Published on May 16th, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
First Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Victory for Vito Postiglione
Vito Postiglione signed his first victory in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe, winning the second of the two races at Silverstone. The success of the Imperiale Racing team driver allowed him to take the lead of the PRO standings after a series of unexpected situations during the race.
The first of these has seen Dennis Lind as protagonist, who won Race 1 at Silverstone on Saturday. The Danish of Raton Racing team, author of two pole positions this weekend, started first and took the lead after the two safety car deployed in the first part of the race. But later, a contact with a lapped driver prevented him to finish better than eighth.
Only 14th position for Harald Schlegelmilch of Artline Team Georgia, who started from the first row and was soon involved in a contact that forced him to make an unexpected pit stop.
Second place went to the Loris Spinelli and Enrico Fulgenzi duo (Antonelli Motorsport), with the latter showing a good first driving “stint” as the one conducted by its perfect teammate in the second part of the race.
Good performance for Martin Kodric, third overall with the Huracán of Bonaldi Motorspor. The Croatian has confirmed the same position obtained in Race 1. A good surprise was the Austrian of Konrad Motorsport team Christopher Zöchling,who finished fourth overall ahead of the PRO-AM duo formed by Adrian Amstutz and Patrick Kujala (who today has turned 20), now the championship leaders in their class.
Still among the front runners was the former F1 driver Nicola Larini, who finished sixth after having finished fourth on Saturday. The driver of Petri Corse preceded Marco Mapelli (Vincenzo Sospiri Racing), following a stunning race from the back of the grid. Mapelli, at its debut in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, started 41st and finished seventh.
Third victory for the 17-year-old Rik Breukers in AM class. The Dutch of the GDL Racing team has made a double win at Silverstone strengthening his leading position in the ranking.
In the Lamborghini Cup class, first victory of the season for the duo of Driving-Evolution by Autovitesse team composed by Frenchman Franck Metzger and Portuguese Carlos Sarrea. Tim Richards (Toro Loco) continues to lead the ranking after having signed in Race 1 his second win in four races.
The next round of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe is scheduled on the last weekend of June at the French circuit of Le Castellet. It will be in the same days of the prestigious 1000 km of Paul Ricard for the third round of the Blancpain Endurance Series GT Cup.