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Published on July 31st, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Kujala and Amstutz “Encored” at Spa in 4th Round of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe

Patrick Kujala and Adrian Amstutz have given an “encore”. At Spa, the duo of Bonaldi Motorsport have monopolized the fourth of the six rounds of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe. Yesterday, they scored their first overall win of the season in Race 1; today they have managed to get on the top step of the podium again. A victory originated from a perfect strategy, in which Amstutz did the first driving “stint” and Kujala pushed hard after the pit stop and even managed to make up for the five-second penalty he had been inflicted for an irregularity during the pit stop.

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In the end, Kujala and Amstutz were able to extend their advantage in the PRO-AM standings, by finishing ahead of Dennis Lind, second and first in the PRO class. The driver of the team Raton Racing, who scored a sensational pole position (the only driver who set a lap time below 2’20” during Q2), led the first part of the race, conditioned by the safety car, which entered the track, due to a collision which excluded three cars at a time from the race.

While the Dane scored his fifth victory, which enabled him to get some margin of advantage in his class, in which he was already the leader before this race in Belgium, his main rival in the fight for the title, Vito Postiglione (Imperiale Racing) had to settle for the fourth place overall, after finishing second at this morning’s qualifying.

Start Race 2

Conversely, Harald Schlegelmilch was again rewarded for his regular conduct. Yesterday, he finished second and first in the PRO class and in today’s race he did a great start, where he managed to get the third position after starting fifth. Then, he succeeded in keeping his position until the finishing line and finished the race ahead of Postiglione, Martin Kodric (Bonaldi Motorsport) and the crew of the team Antonelli Motorsport, formed by Lorenzo Veglia and Andrea Fontana, who are seconds in the PRO-AM and fought with Nicolas Armindo and Henry Hassid (Konrad Motorsport) till the end. Fourth place in his class for the young Dutchman of GDL Racing, Rik Breukers, who started this fourth round in second position behind Amstutz-Kujala by only one point.

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First success of 2016 among the AM drivers for Shota Abkhazava (Artline Team Georgia), who finished ahead of the driver of Leipert Motorsport, Nouri Shahin, who won Race 1, and Tim Müller (Attempto Racing).

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In the Lamborghini Cup, it was instead William Van Deyzen who held high the colors of the team Van der Horst Motorsport, who celebrated a one-two yesterday, by finishing ahead of Songyang Fu (FFF Racing Team) and Peter Aronson (Toro Loco).


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