Published on December 4th, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Victory for Postiglione in Race 1 of Lamborghini World Final in Valencia
Green light for the fourth edition of the World Final of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. On Valencia’s “Ricardo Tormo” circuit, which hosted the sixth and last round of the three series Europe, Asia and North America last Friday, the “highlight” event of the season has got underway today with qualifying sessions and the first two races.
There has been entertainment on track, with 51 Huracán Super Trofeos at the start in the four classes and the protagonists of the continental one-make series engaged again in a high-level challenge.
The Italian Vito Postiglione left everyone behind in the race for PRO and PRO-AM drivers. The driver of Imperiale Racing took the lead during the pit-stops and finished ahead of the Dane Dennis Lind, who graduated European champion yesterday, with the colors of the team Raton Racing, and of the Italian-American Richard Antinucci, with the team Change Racing.
Bad luck for Loris Spinelli, who was the fastest in both qualifying sessions with the car of the team Antonelli Motorsport, but he was forced to withdraw after remaining in the lead at the beginning of the race, despite being involved in a couple of contacts.
Fourth place for the Latvian Harald Schlegelmilch (Artline Team Georgia), who preceded the eighteen-year-old Dutchman Rik Breukers (GDL Racing), fifth overall and first in the class PRO-AM, whose podium was completed respectively by the crews formed by Andrea Fontana and Lorenzo Veglia (Antonelli Motorsport) and Raffaele Giannoni (Automobile Tricolore).
Andrea Dovizioso, always in the PRO-AM, finished at the foot of the podium. The Ducati rider, protagonist of the MotoGP, after winning the second of the two races of the last round of the European series last Friday, has been one of the protagonists of this weekend and tomorrow he will start from the ninth position on the grid out of 25 drivers at the start.
The victory in the AM class was obtained by the Swiss Adrian Amstutz, who did an excellent sprint which allowed him to gain three positions during the initial lap, subsequently he reached the second position and then took the lead. The driver of the team Bonaldi Motorsport, who celebrated the European title in the PRO-AM class with Patrick Kujala yesterday, finished ahead of Nouri Shahin (Leipert Motorsport) and Shota Abkhazava (Artline Team Georgia), the latter succeeded in taking the lead in the early stages of the race, after starting from the second row.
In the Lamborghini Cup, the victory went to the American of DXDT Racing, Ross Chouest. The podium was completed respectively by the two Dutchmen of the team Van der Horst Motorsport, Gerard Van der Horst and William Van Deyzen.