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Schandorff, Spinelli Take World Final Poles

Super Trofeo Europe entrants Frederik Schandorff, Loris Spinelli lock up poles at Jerez…

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Frederick Schandorff and Loris Spinelli took one pole position each for this weekend’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final at Jerez during Saturday’s qualifying sessions.

Schandorff (pictured above) will start the first Pro/Pro-Am race, combining entries from the European, North America and Asian regional Super Trofeo championships, from pole, before handing his Target Racing car over to Jonathan Cecotto.

The pair won the first Super Trofeo Europe race of the weekend on Friday to kick off their only Super Trofeo outing of the year together.

Schandorff set a qualifying time of 1:41.311 to take pole by 0.419 seconds over Andrea Amici, who won the first North America race on Friday, with Conor Daly third and Juuso Puhakka starting fourth.

Pro-Am competitor Spinelli will start Sunday’s second and final Pro/Pro-Am race from pole with his Van Der Horst Motorsport car, also a Super Trofeo Europe entry, that he shares with Gerard van der Horst.

His time of 1:41.993 put him just 0.028 seconds clear of Sandy Mitchell, who qualified second overall and first in Pro, in the same Prestige Performance car that Amici took to the same position in qualifying for for Race 1.

Alberto di Folco lines up third overall and second in Pro for Race 2, with Cecotto fourth on the grid.

Dan Wells will start from second in Pro-Am and sixth overall for Sunday’s race.

Pro-Am qualifying honors for Race 1 went the way of Super Trofeo Asia regular Afiq Ikhwan Yazid, whose Hojust Racing car will start from fifth overall.

Aghakhani Sweeps Am Class Qualifying

Steven Aghakhani will start from overall pole in both Am/LB Cup races, with American drivers also taking poles in LB Cup.

Aghakhani continues his sweep of the weekend after taking maximum Am class points in the Super Trofeo North America final on Thursday and Friday, albeit missing out on the title to McKay Snow.

He set a best time of 1:42.239 in Qualifying for Race 1 before marginally improving to a 1:42.216 in Qualifying 2.

These times put him five-tenths and almost eight-tenths clear of Raffaele Giannoni, who will line up alongside him in second on both occasions.

AGS Events’ Nicolas Gomar and Gilles Vannelet will both start from third, with Jake Rattenbury fourth for Race 1 and McKay Snow fourth on Sunday.

Thomas Lovelady and Ashton Harrison kept up the American sweep of Am/LB qualifying, each taking a pole in the LB Cup category.

Lovelady will start Race 1 from LB Cup pole and seventh overall before handing his GMG Racing car over to North America LB champion Mel Johnson, while Prestige Performance’s Harrison will lead the class from ninth on the grid in Race 2.

Am/LB Cup Race 1 will get underway at 3 p.m. local time (9 a.m. EDT), with Pro/Pro-Am Race 1 at 5 p.m. (11 a.m. EDT). Both will be streamed live on Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s YouTube channel.

RESULTS: Qualifying 1 (Pro/Pro-Am)
RESULTS: Qualifying 2 (Pro/Pro-Am)
RESULTS: Qualifying 1 (Am/LB Cup)
RESULTS: Qualifying 2 (Am/LB Cup)

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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