At Silverstone, Dennis Lind was the ruler during all the first part of the weekend. First he was the leader in the two free practice sessions on Friday, then he was the author of his first pole position and in Race 1 the Dane of the team Raton Racing scored his second victory (the first one was in Monza) and now he is leading the PRO class ranking..
The second of the six double events of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe saw Vito Postiglione (Imperiale Racing) among the protagonists again. On the podium there were also the 18-year-old Martin Kodric (Bonaldi Motorsport) and his team-mates, Patrick Kujala and Adrian Amstutz, fifth place overall and first in PRO-AM class.
In the leading group, there was Nicola Larini, author of a great performance with the Huracán of Petri Corse: eleventh position in qualifying and an excellent fourth place in Race 1.
Loris Spinelli and Enrico Fulgenzi did a solid race and occupied the second position for the most part of the race. But a penalty received for an irregular starting procedure cost them 10 seconds and they arrived in 6th position overall.
Remarkable was the race of Marco Mapelli, at his first experience with the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo behind the wheel of a car of Vincenzo Sospiri Racing. The experienced Italian driver, after a disappointing first qualifying session, was forced to start from the 41th place: in 50 minutes he moved up to seventh overall and finished just ahead of the two French drivers of Konrad Motorsport, Nicolas Armindo and Henry Hassid, who opened the season with a victory in Race 2 at Monza.
Among the AM drivers, second victory in a row for the 17-year-old Dutchman, Rik Breukers (GDL Racing), who was able to strengthen its class championship lead. Tim Richards (Toro Loco) gained a success in the Lamborghini Cup class on his home circuit.
Dennis Lind #60 – Raton Racing (first overall and first in PRO class): “Initially, I only thought to push to earn some margin over the others, because it is very difficult to overtake on this track. During the first laps, I struggled with Loris Spinelli, but from mid-race onwards I had no problems whatsoever. “
Patrick Kujala #33 – Bonaldi Motorsport (first in PRO-AM class): “During my stint, I was definitely faster than Vito Postiglione, but I decided not to take risks and focused especially on the class result.”
Rik Breukers #71 – GDL Racing (first in AM class): “I had a great start, but after a few laps I did a tailspin. Since then I maintained a prudent driving conduct which led to my second victory after that obtained in Monza”.
Tim Richards #28 – Toro Loco (first in Lamborghini Cup Class): “Winning at my home circuit has a very special flavor. It has been the third time in the last three years therefore I’m particularly pleased with this result. ”
Race 2 at Silverstone is starting tomorrow at 14.20 (CET). Race 1 and Race 2 will be broadcasted again on the official YouTube channel of Automobili Lamborghini: http://www.youtube.com/lamborghini.
Source. Lamborghini/Photos. John Patterson