Fast but unlucky Davide Rigon at 6 Hours of Silverstone

Davide Rigon, along with co-driver Sam Bird, was fifth in the very competitive GTE-Pro class at the 6 Hours of Silverstone.

The Ferrari works driver was at the wheel of the AF Corse-run #71 488 GTE in the opening round of this year's FIA World Endurance Championship.

The Italian GT ace looked frustrated at the end of the race, in which he and his team-mate were fast but not enough to secure a spot on the podium.

"P5 here at 6 Hours of Silverstone, our championship didn't start well. Our pace wasn’t bad and was very good at the end of the race, even if we had a rough start." said Davide Rigon.

"We were going pretty well going up and down from the first positions to the fifth place at the end of the race."

Davide Rigon is now looking forward to the upcoming FIA WEC events, starting with the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

"We were not too far from the leaders and I feel we can do better in the next races. The fifth position in Silverstone gave us some points, not so many but we need them to go ahead with our championship."

"Our 488 GTE is a good car, the team have been working very well on it and we can definitively be in the first positions. That is what we are going to do in the next races."

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