Following Marvin Klein’s (TFT Racing) one-two finish at the Red Bull Ring, the reaction of title rivals Alessandro Ghiretti (Martinet by Alméras) and Dorian Boccolacci (Forestier Racing CLRT) was eagerly awaited. The Monza track, known as the temple of speed and the scene of the penultimate meeting of the season, provided the ideal setting. Boccolacci made his intentions clear in qualifying, taking the weekend’s two pole positions, before confirming his current excellent form with victory in the inaugural wet race.
Dorian even continued his recital on Sunday, this time under sunny skies, by winning race 2, after having seen his lead reduced by the intervention of the safety car. Combined with his two fastest laps of the race, he achieved a full house from an accounting point of view, and came within just two points of the provisional leader, Alessandro Ghiretti. Alessandro Ghiretti was once again a model of consistency, with another two second places, giving him hope of winning the Porsche Carrera Cup 2023. While this is still mathematically possible, it may be more difficult for Marvin Klein, who had a lacklustre weekend, with fourth and fifth places to his credit, and who saw his deficit widen somewhat.
Indeed, it was young Belgian Benjamin Paque (Forestier Racing CLRT) who completed the podium on the first day, winning the Rookies’ race at the same time, where he also took command of the championship. This was despite the fact that at the end of the second race, he lost the Rookie victory to Mathys Jaubert (TFT Racing). Jaubert had also had his share of bad luck in Race 1 with a wheel nut problem. On Sunday, it was Louis Perrot’s (Imsa LS Group Performance) turn to take third place overall, his second consecutive podium after the Red Bull Ring, a sign of his growing power.
In the Pro-Am class, Marc Guillot (Herrero Racing) once again proved his worth with a win and a second-place finish, but Jérôme Boullery (Racing Technology), who won the class in the final race of the weekend, is sure to call on all his experience to try and hold on to his lead as the two men are neck and neck. In Am, Sébastien Poisson has been the man in form since the start of the season, and has continued his winning streak with a third and fourth consecutive victory, putting him in a favourable position ahead of the final of the Porsche Carrera Cup France 2023. As has become customary in recent years, the final will take place on the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet from October 6 to 8, and promises to be a high-flying spectacle at every level!