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Amstutz Wins Am World Final; Chouest Takes LB Cup Title

Adrian Amstutz wins Lamborghini World Final Am class…

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Adrian Amstutz has been crowned Lamborghini World Final Am class champion following victory in Sunday’s drama-filled, mixed-condition race in Valencia.

The Swiss driver claimed back-to-back World Final race wins in his No. 34 Bonaldi Motorsport Lamborghini, in a dramatic 50-minute race that started under the safety car for rain.

American Ross Chouest, meanwhile, claimed World Final honors in Lamborghini Cup, also sweeping the weekend in his DXDT Racing Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo.

Amstutz edged out the No. 4 Leipert Motorsport entry of Shahin “Fineboy” Nouri in second, who climbed through the running order after a number of late-race incidents under drying conditions.

The newly crowned Super Trofeo Europe Pro-Am class champion took advantage of a mistake from the then-leading No. 78 Artline Team Georgia Lamborghini of Shota Abkhazava to take the lead with eight minutes to go.

He cruised to a 13.391-second victory over Nouri, with Abkhazava having to settle for third after a spin of his own on the penultimate lap.

“I’m so happy that this happened,” Amstutz said. “I didn’t have a really good start; I messed up in the first corner but at the end I was just going smooth.

“Shota made a mistake in Turn 2 so I could overtake him and it was set.”

The No. 2 Leipert Motorsport entry of Ben Gersekowski and Mikko Eskelinen and the No. 5 GT3 Poland Lamborghini, co-driven by Teodor Myszkowski and Andrej Lewandowski completed the top-five in Race 2.

North America competitor Damon Ockey, who started from overall pole in his No. 109 US Racetronics entry, was en route for a top-five finish until an incident with Jaap Bartles in the closing minutes.

It resulted in retirement for both cars.

Chouest, meanwhile, scored a lights-to-flag class win in LB Cup, in another dominant run for the Louisianan, who earned his first World Final title.

The DXDT driver finished 11 seconds ahead of the No. 28 Toro Loco Lamborghini of Tim Richards, who came home second in class on Sunday.

“Surprisingly, I do relatively better in the rain, in my few races I’ve done in the rain. It mirrored what I did today,” Chouest told Sportscar365.

“I had a clean start. I knew I had a few positions on my other guys in my class. If I could have a clean start, I would be able to win the World Championship today.”

The first ten minutes of the race was run under the safety car for rain, with the track drying out over the course of the 40 minutes of green flag running.

RESULTS: Race 2 (Am/LB Cup)

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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