May 28, 2016 (Lakeville, Conn.) – At this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge races at Lime Rock Park, Martin Fuentes captured one victory, one runner-up, and grew his GT-A championship points lead even further.
With today’s win Fuentes has captured his eight win of the season and currently holds a commanding 292-point lead in the GT-A points championship in the no. 07 Scuderia Corsa / HUBLOT Ferrari 458 Italia.
The results didn’t come easy for Fuentes this weekend on the challenging 1.53-mile Lime Rock Park circuit. The short, high-speed circuit is one of the most action-packed circuits on the calendar and provides limited time for the drivers to rest. With high heat and high humidity, the drivers took on an additional challenge on this weekend.
With two poles, Martin captured podium on Friday competition and dominated Saturday race by leading the GT-A field from start to finish.
“It was a great race, and I am very happy to get back to the top spot on the podium,” said Fuentes. “There were a lot of factors that made this race very complicated. The accident of the two cars in the morning, and the high heat, made this a very complicated day mentally and physically. Tire degradation was also a very big factor on each car. But we were able to keep the distance to the cars behind us, which helped us pull out the win. This is a great result for the championship, and I am very grateful to Scuderia Corsa for giving me a wonderful Ferrari.”
“Martin did an amazing job this weekend in some very challenging conditions,” said Giacomo Mattioli, Scuderia Corsa team owner. “He drove a very good races on both days, the competition is pushing him harder than ever and he is responding to meet the challenge.”
The Scuderia Corsa team also extends its best wishes to drivers Jorge DeLatorre and Andrew Palmer, and looks forward to their safe and speedy return to the race track.
The races from Lime Rock Park will be shown on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 PM ET. The next round of the Pirelli World Challenge season will be June 23-26 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
About Scuderia Corsa
2015 24Hours of Le Mans Podium, 2015 IMSA GTD and 2013 Grand-AM Rolex GT championship-winning team Scuderia Corsa was founded in 2013 by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo.
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