After nearly a month off, the Geodesic GoPro Championship returned for it’s penultimate round at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, ‘Imola’.
In the GTLM field, Tyson Meier resumed the winning ways he displayed in Rounds 1 and 4. The Alpinestars Geodesic Racing driver made a mark in his Ferrari, claiming pole position and the race fastest lap on his way to a class victory of nearly 16 seconds. Self inflicted damage on Imola’s steep kerbs caused title rival Robert L Harris to finish last and 3 laps adrift.
1st – Tyson Meier, #92 Ferrari 488 GTE
2nd – Dominic Ollivierre, #9 BMW M8 GTE
3rd – William Whalen, #3 Porsche 911 RSR
Despite having 10kg added since last round from iRacing BoP changes, Ferris Stanley showed the Audi R8 LMS to still be competitive in GTD. Stanley also completed the sweep of pole, fastest lap, and win for his team of Satellite Racing.
1st – Ferris Stanley, #173 Audi R8 LMS
2nd – John Miller III, #111 Mercedes AMG GT3
3rd – Zach Plummer, #186 Audi R8 LMS
The poor race from GTLM leader Harris and DNS from GTD leader Brian Lockwood mean both Championships – and grand prize of GoPro Hero 7 Black camera with action kit – are up for grabs in the final round.
With 50 points on offer for a win and just 6 points separating GTLM’s mathematical contenders of Robert L Harris and Tyson Meier, that title will likely go to whoever takes victory or finishes ahead at the Season Finale.
GTD still has 3 contenders within mathematical chance, Brian Lockwood in the lead 13 points clear of Ferris Stanley, and 15 ahead of his RaceKraft Esports teammate John Miller III.
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