Sharp bids to increase FIA GT lead at Monza

Aberdeen’s Ryan Sharp bids to increase his lead in the FIA World GT Championship by recording back-to-back victories when the title race heads to Monza in Italy this weekend.

Four weeks ago the 28-year-old powered his Aston Martin DBR9 to a stunning victory in the opening round of the season at a rain-lashed Silverstone. 

Today the Scot, partnered by Austrian former Formula One racer Karl Wendlinger, aims to win again at the famous Monza circuit for the second time in 12 months.

“We won at Monza last year, so it has very happy memories for us both,” Sharp admitted today. “After our performance at Silverstone we definitely start as favourites for the race, but we know it’s going to be tough.

“Neither of us have even sat in the car since the first round, but I’m confident we’ll do the business in qualifying. Then it’s just a case of going out and doing our work. We’re here to win, and that’s what we expect.”

Sharp, who narrowly missed out on the title last year in his JetAlliance Aston, again faces stiff competition from the Maserati piloted by Italian Andrea Bertolini and German Michael Bartels, and the Gigawave Aston of Denmark’s Allan Simonsen and Phillip Peter.


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