PORTIMAO - There are all the makings of an interesting 2012 GT Open Championship for AT Racing team. Alexander Talkanitsa and Alexander Talkanitsa junior go back from the first race week end with encouraging results gained on their Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 of Super GT category.
Qualifying 1 – At the end of the first of two qualifying session, the Byelorussian drivers had the ninth overall best time on the grid.
Qualifying 2 – Talkanitsa, father and son, were very fast and were able to do the third fastest lap of the Super GT category and the fourth in the overall standing. The powerful driver-duo was in the top positions.
Race 1 – The first race of the year (Saturday April 28th) was affected by the changeable weather and the conditions of the track were hard to figure out. At the end, after a race of 70 minutes, AT Racing Ferrari 458 is in 9th position among the Super GT cars. They had the fastest lap: 1'45.926.
Race 2 – The changeable weather was still decisive for the race 2 (Sunday 29th). Talkanitsa and Talkanitsa had an high-potential but the conditions of the track were not easy. However, the result at the end is positive: 9th of Super GT category.