- Pulcini and Gilardoni surge to the leading of the standings with 2nd gain in a row
- Micanek Motorsport will take Professional-Am victory with Formanek and Zaruba
- Privitelio father and son clinch initial Super Trofeo victory in LB Cup
Sant’Agata Bolognese/Le Castellet, 30 May perhaps 2021 – Kevin Gilardoni and Leonardo Pulcini survived a put up-race time penalty to claim their second consecutive victory of the Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo Europe weekend at Paul Ricard and move into the direct of the Pro standings. The duo, at the wheel of the #11 Oregon Team Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, commenced second on the grid with Pulcini overtaking the pole Leipert Motorsport auto of Noah Watt at Switch 2 and retaining the edge either aspect of the pit-prevent window to take the spoils.
These was the topsy-turvy mother nature of the race that Johan Kraan Motorsports’ Max Weering finished 2nd even with dropping time keeping away from an incident in front of him, while VS Racing’s Mattia Michelotto and Michael Dörrbecker claimed their maiden podium in third right after a time penalty for Jonathan Cecotto and Kevin Rossel (GSM Racing).
Getting claimed their first gain of the year on corrected time following a penalty for on-the-highway winners Cecotto and Rossel, the #11 Oregon Workforce Huracán Super Trofeo Evo began strongly with Pulcini at the wheel. The Italian claimed the guide from Watt on the exit of Change 2 but did so by leaving the track, thus receiving a three-second penalty, applied right after the race. Close behind Watt was Cecotto who confirmed robust pace in the opening stint but was unable to come across a way earlier the Leipert motor vehicle. Major the Professional-Am category in a wonderful fourth was Bonaldi Motorsport’s Miloš Pavlović, placing apart a disappointing Race 1 early on.
No faster had the race started out to settle into a rhythm was it neutralised soon after the GT3 Poland Huracán of Artur Hawryluc spun at start of the Mistral Straight, his auto stopped and unable to go on. The security vehicle was thus deployed, bunching the pack up the moment additional prior to restarting just six minutes right before the pit window opened.
People even further again in the field sensibly opted to make their compulsory halt early in the 10-minute window, with Target Racing’s Raúl Guzman the first of the top Pro runners to pit, possessing misplaced a spot at the protection vehicle restart to the Micanek Motorsport car or truck of Josef Zaruba. Sensing his option to make development right before his halt, Cecotto piled the tension onto Watt for 2nd but the purchase remained the similar as soon as just about every pitted and swapped with Kevin Rossel and Sebastian Balthasar respectively.
Rossel and Balthasar – to their detriment and Gilardoni’s edge – fought challenging for next location but ultimately price tag them selves also a lot to inherit the victory. Their probabilities were provided another blow when both acquire time penalties for remaining beneath the minimum pit-halt time. Balthasar was handed a .477s penalty, whilst Rossel had to provide 1.482s at the stop of the race.
Nevertheless, they battled until Rossel out-braked himself at the chicane and shed a location at Beausset to Johan Kraan Motorsports’ Maxime Oosten who had taken around from Milan Teekens for the second sint. But the motion was not about there, as the next Johan Kraan Motorsports automobile of Max Weering joined the battle, as did the Goal Racing device of Glenn van Berlo who had moved into third and fourth respectively.
Oosten then attacked Balthasar around the outside of Signes but couldn’t comprehensive the pass instead, the Dutchman waited right up until the major straight to pull together with the Leipert Motorsport motor vehicle in an endeavor to overtake at Change 1. But slight contact was manufactured and Oosten spun at Turn 2, with Weering getting to just take to the escape road in avoidance. That allowed van Berlo up into third place, which turned second following a beautiful divebomb move on the inside of of Balthasar at the remaining corner a person lap later.
Having said that, any opportunity van Berlo had of winning disappeared right after speak to with the LB Cup backmarker Pierre Feligioni at the chicane. Rossel – who experienced earlier in the lap handed Weering for third right after speak to amongst the Dutch driver and Balthasar – had to avoid the pair but dropped again at the rear of Weering on exit. Michelotto, who took over from Dörrbecker was fourth, but that finished up being 3rd adhering to Cecotto and Rossel’s time penalty.
Race winner Leonardo Pulcini (#11 Oregon Crew) said: “I experienced a pretty superior jump, but I assume I obtained strike from guiding so that’s why I lower the chicane to receive the a few-second penalty. I pushed so difficult and could pull a hole, but fortunately the basic safety motor vehicle arrived in [early] and I could create a hole and have the quickest lap of the race. At the conclude of my stint, I was suffering a little bit with the tyres so I decided not to thrust any more so that Kevin experienced anything to do the job with.”
Team-mate Gilardoni additional: “As Leo mentioned yesterday, we did not acquire on the track but nowadays we received on the observe so I am so happy for the reason that you hardly ever know what the car or truck will be like in the second stint. I started to push challenging from the initial corner, but I identified a restrict for myself and I held to that limit.”
The Professional-Am victory went the way of Micanek Motorsport’s Zaruba and Bromek Formanek pursuing a past-lap collision concerning the #22 Huracán and the VS Racing of Karol Basz and Andrzej Lewandowski Lewandowski qualified 17th and struggled to make ample inroads to the foremost Micanek motor vehicle of Zaruba, but Basz forced his way by means of for the on-the-road get with the locations later reversed by the stewards.
Acquiring been overwhelmed at the start out, Giannoni sooner or later arrived house to earn the Am course ahead of Rindone, when Leimer’s team-mate Laurent Jenny faltered in his stint. Giannoni wins Am ahead of Leipert Motorsport workforce-mates Rindone and Calvin Ray. Jenny concluded fourth at the finish, with Boutsen Ginion’s Claude-Yves Gosselin and Renaud Kuppens fourth.
In the Lamborghini Cup, Donovan and Luciano Privitelio claimed their to start with course triumph for FFF Racing, beating the course points chief Fabri by virtually 5 seconds. Feligioni, following his contact with van Berlo was fourth.
2021 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Calendar
Spherical 1: Monza (Italy), 16-18 April
Spherical 2: Le Castellet (France), 28-30 May well
Spherical 3: Zandvoort (Netherlands), 18-20 June
Spherical 4: Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) 29 July-1 August
Round 5: Nürburgring (Germany) 3-5 September
Spherical 6: Misano Adriatico (Italy), 28-29 Oct
Lamborghini Earth Last
Misano Adriatico (Italy), 30-31 Oct