David Tonizza started the GT World Problem Esports season in good trend with a powerful run to victory within the opening Dash Collection race at Monza.
The #95 FDA Esports Staff Ferrari driver triumphed from pole place at his dwelling circuit, but it surely was on no account a easy affair. The Italian misplaced the lead in the beginning as each Kevin Siggy (#11 Staff Redline McLaren) and Josh Rogers (#81 VRS Coanda Simsport Porsche) steamed previous into flip 1, relegating the Ferrari man to 3rd for the primary section of the race.
However there was extra to come back from Tonizza. Initially it was Rogers who seemed more than likely to knock Siggy off prime spot, however the main McLaren driver was inch-perfect in his defence. Then, on the 15-minute mark, the leaders went three-wide up the lengthy start-finish straight. Tonizza managed to place himself on the within for the opening chicane and braked simply late sufficient to grab the lead.
Decided to stay within the hunt, Rogers pressured his manner by way of to second a lap later. However the Porsche driver may do nothing in regards to the Ferrari, which managed to keep up a spot of round three seconds till the pit window and, following a clear cease, all the best way to the chequered flag.
The ultimate spot on the rostrum went to Nils Naujoks (#62 BMW Motorsport SIM Racing G2 Esports). He was eighth with quarter-hour left on the clock, however got here alive through the closing phases and handed Siggy for fourth lower than 10 minutes later. This grew to become third when main privateer Amir Hosseini (#92 McLaren) was handed a penalty for monitor limits violations.
Giovanni De Salvo was fourth to finish a superb day for the FDA Esports Staff. James Baldwin (#28 Mclaren Shadow) was fifth after an eventful race that concerned multiple journey into the gravel, although as ever his tempo was plain to see.
Eamonn Murphy (#420 Was Warmth McLaren) was sixth, whereas Siggy was seventh and could also be disenchanted after contending for the win early on. Martin Krönke (#5 VRS Coanda Simsport Porsche) was categorised eighth, whereas Darren King (#38 Dalking Group Staff Honda) and Lucas Müller (#23 Haupt Racing Staff Schindler Mercedes-AMG) accomplished the top-10 and the factors scorers.
The highest-five finishers are additionally assured a spot on the grid for the second spherical of the Dash Collection, which might be staged at Circuit Paul Ricard on 11 June. Lots of them might be in motion tomorrow when the Endurance Collection launches with a three-hour race at Monza, which will get underway at 17:00 CEST and might be broadcast on the SRO YouTube and Twitch channels.