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Aghakhani Sweeps Weekend, Wins Am World Title

Steven Aghakhani wins global Am class title in Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final…

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Steven Aghakhani completed a dominant sweep of the Am class throughout the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final weekend at Jerez, winning the Am class World Final title on Sunday.

The 16-year-old American claimed the Am class win in both Super Trofeo North America races on Friday before claiming outright wins in the two Am/LB Cup races as part of the World Final on Saturday and Sunday.

He survived one of the most eventful races of the weekend on Sunday morning to beat Jake Rattenbury to victory in the second Am/LB Cup race and take maximum points to secure the global Am class title.

Aghakhani started from pole but lost a position to Gilles Vannelet on the run up to Turn 1, and remained behind the AGS Events driver for the entirety of the first stint.

He then lost out to Rattenbury in the pits and initially circulated third after pit stops, while Vannelet’s co-driver Nicolas Gomar took a sizeable lead at the front of the field.

Gomar then went wide at Turn 10 on his out-lap, allowing Rattenbury and Aghakhani to go through, until the Welshman then also had a moment a few laps later.

Rattenbury briefly lost control of his Leipert Motorsport car, pushing him momentarily off-track and letting Aghakhani assume the lead.

Rattenbury was also given a 2.247-second time penalty for a short stop, further cementing his American rival’s lead.

Gomar was classified second at the end of the race despite running behind Rattenbury on-track, with the Welshman’s time adjusted to include his penalty.

Reed Claims LB Cup Title as Harrison Wins Race

North American teams’ domination of the Am/LB Cup World Final races continued in the LB Cup class with Chad Reed claiming the class title and Ashton Harrison taking the Race 2 victory.

Prestige Performance’s Harrison finished several cars clear of her closest competition in fifth overall but this wasn’t good enough to secure the World Final title because of her retirement in Race 1.

That honor went the way of Chad Reed, who drove solo despite sharing his Dream Racing Motorsport car with Justin Price during the North America races earlier in the weekend.

He won Race 1 on Saturday and finished second in Race 2, surviving a late-race push from Thomas Lovelady, whose co-driver Mel Johnson previously picked up the North America class championship.

Harrison, meanwhile, became the first female class winner in the history of the Lamborghini World Final.

The second and final Pro/Pro-Am race will take place at 3 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EDT).

RESULTS: Am/LB Cup Race 2

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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