Schandorff crowned Pro-Am champion
Following the recent ruling of the FIA International Court of Appeal and subsequent due diligences and notifications by the Spanish Federation, the final results of Race 2 of the last 2019 round at Monza were received on Monday and the Pro-Am class standings amended.
Frederik Schandorff, the Danish driver of the Vincenzo Sospiri Racing, is confirmed as the 2019 Pro-Am Champion, with 78 points. Valentin Pierburg and Tom Onslow-Cole are runner-ups with 72 points with SPS Automotive Performance. Jiatong Liang-Raffaele Giammaria for Raton by Target are third with 53 points, preceeding Tuomas Tujula (VSR Lamborghini) and Marcelo Hahn (Teo Martín Motorsport McLaren) with 52 points both.
For 23-year-old Schandorff, who was contesting his first full GT3 campaign with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 and took four Pro-Am class victories during the season, the late crowning does not shadow the great achievement.
“I regret missing the proper celebrations, and having to wait so long for a final decision, but I feel very happy about the title, for me and for the team, who has made a wonderful job – Schandorff said – It has been a very nice season, very closely- and fairly-fought with our top rivals. It certainly hasn’t been easy. It was my first full season in GT3 and we had a start slow, because we got the Evo car only at Round 3. Then, things picked-up nicely, although I also had to deal with a team mate change after Spa, when Kang Ling left. Luckily, I found a perfect connection with Tuomas Tujula, who did a great job, and we were able to keep the title fight alive up to the last race. I enjoyed tremendously the GT Open and one thing is sure: it won’t be the last time you see me”