- GDL Racing scores two wins, of which one in the Lamborghini Cup
- In the PRO-AM, Abkhazava and Snoeks win with Artline Team Georgia
- In the AM category, the victory goes to Myszkowski and Lewandowski
Sant’Agata Bolognese/Monza, April 22, 2017.
Rik Breukers and Axcil Jefferies have resumed the talk begun in early March, when they conquered the title of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East. The two drivers (aged respectively 18 and 23) of GDL Racing dominated the first race in Monza, which kicked off the ninth edition of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe.
This success was built since the first qualifying session, when the pole position was conquered by Breukers, author of the first driving "stint", and never questioned; not even when the safety car entered the track and brought the group together, ten minutes before the end of the race.
Loris Spinelli and the “new entry” Mikaël Grenier finished right behind them with the Antonelli Motorsport car, but were demoted to the third position due to an unsafe release during the pit-stop. VS Racing duo formed by the Brazilian Raphael Abbate and the Japanese Yuki Nemoto finished second.
Despite being at his debut in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe, Jonathan Cecotto, the seventeen-year-old son of the former F1 driver and champion on two wheels Johnny Alberto, obtained excellent results. The Venezuelan set the fastest time during Q2 and then got a good fourth place together with the expert Vito Postiglione and with the colors of Imperiale Racing.
In the PRO-AM category, the victory and an eighth place overall were obtained by Shota Abkhazava and Kelvin Snoeks, who finished behind of their teammates of Artline Team Georgia, Sergey Afanasiev and Gerhard Tweraser. In the AM class, the success was conquered by the two Polish drivers of VS Racing, Andrej Lewandowski and Teodor Myszkowski.
Lastly, GDL Racing managed to score a victory also in the Lamborghini Cup, thanks to the Argentinian Andrés Josephsohn and the Sri Lankan driver, Dilantha Malagamuwa.
It is also worth mentioning the excellent debut of the duo of Leipert Motorsport formed by Jan Kisiel and Morgan Haber, who finished sixth overall behind the other new entry, Johnny Cecotto Jr (Jonathan’s brother), who shared the cockpit of the Huracán Super Trofeo of the team Bonaldi Motorsport with Milos Pavlovic.
Race 2 is scheduled tomorrow at 11:20 a.m.. It will last 50 minutes, with a rolling start and mandatory pit-stop. Live streaming available at http://squadracorse.lamborghini.com/live-streaming.
Rik Breukers/GDL Racing (1st place overall and in PRO class): "We think this has been the most beautiful race since the beginning of the season, if we consider also those of the Middle East series. Both at the start and re-start after the safety car, we immediately managed to have a good margin of advantage, thus building a victory for which we are grateful also to the team GDL Racing, which did an excellent job".
Shota Abkhazava/Artline Team Georgia (1st in the PRO-AM class): "It’s been a fantastic season start for me and Kelvin Snoeks. My teammate did an excellent job in the first part of the race and then I managed to keep the position".
Teodor Myszkowski/VS Racing (1st in the AM class): "It was a difficult race. We had to push hard since the start. My teammate, Lewandowski, obtained a fantastic result during qualyfing and this allowed us to start with an advantage. The most critical moment was after the safety car, but despite all we managed to secure this victory".
Andres Josephsohn/GDL Racing (1st in the Lamborghini Cup): "Dilantha and I pushed hard during our respective stints, thus managing to score this victory after a very intense race. We would like to thank GDL Racing for providing us with a perfect car".