Gran Turismo Championships: Valerio Gallo wins the Nations Cup

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An all-Italian triumph for Valerio Galli, who became the Nations Cup champion of the FIA ​​Certified Gran Turismo Championships 2021.

Results of the FIA ​​Certified Gran Turismo Championships 2021

The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships 2021 it ended after an exciting weekend that saw the triumph of Valerio Gallo the first Italian to win the Nations Cup, and the victory of the Toyota team, which won the Manufacturer Series Champions.The FIA ​​Certified Gran Turismo Championships 2021 finals were also the scene of the presentation of the new car Porsche Vision Gran Turismo, available in Gran Turismo 7 since its release, set for March 4, 2022.

An undoubtedly incandescent weekend that just ended: we started on Friday December 3, the day the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup was held. The latter saw the triumph of the experienced Japanese driver Tomoaki Yamanaka (yamado_racing38), who crossed the finish line first a only four tenths from compatriot and last year’s champion, Takuma Miyazono (Kerokkuma_ej20). Good third position for the impressive 16-year-old newcomer Rikuto Kobayashi (TX3_tokari71).

Saturday December 4th, then, it was the turn of the Manufacturer Series World Final, with the Team Toyota and the Team Mazda that before the final competition were paired at 13 points. A shared first place on the podium four points ahead of last year’s champions Team Subaru. Thanks to the extraordinary placings obtained in all three races, the Toyota team managed to take the victory.

For Fraga and Yamanaka this is the second Manufacturer Series victory for the Toyota team. Team Mazda finished second in the ranking. This is also due to the difficulties encountered in recovering the disappointing seventh place in the opening round. Despite the excellent third place in Race 2 and the excellent second placement in Race 3. To complete the trio, Team Porsche, who finished with a point of advantage over the Mercedes-Benz team who finished fourth.

Valerio Gallo beats the Spaniard José Serrano

Sunday December 5thfinally, the highlight race of the Nations Cup World Finals, in which they competed well 32 competitors representing 18 different countries. The final portion of the tournament was split into three regions: Asia-Oceania, EMEA and the Americas.

At the height of a simply extraordinary season, the Italian Valerio gallo (Williams_BRacer) era the favorite for the final victory, with a lead of six points over the Spanish José Serrano (PR1_JOSETE), while the Japanese Ryota Kokubun (Akagi_1942mi) was 8 points behind. immediately able to take the lead on the first lap, but with the great unknown of the different pit-stop strategies, which would have made the result uncertain until the end. During the 18th lap of 22 a mistake by Miyazono allowed Gallo to regain the lead. The Italian was no longer surprised until the end, resisting even the final attack of the French Baptiste Beauvois (R8G_TSUTSU).

“It’s been a great season,” he said Valerio gallo. “Having won the Nations Cup, four rounds and the Olympic Virtual Series was magical. I don’t really know how to describe my feelings right now, but I want to dedicate this championship to all the people who have supported me “.

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