Again a bittersweet weekend for Matteo Cressoni in the second round of the 2015 ELMS (European Le Mans Series) Championship, last May 17th on the Italian circuit of Imola.
Unfortunately, the Free Practice was not useful to work on the set up of the Ferrari 458 GT2 no.51: the first session was strongly affected by bad weather, in the second session the teammate Peter Mann crashed the car after a few laps and the mechanics of the Team AF Corse worked very hard to restore the original condition of the car.
Raffaele Giammaria had a great performance at the last lap of Qualifying: he also drove the first hour of race, leaving from the second place of class GTE, achieving immediately the first position during the initial lap!
Despite the safety car, Matteo began his stint still in first position, keeping it until the end of the second hour of race. The third stint, with Peter Mann on the seat, has determined the relegation from the first to the penultimate position, due to very slow lap times; Matteo drove also the last hour of the race but, despite a very good performance, he was not able to retrieve 2 laps.

The next event, crowning Matteo’s career, is the most famous car competition in the world: on June 13th and 14th he will take part at the 83th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the teammates Raffaele Giammaria and Peter Mann, on the already known Ferrari 458 GT2 no.61 of Team AF Corse.

For those interested to see the race live in Le Mans, the “Fan Club Matteo Cressoni” is at disposal for all the details (infos at or in the Facebook group).
Who can not be there, in addition to the TV live broadcast (Eurosport and Motors TV in Europe and Asia, Fox Sport in North/Central/South America, Canada and Australia, CCTV5 in China, JSports in Japan ), can follow the streaming live at the link reported in the "Live!" section of this website; the live broadcast of the race is available also at the Official Seat of the Fan Club, at Trendy Bar, Via Borgo Stazione 21, Volta Mantovana (MN - Italy).

A Great Good Luck to Matteo!

The Staff of Fan Club Matteo Cressoni