New grid record at Paul Ricard
This weekend’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe comes to Paul Ricard for the third round, where the series marks the record of 28 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4.
Among the frontrunners there is Dutchman Jeroen Mul, undisputed ruler of the two races held in Silverstone one month ago. The Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team Germany driver is now second overall in the PRO class, just one point behind the Serbian/Italian duo made up of Edoardo Piscopo and Milos Pavlovic (Bonaldi Motorsport). The same class will also see the season’s debut of Italian Davide Stancheris, who raced from 2010 to 2012 in the Italian GT Championship achieving the 2011 GT Cup title with the Gallardo Super Trofeo.
Spotlights are on Andrea Amici (Autocarrozzeria Imperiale) as well as Giovanni Venturini, who made his at Silverstone with Eurotech Engineering, and on the Swiss Cedric Leimer. The current PRO-AM vice-champion will as usual share the wheel of his Super Trofeo, prepared by Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, with the Frenchman Jonathan Cochet.
Spectators can anticipate a close fight in the PRO-AM class too, with Aristotelis Vavaroussis edging just one point over the 18 year old Alberto Di Folco (Autocarrozzeria Imperiale), who finished first and second in Silverstone’s race. In Paul Ricard, the Greek driver will once more share the Bonaldi Motorsport car with Mirko Bortolotti as in Monza when they scored a double. The two Austrian drivers Sandro Bickel and Gerhard Tweraser (GRT Grasser Racing Team) are also a threat to be watched out for.
With four wins out of four, Simone Pellegrinelli (DTMotorsport) is the AM Class leader. Threatening just behind (four second places) is the Georgian Abkhazava Shota (Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team Luxemburg). Eurotech Engineering’s Manuel Flaminio-Enzo Sauto could also still have good chances of heading up through the ranks.
The Paul Ricard rounds will run to a two-day race weekend schedule, starting with two 40’ free practice sessions on Friday followed by qualifying at 17.20. Both races are set to run on Saturday with Race 1 at 10:15 and Race 2 at 16.15 (all times CET). Both races will be shown live in Italy on Class TV (Ch.27/Cable), and live streamed on the Lamborghini Squadra Corse website: http://squadracorse.lamborghini.com/en/live.