Davide Rigon, along with team-mate Sam Bird. had a frustrating weekend at the 6 Hours of Shanghai.
Sharing the factory backed #71 Ferrari 488 GTE, the two AF Corse drivers ended up with fifth place in the hihly competitive GTE-Pro class.
With just one round left, the Ferrari aces are second in the drivers' standing with a total of 119 points, 12 less than the championship leaders from Aston Martin Racing, Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen.
Davide Rigon was disappointed with the results in the Chinese event but is now looking forward to finish the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship on a high at Bahrain.
This race is for sure something to forget. The 6 Hours of Shanghai was pretty bad since the beginning when we had problems with one tire for some debris on track. We had to stop even if it was not possible in that moment, but rules are rules so we had a penalty too. We lost time so the only thing we could do was pushing hard to reduce the gap. In that moment we had the second penalty, that for us was unjustifiable, the reason of another drive through was for the seat belts.
Anyway we were back in P6 behind the Porsche, so we worked very hard with a new strategy to try to catch up the Porsche. And we did it, I didn’t give up during the last 2 hours and at the end we finished in P5, which is like a victory for us after this very bad and unlucky weekend.
Something to forget, but we need to stay focused in the last race in Barhain, where the Champioship will be over with only one winner.
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