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Team D’Alessio-SCAM have now confirmed the same line-up for the season-opener in Sanya, China with Gian Maria Gabbiani on the wheel alongside Luca Nicolini in the SCAM V12-powered FA.RO. ACCIAI.
Fa.ro during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
The all-Italian pairing joined forces last season at the Gabon Grand Prix, finishing in fifth place. Their Italian Grand Prix ended in dramatic fashion when they went over and out of the weekend at the first corner of race 1, running out the season with three top-six finishes in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to end up eighth in the Championship points table.
Nicolini is a racing veteran with 25-years’ experience; he made his race debut in Class 3, 4 litre in the Italian championships in 1987 – getting his first Class 1 outing in 1993, dipping in and out of the series over the years and has 23 race starts under his belt.
Gabbiani is an established motor racing driver competing in the Superstars and GT Sprint Championships, and made his powerboat debut in 2010 in Italy, also in Class 3. He stepped-up to Class 1 last year to race alongside Guido Cappellini in Qatar, joining Team D’Alessio-SCAM in July.
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