Frederik Schandorff has been confirmed as the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final Pro champion after confusion following Sunday afternoon’s final race at Jerez.
Schandorff and co-driver Jonathan Cecotto finished equal on World Final points with Sandy Mitchell and Andrea Amici after both pairings claimed a win, a second place finish, and a pole position throughout the two World Final races on Saturday and Sunday.
The regulations stipulate that a tie-breaker is decided by the number of wins a driver has scored in regional Super Trofeo series during the course of the year, but further clarity was required before champions could be confirmed.
It transpires that four series – Europe, North America, Asia and Middle East – are taken into account, giving Schandorff eight victories during the course of 2019, between six in Middle East, one in Europe and one in the World Final.
Many initially understood that only the three main series represented at the World final (Europe, North America and Asia) count, and that would have given the title to Prestige Performance’s Amici and Mitchell based on their four wins compared to only two that could count for Schandorff and Cecotto.
Confirmation has now been received from a Lamborghini spokesperson that all four series have been counted, leaving Schandorff as Pro class champion.
Sportscar365 understands that the Wayne Taylor Racing-run Prestige Performance squad is unlikely to launch a protest.
Karol Basz and Andzrej Lewandowski are Pro-Am champions, while Steven Aghakhani and Chad Reed won the Am and LB Cup titles, respectively.