Lamborghini Super Trofeo: Basz-Postiglione win Race 1 at Silverstone
At Silverstone, Vito Postiglione and Karol Basz have scored the second consecutive win of the season in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe. The second of the six double rounds of the season has delivered the victory to the crew of the Imperiale Racing team, who prevailed in Race 1, thus achieving the same winning result scored at Monza last April and regaining the lead of the PRO standings, with the same points as Giacomo Altoè. For Postiglione, twice first last year on the same track, this has also been his fourth victory in England since 2016. In the PRO-AM, the duo of Antonelli Motorsport, formed by Juan Perez and Loris Spinelli, also scored their second victory in a row. In the AM category, Andrej Lewandowski and the "new entry" August MacBeth (VS Racing) took their first win of the season, while in the Lamborghini Cup the victory went to Joseph Collado with the car of AGS Events.
Spinelli was the protagonist of the race in the early stages. He took an amazing pole position in the first qualifying session when, with his new Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, he set a record time of 1'58"811, more than three seconds quicker than last year's best result, set by Postiglione. The driver of Antonelli Motorsport then took the lead followed by Patrick Kujala (Bonaldi Motorsport) and his teammate Giacomo Altoè (respectively first and second in the PRO) and took a slight advantage over the rest of the group, thus remaining ahead until the pit stops.
Altoè was the first to make a pit stop and left the wheel to Daniel Zampieri, who returned to the track in third position behind Basz. The young Pole took over from Postiglione (constantly fourth during his first “stint”) and then managed the race skillfully, thus taking the victory. Behind him finished Zampieri, who drastically reduced his “gap” to just over a second and a half on the last laps. Then, Frederik Blomstedt, who had taken over the wheel from Kujala, overtook Perez and finished third overall.
The Colombian crossed the finish line fourth, thus confirming his leading position in the PRO-AM standings. Lorenzo Bontempelli and Emanuele Zonzini took their first podium in the same class thanks to a second-place finish with one of the two cars of Iron Lynx Motorsport Lab. The third place went to Philipp Wlazik and Takashi Kasai (VS Racing), while Francesca Linossi and Stefano Colombo were deprived of the chance to fight for the top positions, because they received a drive-thru penalty for exceeding the speed limit in the pit lane.
In the AM, August MacBeth took his first win on his debut and shared the cockpit of another Huracán Super Trofeo Evo of VS Racing with the defending champion Andrej Lewandowski. Manuel Lauck and Florian Scholze (Dörr Motorsport) also did an excellent race, they remained in the lead for a long time and finished second in the same class as Miro Konopka (ARC Bratislava), who arrived third.
In the Lamborghini Cup, the Frenchman Collado demonstrated, on this occasion, that he is one step ahead of everyone. The podium was completed by the two Dutchmen of Van der Horst Motorsport, William Van Deyzen and Gerard Van der Horst.
Tomorrow, Race 2 will kick off at 11:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. CEST) and will see Edoardo Liberati, who was the best in the second qualifying session, start from the pole position with a car of VS Racing. The race can be followed in live streaming on the website: squadracorse.lamborghini.com/live-streaming and on the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Facebook page:www.facebook.com/LamborghiniSquadraCorse.
Vito Postiglione/Imperiale Racing (1st overall and PRO): "I managed to keep my position at the start. I tried to keep up with the leaders and managed to do so. I then opted to anticipate the pit stop. A choice that in the end paid off, with Basz coming back ahead and then remaining in the lead until the end, despite the many lapped drivers".
Loris Spinelli/Antonelli Motorsport (1st PRO-AM): "Our weekend started with a very fast pace". First came the pole, then this class victory , to which my teammate also contributed a lot in the second “stint”. Our car was simply perfect".
Andrej Lewandowski/VS Racing (1st AM): "Despite a difficult start of the weekend, characterized by a number of unexpected events, we managed to score this important result for the standings. I’m extremely satisfied".
Joseph Collado/AGS Events (1st Lamborghini Cup): "This is my first win in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe. After competing in some races in the past, I decided to participate in my first full season and would say this was a good start".