, has marked the first event of Lotus Cup Italia in 2015. In the two days of Motorcircus, the Lotus Elise Cup PB-R developed and built by PB Racing and Hexathron Racing Systems made a fantastic spectacle, with eight drivers to fight on the circuit realized outside of the fair grounds. To prevail, after six rounds, was Andrea Agazzi, very competitive and fast in all sessions (the Lotus Elise Cup were faster than S2000 and R5 rally cars) beating in a hard-fought final Mauro Guastamacchia: the driver of Aggressive Team Italy lived a weekend on top after a little touched in the first round on Saturday. Eugenio Pisani finished in third place, great result at the debut on the British supercar prepared by Siliprandi Racing, who bet Simone Marchetti. In fifth place Marco Fiore ahead Piero Nichetti, Marco Fumagalli and Alberto Grisi, who was forced to retire in semi-final due to a puncture.
In the PB Racing – Lotus Cup Italia stand many fans were able to admire a “naked” Lotus Elise Cup PB-R, without the front and rear clams, a way to show the development done to make this car one of the most appreciated in 2014, with Stefano d’Aste and Marco Calovolo available for the public.
The italian driver, with the Hexathron Racing Systems engineer presented on Sunday the sporting and technical news for 2015 Lotus Cup Italia championship. Several news have been announced: in the first place, the stand-alone grid (so no longer shared with Coppa Italia or other series) within the motorsport weekend organized by Gruppo Peroni Race; the calendar is quite varied, with the start scheduled for 25-26 April in Varano De’ Melegari, followed by Adria (9-10 May), Monza (4-5 July), Misano Adriatico (18-19 July), Mugello (5-6 September) before closing at Imola, scheduled for 10-11 October. As for the format, there will be two free practice sessions of 25′ each while the qualify will also be split into two consecutive sessions of 17′ each, the first valid for Race 1 starting grid, the second for Race 2 starting grid; both races instead have been brought to 25′ each and they will be broadcasted with live streaming with dedicated speaker, onboards and much more, such as summary clip on “Paddock” tv programme presented by Franco Bobbiese. Confirmed also the huge media sharing on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube), thanks to the collaboration with Lotus Cars and Hexathron Racing Systems. From the technical point of view, new brake pads (now from Winmax, japanese leader company for brake products), new exhaust manifold together a second intercooler (in addition to the existing one) to improve the global cooling, and a new longer final drive to solve the problems of too short ratios highlighted on fast circuits last year.