Martin Fuentes Scores Victory at Barber Motorsports Park

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Fuentes takes first GT-A win of the season in thrilling Saturday race

Martin Fuentes scored the first victory for Scuderia Corsa in Pirelli World Challenge with a GT-A class victory on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama in the no. 07 Scuderia Corsa / Hublot Ferrari 458 Italia.

This weekend marked the sixth and seventh races of the season for the PWC. After a late-race caution period in Saturday’s race, Fuentes was able to pass the GT-A class leader to take the lead after battling in the top-three throughout the race. With the victory on Saturday and a fourth place on Sunday, Fuentes is the championship leader in the GT-A class.

“It feels great to win this race,” said Fuentes. “This is a competitive championship, and having never been here before and starting near the back, it is amazing feeling to win. It was a complicated race. I was able to get to the lead on the restart and save tires for the end. We were on the podium in Long Beach in the no. 07 Scuderia Corsa / Hublot Ferrari 458 Italia, and now to win the race and to lead the championship, it’s not only a great result for me but for the team who worked so hard this week.”

It was a busy week for the Scuderia Corsa team after both cars were damaged in last weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix, forcing the team to log long hours to have both Ferrari 458 Italias on track ready for the weekend.

“Great weekend for our drivers that scored the best results of the season so far” said Giacomo Mattioli, team owner of Scuderia Corsa.” Martin ran a phenomenal race to win the GT-A on Saturday and Duncan finished top ten in a super competitive GT on Sunday. I am really happy for Martin that is now leading the GTA Championship and has proved to be a smart racer. A special thanks to the crew for the outstanding job in preparing the cars in such a short time with a back to back races across the Country.”

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