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Perfetti Sweeps Porsche GT2 Spa Races

Egidio Perfetti sweeps Porsche GT2 weekend with Race 2 win on Saturday…

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Egidio Perfetti led all of Saturday’s second single-make Porsche GT2 race at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, giving him a sweep of the Porsche Motorsport GT2 Supersportscar Weekend.

The Norwegian started from pole after winning Friday’s first race and executed a perfect race to take his Mentos Racing-entered Porsche 935 to victory.

He was driving one of three 935s in the field, while the remaining 12 cars were 911 GT2 RS Clubsports, the cars that will represent Porsche in GT2 races around the world next year.

An entertaining battle for second unfolded behind Perfetti, with Jan-Erik Slooten eventually coming out on top in his Iron Force Racing entry, finishing 14.7 seconds behind the winner.

Slooten took the position on the seventh lap when James Sofronas went wide at La Source, dropping from second to fifth.

This allowed Christian Ried and Klaus Abbelen to also gain positions, with the pair also duelling for most of the race.

Ried crossed the line third, ahead of Sofronas, despite the American making a move at the exit of the Bus Stop chicane on the run to the flag.

Frikadelli Racing team owner finished fifth, ahead of Chris Hoy.

Slooten had challenged Perfetti for the lead into La Source on the first lap but went wide on the exit. Sofronas then inherited second place by passing Slooten and Abbelen.

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

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