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VSR Claims Both World Final Pro Poles with Michelotto, Basz

Mattia Michelotto, Karol Basz put No. 6 VSR Lamborghini on pole for both Pro/Pro-Am races…

Photo: Eros Maggi/Lamborghini

The No. 6 Vincenzo Sospiri Racing Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO will start on pole for both Lamborghini World Final Pro/Pro-Am races at Misano after Mattia Michelotto and Karol Basz led the way in Saturday’s pair of qualifying sessions.

Michelotto claimed the top spot in the opening 20-minute session with a time of 1:32.938 before his co-driver Basz jumped in to clock a 1:32.849 flyer in the second run.

Danny Kroes put the No. 33 Bonaldi Motorsport Lamborghini alongside VSR on the front row of the grid for the opening race, while Dario Capitano took second in Q2 for Dream Racing Motorsport which is receiving technical backing from Antonelli Motorsport.

The first session had a tight opening phase that saw the main Pro contenders separated by mere hundredths of seconds, until Michelotto charged into a lead of six-tenths with eight and a half minutes remaining.

The Italian remained at the top of the leaderboard through to the checkered flag despite improvements from the chasing pack, including Kroes and North America champion Richard Antinucci who qualified third for Race 1 after setting the early benchmark.

Glenn van Berlo was fourth for Target Racing, ahead of Bonaldi drive Maxime Oosten and Wayne Taylor Racing’s Kyle Marcelli.

The second session was interrupted by a red flag period after two minutes of running.

The stoppage was caused by an accident for the VIP car driven by Guido Meda, while Max Weering also went off into the gravel after his car experienced a shock absorber failure according to the Johan Kraan Motorsports team.

Basz emerged at the head of the order shortly after track action resumed, with the Polish racer posting a 1:33.120 to sit above Dream Racing solo drivers Capitanio and Antinucci.

All three competitors managed to improve as the session progressed, but neither Capitanio nor Antinucci could match Basz in ducking under the 1m 33s barrier.

Loris Spinelli qualified fourth overall for Race 2 and claimed the Pro-Am pole in the process, while Kikko Galbiati and Seb Morris earned places on the third row of the grid. 

Dan Wells set the Pro-Am pace in qualifying for Race 1 after a back-and-forth battle with North America class champion Brandon Gdovic, who ended up third behind Davide Valsecchi in factory-entered VIP car.

The pole positions for the Am/LB Cup World Final races went to competitors from each of the regional Super Trofeo championships.

Massimo Ciglia posted a time of 1:34.436 to lead the opening session for Oregon Team, which competes in Super Trofeo Europe, before North America driver Jordan Missig took the Q2 top spot with a 1:34.327.

Boutsen Ginion’s Pierre Feligioni took the LB Cup pole for Race 1, however his No. 12 entry was later involved in a significant accident during the second session.

Feligioni’s co-driver Daniel Waszkzinski was involved in a collision with AKF Motorsport’s Oliver Freymuth whilst negotiating the fast Turn 11 kinks at the back end of the circuit.

Waszkzinski was taken to the medical center before being transported to a local hospital for further checks, according to a Lamborghini spokesperson.

His Boutsen Ginion Lamborghini sustained heavy rear-end damage, while it is unclear if the team will be able to source a replacement for the rest of the weekend.

AKF Motorsport will engage the Super Trofeo Europe car driven by Sebastien Freymuth, who is not competing in the World Final, for the two Am/LB Cup races.

The second pole in LB Cup went to Donovan Privitelio of Rexal FFF Racing Team.

The incident between the Boutsen Ginion and AKF cars resulted in a lengthy red flag that caused a 35-minute delay to the start of Pro/Pro-Am qualifying.

RESULTS: Pro/Pro-Am Q1 / Pro/Pro-Am Q2 / Am/LB Cup Q1 / Am/LB Cup Q2

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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