Jean-Karl Vernay: “Imola, what a racetrack... it's going to be amazing!”
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Jean-Karl Vernay: “Imola, what a racetrack... it's going to be amazing!”

Isotta Fraschini made its WEC debut at the FIA WEC season-opener at Qatar last month and the team are now preparing for their home race, the upcoming 6 Hours of Imola (21 April). spoke to one of its drivers, Frenchman Jean-Karl Vernay, to get his thoughts on the team’s home race and their expectations going into the event with the Tipo6-C Hypercar.

“The competition will be tough that's for sure – especially for us too, as an Italian team,” explained the 36-year-old. “The track itself is very, very impressive. Of course it's going to be tight - it's very narrow. It's going to be very difficult in traffic, very challenging. 

Vernay added: “There's so many fantastic curves like Acque Mineralli and now it will be good to show our pace after our whole learning experience in Qatar. Our aim is to do much better than in Qatar in qualifying and also in the race. We'll see how it goes but I think our car will be able to perform very well on the kerbs, through the fast chicane and in the fast corners. What will be important is to be really aggressive in the traffic, to not lose too much time without taking risks.  I think as soon as you will be go off the line it's going to be tricky with the LMGT3 cars there too, but I it's gonna be super fun and I can't wait!"

Tickets are still available for Imola, for more information click HERE.