Miami: 200 Team Ginetta USA returns to podium in Homestead

Miami: 200 Team Ginetta USA returns to podium in Homestead

Team Ginetta USA enjoyed another successful weekend within the FARA series as they claimed second and third place in the MP1-A class during the Homestead 200 in Florida.

The two hour endurance encounter was the second round of the 2014/2015 championship and saw Brazilian duo Alan Hellmeister and Sergio Laganá finish second in class and sixth overall, just one position ahead of fellow Ginetta drivers Nonô Figueiredo and Marcio Basso.

Former Brazilian Stock Car and GT, South-American Formula 3 and Formula Renault competitor Hellmeister said;"We had a very productive weekend! The quality of the grid in this round of FARA was amazing. We had to beat seven Ferrari models, four Audi R8, four Aston Martin, three Lamborghini, besides several prototypes. So, I consider this second position among the touring cars an excellent result for our team.”

The four drivers were also entered into the Ginetta Cup – an exclusive tournament for those behindthe wheel of the Yorkshire marque – with Hellmeister and Laganá taking the maximum points haul, with Figueiredo and Basso in second and Ramon Alcaraz and Leandro Ferrari finishing third overall.

With 11 Ginetta’s entered – a mix of G40, G50 and G55’s – the only female racer within Team USA and 2013/2014 class champion, Brazilian driver Alline Cipriani, narrowly missed out on an MP4-A class win after her G40 received content and was spun out of the race whilst she was leading.

Forced to settle for second place, Cipriani said; "When I rejoined the race my car didn’t feel 100%, however, we still managed to finish in second place and keep the overall championship lead so that is a fantastic result.”

Team Ginetta USA will be back on track on June 7 and 8, during the Sunset 300.