Pavlovic-Piscopo claim maiden win
Milos Pavlovic and Edoardo Piscopo claimed the victory in the second race of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe at Monza. The duo racing under the Bonaldi Motorsport team’s banner, ruled race two having already achieved the second place in Race 1. where they finished behind Andrea Palma.
The 23-year-old Jeroen Mul (Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team Germany) also showed some impressive driving skills recovering from P10 to P2 to conclude ahead of the 2013 PRO-AM runner up Cédric Leimer and Jonathan Cochet (Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter). However, it was bad bad luck for race one winner and pole position setter Palma. Running second in the class, a puncture in the last lap forced him back in the timesheet.
Mirko Bortolotti and Aristotelis Varvaroussis managed to finish fourth and scored the PRO-AM Class win, in the other car run by Bonaldi Motorsport. Notable was the P5 finish of Alberto Viberti, author of a remarkable recovery story from row nine on the grid: the 2013 AM Class World Champion finished ahead of Matteo Zucchi (Composit Motorsport) and his team-mate Alberto Di Folco (Autocarrozzeria Imperiale) in the final results. Di Folco (18) scored the fifth place in Race 1 as he recovered from the back of the grid due to some tyre issue in the qualifying. Right behind him was the AM Class winner Simone Pellegrinelli (DTMotorsport) who thus managed a one-two after Saturday’s Race 1 victory.
Pavlovic-Piscopo are now the PRO Class leaders with a six points lead over Palma. En plein for Bortolotti-Varvaroussis in the PRO-AM with Di Folco leading the chasers’ group. Pellegrinelli leads the AM class over Shota Abkhazava.
The report . Bortolotti is quickest at the start edging both Pavlovic (P2) and Palma (P3). Nice start from Di Folco as well who manages from P5 to P4 just ahead of Tweraser and Leimer. At the end of Lap Four Mul slips by Leimer, and three laps afterwards he passes Tweraser also. A spin at the end of the straight edges him back to P6 though. Varvaroussis is the new leader once the Pit window is closed, but he soon has to give way both to his teammate Piscopo and to Palma. Mul recovers once more to P4 and manages also to pass the less experienced Varvaroussis. Heading to the finish, a puncture for Palma in the very last lap costs him P3 overall.
We improved a lot during all the weekend. – commented Piscopo – The car also proved to be faster and faster. All went as expected and P1 is what we were looking for.
PRO standings after Round 1-2
|1||Milos Pavlovic - Edoardo Piscopo||27|
|4||Jonathan Cochet - Cédric Leimer||18|
|5||Andrea Amici - Roberto Tanca||15|
|7||Andrea Ceccato - Alberto Cerqui||8|
PRO-AM standings after Round 1-2
|1||Mirko Bortolotti - Aristotelis Varvaroussis||30|
|2||Alberto Di Folco||22|
|4||Sandro Bickel - Gerhard Tweraser||15|
|5||Tatsuya Kataoka - Joshi Mori||14|
|6||Jenny Laurent - Michel Mitharian||11|
|7||Dimitri Enjalbert - Mikko Eskelinen||8|
AM standings after Round 1-2
|4||Manuel Flaminio - Vincenzo Sauto||16|
|5||Mike Edmonds - Tim Richards||10|
|6||Nicole Louis - Patrick Louis||9|
|9||Jake Rattenbury - Jan van Uytsel||5|
|10||Gianfranco Bocellari - Roberto Delli Guanti||2|