Iron Lynx had a successful weekend at Vallelunga in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe with a race win, podiums for four of the team’s five entries and other promising results in an intense day of racing as the team looks ahead to the Lamborghini World Finals at the same venue next week.
Across the two-day event, the Super Trofeo Europe grids were separated, with the Pro and Pro-Am cars in one group and the Am and LC Cup entries in the other. Iron Lynx had representation in all four of the classes across the weekend of great racing.
In qualifying on Saturday, there were pole positions for the #78 for Emanuele Colombini and Emanuele Zonzini in Pro-Am and Luciano and Donovan Privitelio in LC Cup. The #10 Pro entry of Rodrigo Testa and Ugo de Wilde had two top-three qualifying spots, and the #89 of Nigel Schoonderwoerd and Yelmur Buurman also secured a top-three spot. The five-strong Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO 2 squad was completed by the #4 of Claude-Yves Gosselin, running solo at this event.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Pro – Pro-Am
Race one started promisingly, with the trio of Iron Lynx cars in strong grid positions. The #78 entry of the Emanuele pair had the best run, with both Zonzini and Colombini fighting for the lead throughout before coming home a strong second.
The #89 raced hard with Schoonderwoerd and Buurman and worked into the fourth position after a time penalty for the car ahead after an earlier fight for a top-three. The #10 was less fortunate, coming home eighth after picking up damage on the opening lap.
Ugo started the second race high up the grid and worked into the Pro lead by the end of the first lap, with a Pro-Am car in the overall lead. He could offer a slight advantage to the cars behind before handing it over to Rodrigo.
In the final minutes, the gap to the following Pro car decreased slightly, but the Portuguese racer could hold on for a fine victory, passing the Pro-Am car that had led overall since the start on the final lap in the process.
Meanwhile, in Pro-Am, the #89 had an incredible race, working from 10th to second with a superb last couple of laps from Yelmur. The #78 also had a strong recovery drive, finishing fifth after some tricky early laps, just a few seconds away from the podium.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Am – LC Cup
The Am and LC Cup classes began the day of action on Sunday in tricky conditions, with the #4 and #8 participating. The start of the race was relatively calm, with both cars keeping in the mix until the pitstop window.
Luciano began the race before handing over to Donovan in the #8, with the younger Privitelio working his way up the order in the final moments to capture a podium finish. For the #4, some good work in the pitstop window and consistent times netted a ninth-place finish.
Donovan began the race from the LC Cup pole for race two, but a lengthy early safety car did not play into the #8 car’s favour. Despite that, Donovan opened the gap before handing it over to Luciano.
Luciano put in competitive lap times, but he lost a couple of positions in the closing stages of the race but did a strong enough job to round out the podium. In the #4, Claude-Yves did a vital job, racing hard to another solid top-10 result.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Pro – Pro-Am Race 1
- Iron Lynx #10: P8 (Pro)
- Iron Lynx #78: P2 (Pro-Am)
- Iron Lynx #89: P4 (Pro-Am)
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Pro – Pro AM Race 2
- Iron Lynx #10: P1 (Pro)
- Iron Lynx #78: P5 (Pro-Am)
- Iron Lynx #89: P2 (Pro-Am)
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Am – LC Cup Race 1
- Iron Lynx #4: P9 (AM)
- Iron Lynx #8: P3 (LC)
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Am – LC Cup Race 2
- Iron Lynx #4: P10 (AM)
- Iron Lynx #8: P3 (LC)
“It is a brilliant team result, which we are delighted with. Now we are very motivated for the World Finals next week, where we will be joined by our friends from Super Trofeo Asia to field a total of seven Iron Lynx cars.”
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