Riccardo Agostini and Rik Breukers have repeated their success: after Friday evening’s victory in Race 1, the two Lamborghini young drivers scored another victory in Race 2 held on Saturday, February 3 at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, during the first round of the Super Trofeo Middle East. Behind them were two other members of the Young Drivers Program of Lamborghini Squadra Corse: Aidan Read and Jack Bartholomew of FFF Racing. The real revelation, however, was the crew of Antonelli Motorsport, formed by the seventeen-year-old Giacomo Altoé and Glauco Solieri, who scored a well-deserved third place overall and a first place in the Pro-Am category.
The start of Race 2 was undoubtedly more animated than the one of the previous day. At the start, the seventeen-year-old Giacomo Altoé (# 78 Antonelli Motorsport) cleverly kept the first position, while, behind him, Rik Breukers (# 7 GDL racing) managed to gain the second place against Jack Bartholomew (# 5 FFF Racing). Back at the rear of the pack, instead, Carrie Schrenier (# 11 Konrad Motorsport) was the victim of a contact with the Huracán # 77 of Meisam Taheri (then penalized with a drive-thru) and slipped into thirteen position.
Throughout the first part of the race the plot was as follows: Giacomo Altoé stood up to Rick Breukers by immediately imposing a very fast pace (Altoé did the best lap with 2’09”667) and the two young drivers were the only ones to constantly lap in 2’ 09”, at a qualifying pace; Jack Bartholomew (FFF Racing Team) was instead more distant in third position.
Halfway through the race, after the driver change, Riccardo Agostini (who had taken over the wheel from Breukers) only took one lap to overtake Glauco Solieri (who had taken over the wheel from Altoé) and move up to the first position that he kept till the checkered flag. Solieri also had to give way to Aidan Read (who had taken over the wheel from Bartholomew) who managed to get the second position. The crew of Antonelli Motorsport Altoé-Solieri secured anyway a well-deserved third place overall and the first one in the Pro-Am category.
In the Pro-Am, behind the two Italians of Antonelli, it is worth mentioning the second place of Carrie Schreiner and Axcil Jefferies. The latter made a stunning comeback and managed to move from 13th position to 5th overall and 2nd in class. Webb and Jasper ,instead, finished third and sixth overall with the Huracán # 26 of Leipert.
The AM category saw again the victory of Taylor Proto (# 55 FFF Racing Team) ahead of Andrej Lewandowski. Besides taking the class victory, the young American coming from the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America also scored an excellent fourth place overall.
Even the podium of the Lamborghini Cup was the same as Race 1: the duo formed by Taylor Proto and Conrad Grunewald were first ahead of Gerard Van Der Horst and Iossifidis-Van Deyzen.
The second round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East is scheduled on February 15-17 at the Dubai Autodrome.