Last weekend was all about the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. At the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia the European and Asian series held their final rounds of the season, ahead of the World Final, in which more than 40 teams raced for the world title.
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final
Bonaldi Motorsport drivers Edoardo Piscopo and Milos Pavlovic claimed the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo PRO Class World Final 2014 title in Malaysia this weekend.
The Italian-Serbian pair won the first race of the World Final and finished second in the second race of the event, behind teammate Mirko Bortolotti. Italian-American Richard Antinucci took a second place finish in the first race, while finishing the second race on the podium in third place.
Americans Kevin Conway and Lawson Aschenbach claimed the title in the PRO-AM Class, while Jake Rattenbury won the AM Class-title.
Race 1 – 1. Bonaldi Motorsport (Piscopo/Pavlovic), 2. O’Gara Motorsport (Antinucci), 3. Autocarrozzeria Imperiale (Viberti)
Race 2 – 1. Bonaldi Motorsport (Bortolotti), 2. Bonaldi Motorsport (Piscopo/Pavlovic), 3. O’Gara Motorsport (Antinucci).
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe
Dutchman Jeroen Mul came to Malaysia with a five-point lead over Milos Pavlovic and Edoardo Piscopo, but it was the Bonaldi Motorsport duo that left Asia with the title. Andrea Amici took a double victory at Sepang.
In the first race of the weekend Mul and Piscopo battle for position, but on lap three Mul was forced onto the grass. It resulted in the loss of position and an overheating engine for the Dutchman. Pole-sitter Mirko Bortolotti handed over his car to David Perel, but Perel crashed out of the lead on lap 13. Andrea Amici went on to win the race, with Piscopo and Pavlovic finishin in second place. Mul took fifth place.
Mul’s title chances were gone when he failed to make the grid for race two and had to start from the pit. He fought back, but collided with teammate Paul Loup Chatin and dropped back to 15th. Pavlovic took the lead at the start and handed the car over to Piscopo. The Italian didn’t take any risk and gave way to a charging Amici to finish second and claim the 2014 title.
Race 1 – 1. Autocarrozzeria Imperiale (Amici), 2. Bonaldi Motorsport (Piscopo/Pavlovic), 3. Autocarrozzeria Imperiale (Viberti).
Race 2 – 1. Autocarrozzeria Imperiale (Amici), 2. Bonaldi Motorsport (Piscopo/Pavlovic), 3. Autocarrozzeria Imperiale (Viberti).
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia
Defending Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia champion Max Wiser claimed his second consecutive title this weekend, by winning the 12th and final race of the 2014 championship.
Wiser and his teammate Jian Xin started race one from fifth place, but Xin took third place at the start, while Hironori Takeuchi and Afiq Yazid battled for the lead. Yazid took the lead on lap six, but after the stops Takeuchi’s teammate, 1998 Super GT champion Masami Kageyama, regained the lead and went on to win. Xin and Wiser retired after the master switch failed.
Race two started behind the safety car, as a result of heavy rain just before the start of the race. Wiser started from the back, but rapidly caught the leaders. Shortly after Yasuyuki Uchida had passed Giacomo Barri for the lead, Wiser was right behind the Japanese driver. Wiser took the lead on lap 12 and after all the stops were completed Xin still held a comfortable lead and the pair crossed the line to win the final race of the season.
Race 1 – 1. Lamborghini (Takeuchi/Kageyama), 2. Lamborghini Osaka (Ochiai), 3. Lamborghini Club Indonesia (Garbagnati).
Race 2 – 1. PAEP (Wiser/Xin), 2. Lamborghini Osaka (Ochiai), 3. Lamborghini (Takeuchi/Kageyama)