After five successive wins in his debut season in the FIA GT Championship, Matteo Bobbi is in line for another guaranteed first as the seventh round takes place in Sweden this weekend.

The Anderstorp circuit will be a new experience for the Italian and team-mate Thomas Biagi, who still lead the championship standings despite only having made their GT debuts at the start of the season. The 4km layout once played host to the Swedish Formula One Grand Prix, being a staple on the calendar between 1973 and 1978, but has since been through a period of renaissance, leading to it inclusion in the Super Racing Weekend programme last year.

It is a medium-fast track, best known for its long straight, and Bobbi feels that it may be a good circuit for the BMS Scuderia Italia Ferraris.

"I have never raced on the Anderstorp track before, but I don't think I'll have any problems adapting to it," he said, "The weather here is often cold and rainy, but these conditions may actually be an advantage for us seeing that the Michelin tyres perform better on a wet track.2

the Italian cars' success this season - the BMW 550 Maranellos have yet to be beaten in the GT class - has led to the rulemakers tweaking the regulations in order to increase competition, and Bobbi is wary as to just how much that will affect his chances of victory.

"According to the rules, I'll have 40kg of handicap weight and, in addition to that, the authorities have decided to change our restrictors into smaller ones," he explained, "With all of these changes, we'll have to verify how the car behaves."

 

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