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Amici, Mitchell Win World Final Race 2; Champions Unclear

Andrea Amici, Sandy Mitchell win second World Final race but champions unclear…

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Andrea Amici and Sandy Mitchell won the second and final Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final Pro/Pro-Am race at Jerez on Sunday afternoon but a decision on Pro champions is still yet to be communicated.

The Italian-Scottish pairing beat Saturday winners Frederick Schandorff and Jonathan Cecotto in a thrilling season finale at the southern Spanish circuit.

The pair drive for the Wayne Taylor Racing-run Prestige Performance squad and are part of the Super Trofeo North America contingent competing alongside European and Asian teams in the World Final at Jerez.

They finished equal on World Final points with Van der Horst Motorsport’s Schandorff and Cecotto, as both pairings picked up a win, a second place finish and a pole during the two races.

The tie-breaker is understood to work on the amount of wins throughout Super Trofeo competition all year, although exactly which races are counted is unclear.

If it includes Europe, North America and Asia, Amici and Mitchell are champions based on their three wins (two at Road America and one at Jerez) versus Cecotto and Schandorff’s one win at Jerez.

However, Schandorff picked up six victories in the Super Trofeo Middle East championship earlier in the year, but it’s unclear whether these count towards the World Final tie-breaker.

If they do, Schandorff will become solo champion.

Sportscar365 is awaiting official confirmation from Lamborghini.

Mitchell started Sunday’s title-decider from Pro pole but second overall on the grid as Pro-Am driver Loris Spinelli led from overall pole.

The Scot lost a position to Alberto Di Folco on the run up to the first corner but he made it up in the pit stops, with Amici exiting ahead of Di Folco’s teammate Davide Venditti and Schandorff.

Venditti later dropped back several positions, making Schandorff into Amici’s chief pursuer but a 0.336-second time penalty for a short pit stop was handed to the Danish driver.

The gap closed considerably during the final few laps but Amici remained in the lead to take victory by 0.562 seconds.

It was almost a reverse of Race 1, where their co-drivers Cecotto and Mitchell were separated by a whisker at the line.

The podium was completed by Bonaldi Motorsport’s Danny Kroes and Sergey Afanasyev.

Pro-Am honors went to Karol Basz and Andrzej Lewandoswki, who won their class in both World Final races and therefore the class title.

They are the only non-American World Final winners, with Super Trofeo North America entrants taking the Pro (Mitchell/Amici) Am (Steven Aghakhani) and LB Cup (Chad Reed) titles.

Spinelli’s first stint run to lead the Pro-Am and overall field went unrewarded after switching over to co-driver Gerard van der Horst, who soon lost positions and eventually finished third in class but 13th overall.

RESULTS: Pro/Pro-Am 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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