Barwell Motorsport gives Lamborghini Silver Cup victory for in heavily disrupted 24 Hours of Spa
Release Date: 28 July 2019
Sant’Agata Bolognese/Spa, 28 July 2019 – Lamborghini tasted victory in the 24 Hours of Spa in the Silver Cup as Sandy Mitchell, James Pull and Jordan Witt took the #78 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo one place higher than their 2018 finish.
Mitchell started the race in the #78 and survived contact with #16 Modena Porsche to run second behind the #55 Attempto Audi after three hours. Heavy rain played a part throughout and after a red flag stoppage of approximately six hours, the trio moved into the lead once the obligatory five-minute technical pit-stops.
Several full course yellows and safety car interventions later and the victory was assured. “[It was] a really tough one, the weather conditions in the middle of the night were really difficult for everyone. Jordan did an amazing job to keep the car on the track when a lot of people didn’t. To take the Black Bull #78 to the win this year after finishing second last year is absolutely brilliant,” said Sandy Mitchell post-race.
Lamborghini celebrated also a double podium finish in the Am category, with Adrian Amstutz, Leo Machitski and Patrick Kujala taking second for Barwell Motorsport. They finished ahead of Christoph Lenz, Antonio Forne Tomas, Stefano Constantini and Alberto di Folco (Raton Racing by Target). Di Folco completed a unique double podium himself, having secured pole and third place in Saturday’s second Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe race.
In the overall race, the #563 FFF Racing combination of Andrea Caldarelli, Dennis Lind and Marco Mapelli recovered from a number of set-backs to record a strong eighth place finish, having qualified 20th.