The fourth round of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe this weekend on the iconic circuit of Spa-Francorchamps
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 22 July 2014. The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe heads towards one of the most iconic and fascinating circuits in the world. On the hilly and twisty layout of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) the series will race its fourth weekend this season on 25/26 July as part of the prestigious 24 hours event. There are 26 cars registered.
A close fight is expected in all the three classes starting from the PRO group with the leading Bonaldi Motorsport duo made up of the Italian Edoardo Piscopo and the Serbian Milos Pavlovic determined to defend their leadership. A single point margin divides them from the talented young Dutch driver Jeroen Mul (Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team Germany) who stormed home in Silverstone with a double win. Slightly behind comes the Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter Cédric Leimer and Jonathan Cochet crew, and the pair racing with Autocarrozzeria Imperiale Andrea Amici/Roberto Tanca. Alberto Cerqui will race in Spa in one of the GRT Grasser Racing Team cars sharing the wheel with the Czech Tomas Pivoda in his “first” Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.
In the PRO-AM Class once more a single point margin divides the leaders Aristotelis Varvaroussis/Mirko Bortolotti (Bonaldi Motorsport) and the 18 y/o Alberto Di Folco (Autocarrozzeria Imperiale). To be watched out for though is the Ecuadorian Sebastian Merchan, twice third overall and class winner at the recent Paul Ricard venue with Bonaldi Motorsport, but in Spa racing along with the Italian Andrea Ceccato.
Simone Pellegrinelli (DTMotorsport) is once more the man to beat in the AM Class. He scored five wins out of six so far with only Welshman Jake Rattenbury (Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team UK) capable of winning a race besides him. For the occasion in Spa, Rattenbury will share the wheel with the only local driver Jan Van Uytsel. He is currently third overall in the general standings behind the Georgian Shota Abkhazava (Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team Luxemburg). New car in the class for Autovitesse which will line up the deb Natalia Freidina.
The SPA rounds will run to a three-day race weekend schedule, starting with two 60’ free practice sessions on Thursday. Qualifying is set for Friday 25 July at 9.45 (CET) followed by Race One with the green light at 1.45 pm (CET). Race Two starts Saturday at 11.30 (CET) and precedes the start of the Blancpain Endurance Series 24hrs race.
Race Two will be shown LIVE in Italy on Class TV (Ch.27/Cable), and live streamed on the Lamborghini Squadra Corse website: squadracorse.lamborghini.com/en/live.