Karol Basz wins the GT Open Pro-AM title. At the wheel of the Audo R8 GT3 Evo 2, the strong Polish champion took the victory in race-1 in Barcelona, ​​the seventh and final round of the International GT Open, concluding the weekend with fifth place in race-2 which gave him the title definitely.

For Karol Basz this is the first title in GT3, after the titles conquered last season at the wheel of the Lamborghini in the Super Trofeo. A result built with dedication throughout the season ended with two victories (in France and Spain) and second place in Portugal. Difficult moments were not lacking, such as at the Red Bull Ring and Monza, both of whom finished outside the points, but overcame with great stubbornness and decision up to the conquest of the first 2022 title.

Giovanni Minardi – CEO Minardi Management “A result that further strengthens the value of Karol, a guy who in all these years has amply demonstrated his speed skills. He has shown that he knows how to adapt quickly to very different cars. I’m sure the time has come to give him an opportunity with a factory car that can launch him towards professionalism, a goal he deserves more than many others ”

Karol Basz “It is a wonderful feeling to be able to go home and add the first GT3 title to the trophy cabinet. It is the result of a long and hard work with the entire Olimp Racing team. Thanks also to those who have been able to support me in the most difficult moments”


After nine years full of successes in major championships, both within national and international borders, the manager from Faenza Giovanni Minardi and Ferrari driver Davide Rigon announce the end of their collaboration.

A pair that counts four drivers’ titles, thanks to double seals in F3000 in 2007 and Superleague Formula in 2008 and 2010, more than twenty successes and the landing at the court of Ferrari Racing Team, attending Rookye-tests in Silverstone and Magny-Course at the wheel of Ferrari F2012 and F138. In 2005, at the age of 18, thanks to Minardi F1 Team of Mr. Gian Carlo Minardi, it comes the debut in Formula 1 on Vallelunga track. There are satisfactions also in GT races, with victory in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps of FIA GT World Championship, at the wheel of Ferrari F430, in Blancpain Endurance Series, International GT Open always with Prancing Horse Team, until the arrival to the Endurance World Championship, FIA WEC, with official Ferrari F458 of AF Corse. The most suffered year remains the 2011, marked by the terrible accident in Turkey during the opening round of GP2 Main Series, with the fracture of tibia and fibula.

Giovanni Minardi: “As in everything, there is a beginning and an end. This adventure has come to its end and it’s time for Davide to walk with his legs. In these recent years, we have gained many successes, despite the difficulties in recovering economic resources. Minardi Management followed Rigon since 2006, starting with the title of vice-champion of Formula 3 Italy, coming to cross the gates of Maranello as test driver at the disposal of Ferrari Racing Team for development activities of the car and for other sporting and commercial activities, as well as official driver in FIA WEC World Championship. I wish Davide a successful career and a Happy Christmas to him and his family”.

Davide Rigon: “These have been amazing years and full of successes. I want to thank both Giovanni Minardi and Gian Carlo Minardi, wishing them a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays”.