SONOMA, Calif. – Anthony Lazzaro, in the No. 61 R.Ferri Motorsport Racing with Ferrari 458 GT3 added to his Pirelli World Challenge GT win total with a triumph in this past Sunday’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Lazzaro took his second win of 2014, in Sunday’s 50-minute race. Round 14 of the 2014 season was part of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend at the 2.385-mile Sonoma Raceway.
The GT class action featured several high and low points, with the standing start of the 50-minute race proving one of the race’s deciding moments.
By the end of the first lap, Lazzaro was ahead of Ryan Dalziel in the No. 31 EFFORT Racing Porsche GT3 R and Robert Thorne in the No. 6 K-PAX Racing McLaren 12C GT3. The three of them ran unchallenged for most of the rest of the race.
Lazzaro won overall and in GT at an average speed of 71.786 mph, with a winning margin of victory under caution of 2.519 seconds.
“Starting with yesterday, we had a puncture. Bad luck. I’ve raced 30-odd years and it can’t be more than five flats, and this year alone I’ve had two,” Lazzaro said. “The car’s been perfect all weekend. Any day you’re driving a red Ferrari it’s a great day. From here on out, it’s all about race wins, and we got another one today.”
The win puts Lazzaro along in 3rd place in the overall championship and in striking distance to move up on the leaders.
The Pirelli World Challenge concludes its 2014 season at Miller Motorsports Park, Sept. 12-13, in Tooele, Utah outside Salt Lake City. The GT class will run Rounds 15 and 16.0