Stefano Rota is at the top of the standings now that the first round of the new Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC is over, thanks to a victory and a fourth place in the two races held on May 22-23 in Monza. Twenty-one teams were lined up at the starting line, at the wheel of fourteen GranTurismo MC Trofeo (run by Maserati Corse) and seven GranTurismo MC GT4, backed by private teams who are competing in a special classification. Eight different countries were represented. The winner of race 1, Rota, actually reached the finish line second, behind Ivan Capelli, who however did not get points as he was participating in the race as a Maserati VIP-guest. Sharing the podium with Rota were Pietro Zumerle and Marco Petrini, who took advantage of Paolo Necchi's mishap a few laps prior to the end of the race due to a flat tire.