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Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe: at Monza in Race 2 the victory goes to Basz and Postiglione
Release Date: 22 April 2018
Karol Basz and Vito Postiglione have recovered from bad luck. After dominating Saturday’s Race 1 until just over a minute from the end of the time, the duo of the Imperiale Racing team succeeded in taking the victory in Race 2, by accurately managing every single lap. The first of the six rounds of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe had the Antonelli Motorsport team among its protagonists: yesterday, the victory went to their PRO crew formed by Giacomo Altoè and Job Van Uitert, who finished the weekend at the top of the PRO standings, while today Loris Spinelli and Juan Perez have taken the top step of the podium in the PRO-AM. In the AM category, Raffaele Giannoni (Automobile Tricolore) has scored his second win in a row, whereas William Van Deyzen (Van der Horst Motorsport) has won in the Lamborghini Cup.
With a line-up of 47 new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evos, the second of the two races of the Monza weekend, which inaugurated the tenth season of the Lamborghini one-make series, saw Dennis Lind take the lead in the early stages. The Dane of the Target Racing team maintained his leading position until the pit-stop window, which was preceded by a short neutralization caused by the entrance of the safety car. It was then that his place was taken by the young rookie Simon Larsson.
After the pit-stops, however, Postiglione, who had taken over the wheel from Basz (who set the second best time in qualifying) took the lead and progressively increased his advantage over the car shared by James Pull and Kelvin Snoeks, who certainly were among the most constant drivers of the weekend. The duo of Bonaldi Motorsport managed to repeat the second place scored in Race 1; immediately behind them was the pair Altoè-Van Uitert, aged respectively 17 and 19, who were both at their debut in the continental one-make series of the House of Sant'Agata Bolognese. Behind them were their teammates Spinelli and Perez, who did an amazing recovery after starting from P31.
Larsson, who was at his first experience in the series, showed a good performance and managed to take, together with Lind, the fifth place and the second in the PRO-AM. In the same class, the third step of the podium was taken by Milos Pavlović and Davide Roda (Antonelli Motorsport).
For Andrej Lewandowski and Piero Necchi (VS Racing) the victory faded at the very last moment in the AM and the latter had to surrender to Raffaele Giannoni at the last lap. The driver of Automobile Tricolore thus achieved the same successful result obtained in Race 1. Glauco Solieri took to his first podium whereas the other car of Antonelli Motorsport collected its third one in the same class. In the Lamborghini Cup, the Dutchman William Van Deyzen (Van der Horst Motorsport) prevailed over the Thai Supachai Weeraborwornpong, who took the victory with the Team Lazarus on Saturday. Gerard Van der Horst finished in third position.
It is also worth mentioning Shota Abkhazava and Sergei Afanasiev (Artline Racing) who were close to the front group for most of the race. Edoardo Liberati also did a good start and was third in qualifying with the Lamborghini of VS Racing but finished eleventh and fifth in the PRO-AM together with Hans-Peter Koller.
The next round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe will take place at the Silverstone circuit on the weekend of May 19-20.
Vito Postiglione/Imperiale Racing (1st overall and PRO): "We certainly deserved this victory, as we deserved it yesterday. We knew that we had a very high performance car and showed this throughout the weekend. I want to thank the guys of the team and congratulate my new partner Karol Basz, who despite being in his second season, he proved to be a real professional driver".
Loris Spinelli/Antonelli Motorsport (1st PRO-AM): "Even if yesterday things had to be a little easier for us, we suffered a lot. Today, my teammate Juan Perez was starting quite behind but was good at keeping calm. Thanks also to the safety car, we managed to move up to the first position and take an almost unexpected victory".
Raffaele Giannoni/Automobile Tricolore (1st AM): Monza is my favorite track. Starting the season with two victories can only make me happy. I am pleased with my lap times and the pace I set in both races".
William Van Deyzen/Van der Horst Motorsport (1st Lamborghini Cup): "It was a very difficult race, especially because of the very high temperatures. Winning here at Monza is always fantastic.”