‘We can’t wait to get on track’ says Fuoco ahead of first WEC home race

Cetilar Racing’s Antonio Fuoco is excited to race in front of the home crowds after his GTE-Am victory from the 8 Hours of Portimao.

Antonio Fuoco, a simulator driver for Scuderia Ferrari, is competing in his debut FIA World Endurance Championship season for Cetilar Racing.

The 26-year-old will participate in the championship’s first ever race in Italy, also running a home event for the team.

“Finally there will be the public in the stands,” said the Italian on the return of spectators.

“It will be also a very important moment for everyone [in the team].

“So we are very happy to race and in Monza, and we can’t wait to get on track. Monza is also quite rich in history – it is the ‘Temple of the Speed’.

“I like the track in general, it’s very fast and demanding. You always have to stay focused. We expect our (Ferrari 488 GTE-Evo) car to go well [with its] performance.”

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After their GTE-Am win at the 8 Hours of Portimao, Fuoco leads the GTE-Am Driver’s Standings along with teammates Roberto Lacorte and Gorginio Sernagiotto.

The 6 Hours of Monza will be the last race before next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, in which Fuoco will debut in.

“We have to stay focused and try not to make mistakes,” he added on his preparations at Monza.

“The important thing will be to stay in the top-five (in the Monza race) and therefore bring home important points for the championship standings.

“We are very focused on the sixth hour of Monza, then we will think of Le Mans… we have to take [it] one step at a time and stay focused on the goal.”

The BoP measures in GTE-Am are set to be the same from Portimao, but the Ferrari package has been proven strong thus far in the season.

The Cetilar Racing trio will contend with a high-speed home circuit that is likely to feature warmer temperatures, meaning increased emphasis on tyre management.