Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) has completed another race weekend of its all-new Customer Racing Programme, managed by Traum Motorsport, at Monza in Italy in the GT Open series.
The SCG003C was driven by two gentleman drivers Beniamino Caccia and Lorenzo Bontempelli. Neither driver had driven the SCG003C before, but they are accomplished racers in their own right having competed in a variety of championships including the Italian GT, GT Open, Blancpain GT championship and the Spa 24 Hours.
Qualifying took place on Saturday, but due to some mechanical issues the SCG003C was unable to start. This meant Caccia started Race one from the back of the grid, and Bontempelli took over driving duties half way through. The team finished 13th place, third in the Am class.
On Sunday the team were able to take part in Qualifying and finished in 12th position. Bontempelli started Race two, but after 13 laps the car had to retire due to mechanical issues.
An unfortunate weekend for the team, who have recently had great success in the VLN Series and the DMV-GTC championship. A few lessons were learnt from the weekend, and the team are now working hard to address the issues surfaced during the race at a new circuit for the car.
Paolo Garella, Programme Director said: “It was great to have two gentleman drivers of this calibre and experience join us for this race, and it is just a shame we had some mechanical issues with the car. Despite this, they still had the opportunity to race the SCG003C, and provided us with invaluable feedback. We will now work hard as a team to correct the issues that occurred during the weekend, making sure we incorporate our gentleman drivers’ input as well. I am sure we will be able to offer them the same level of excitement and performance we usually experience at the ‘Ring next time.”