11-Feb-2017

Breukers and Jefferies of GDL Racing Team won Race 2 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East

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  • The two young PRO drivers won at Yas Marina Circuit 
  • Second podium for Bertuzzi-Farmer in the PRO-AM class 
  • Antonelli and Roda are second overall and winners in the AM class
Sant’Agata Bolognese/Abu Dhabi, February 11, 2017.

The young drivers Rik Breukers and Axcil Jefferies have had a rewarding weekend, with brilliant results during all sessions, except for Race 1 where they went faultlessly out of the race due to a contact at the first corner. Race 2, which took place on Saturday, February 11th at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, saw the triumph of the crew of the Huracan Super Trofeo # 7 fielded by GDL Racing. Both PRO drivers managed to score the victory thanks to a very fast race pace and a perfect conduct.

After starting from the pole position thanks to the best time set during qualifying, the eighteen-year-old Rik Breukers, member of the Lamborghini Young Drivers Program, had immediately to hand over the first position to Marco Antonelli, author of a calibrated overtaking at the first corner and winner of Race 1 on Friday. But after six laps at a qualifying pace for both drivers, Breukers made his way and regained the lead.

When the pit-lane was opened for the driver change, the Huracan #7 of GDL Racing got in immediately and Axcil Jefferies took over the wheel from Rik Breukers, while Marco Antonelli exploited the entire time window to try and leave the car to David Roda in an optimal position.
After the driver change, the twenty-two-year-old driver coming from the GP2 Series, Axcil Jefferies, continued leading the race, with a very fast and steady pace. Davide Roda managed to keep the second position until the end of the race, thus stemming the comeback of the Huracan # 27 of Bertuzzi and Farmer (GDL Racing, PRO-AM), who finished in third position.

The PRO class saw the victory of the duo of GDL Racing Breukers-Jefferies and behind them, in second and third position respectively (5th and 7th overall), the two crews of FFF Racing Team by ACM: the first one was formed by the American Richard Goddard and the nineteen-year-old German female driver Carrie Schreiner; the second crew consisted of the English Jack Bartholomew (author of the fastest lap) and the Indian Parth Ghorpade, all at their first experience in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

In the PRO-AM class, Costantino Bertuzzi and Nigel Farmer scored their second win after that obtained in Race 1 on Friday, thanks to a fast and steady pace maintained throughout the weekend. Behind them are Paul Scheuschner and Hendrik Still (Konrad Motorsport), already in P2 in Race 1, and the duo of GT3 Poland, Mikrut and Moczulski.

The AM class saw another success of Antonelli and Roda, constantly on the podium, while in second position there are Andrew Haryanto (GDL Racing) and Lewandowski-Myszkowski (GT3 Poland).

In the Lamborghini Cup category, the Italian Gabriele Murroni (Petri Corse), at his debut on the track, scored a double victory during the weekend.​

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