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Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo: Italian double for Amos

Italian driver Eugenio Amos secured double victory at the first race weekend of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in Monza, Italy, on 16 April 2011. The Touringauto pilot set the pace not only in qualifying but during both of today’s races to put him top of the Pro-Am Drivers’ Standings.

Amos demonstrated that he’s in a strong position to defend his 2010 Pro-Am title by setting a fastest lap time of 1:51.892 in this morning’s 30-minute qualifying session behind the wheel of his #69 Super Trofeo race car. World-respected Automobili Lamborghini VIP driver Hans-Joachim Stuck set the second fastest lap time of 1:52.005 in the #3 Bonaldi Motorsport entry. Meanwhile, 2010 Pro Drivers’ runner-up Peter Kox set a strong time of 1:52.774 to put his #76 Blancpain Reiter Engineering car on the second row of the grid.

As the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars charged towards the start line for the first race, Amos led, closely followed by Kox’s team-mate Nico Pronk in the #76 entry, with Cedric Leimer in the #63 third. Amos began to extend his lead while Johannes Stuck, son of racing legend Hans, charged through the pack from the back row of the grid. By the sixth lap the talented pilot had reached second.

Following the pit-stops, Amos led the field across the finish line. Alberto Sabbatini, J. Stuck’s team-mate in the #1 Automobili Lamborghini VIP car secured second place after a strong performance. The #11 Autocarozzeria Imperiale S.R.L finished third after determined drives by both 2009 Pro Drivers’ Champion Fabio Babini and Matteo Zucchi from fifth on the grid.

At the start of round two, Amos was unable to fend off a hard-charging J. Stuck, and he was beaten to the first corner. J. Stuck led until the pit-stops when a quick change over from Babini and Zucchi allowed the #22 to take the lead. A confident drive saw Zucchi start to pull away from then second-place man Amos, but a left rear puncture on the final lap meant Zucchi fell down the order, crossing the finish line ninth, while allowing Amos to take his second win of the day.

Newcomer Roberto Seveso, claimed second place in the Autocarozzeria Imperiale S.R.L #20 Super Trofeo, with Autosprint’s Chief Editor and Automobili Lamborghini VIP driver Sabbatini claiming the final step on the podium.

“It’s been a brilliant start to the season,” said Amos. “I pushed to the limit today and had great races. In race two I was lucky because I was actually second when Zucchi got a puncture. But, racing is like this and I was very relieved.”

“The Super Trofeo is a really nice car to drive”, said Italian driver Seveso. “I just needed some time to warm up. The car better it’s absolutely great and tomorrow we hope to go for the win!”

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo resumes tomorrow at 11:05 for the final race of the weekend.

Qualifying results

1. Amos (#69), Eugenio Amos, 1:51.892

2. Stuck H./Ruh (#3), Bonaldi Motorsport, + 0.113

3. Pronk/Kox (#76), Blancpain Reiter Engineering, + 0.882

4. Leimer C. (#63), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter Suisse, + 0.923

5. Babini/Zucchi (#22), Autocarozzeria Imperiale S.R.L, + 0.928

6. Ragazzi/Carboni (#80), Autocarozzeria Imperiale S.R.L, + 1.030

7. Ferrara/Tenchini (#2), Automobili Lamborghini, + 1.165

8. Sladecka/Vojtech (#99), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 1.292

9. Seveso (#20), Autocarozzeria Imperiale S.R.L, + 1.596

10. Stovicek/Knoll (#88), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 2.225

11. Jenny/Vauthier (#19), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter Suisse, + 2.407

12. Leimer H./Lucas (#24), Blancpain Reiter Engineering, + 2.601

13. Stuck J./Sabbatini (#1), Automobili Lamborghini, + 2.721

14. Charouz/Tweraser (#77), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 4.059

Round 1 results

1. Amos (#69), Touringauto, 41:18.666

2. Stuck J./Sabbatini (#1), Automobili Lamborghini, + 24.345

3. Babini/Zucchi (#22), Autocarozzeria Imperiale S.R.L, + 36.025

4. Seveso (#20), Autocarozzeria Imperiale S.R.L, + 37.803

5. Pronk/Kox (#76), Blancpain Reiter Engineering, + 56.515

6. Leimer C. (#63), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter Suisse, + 58.535

7. Jenny/Vauthier (#19), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter Suisse, + 1:09.097

8. Leimer H./Lucas (#24), Blancpain Reiter Engineering, + 1:32.154

9. Stuck H./Ruh (#3), Bonaldi Motorsport, + 1:41.602

10. Sladecka/Vojtech (#99), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 1 lap

11. Ragazzi/Carboni (#80), Autocarozzeria Imperiale S.R.L, + 1 lap

12. Ferrara/Tenchini (#2), Automobili Lamborghini, + 1 lap

13. Charouz/Tweraser (#77), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 15 laps

14. Stovicek/Knoll (#88), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 20 laps

Round 2 results

1. Amos (#69), Touringauto, 41:27.461

2. Seveso (#20), Autocarozzeria Imperiale S.R.L, + 4.963

3. Stuck J./Sabbatini (#1), Automobili Lamborghini, + 14.767

4. Stuck H./Ruh (#3), Bonaldi Motorsport, + 35.228

5. Pronk/Kox (#76), Blancpain Reiter Engineering, + 47.188

6. Jenny/Vauthier (#19), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter Suisse, + 47.825

7. Leimer C. (#63), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter Suisse, + 1:17.603

8. Stovicek/Knoll (#88), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 1:27.840

9. Babini/Zucchi (#22), Autocarozzeria Imperiale S.R.L, + 1 lap

10. Charouz/Tweraser (#77), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 1 lap

11. Leimer H./Lucas (#24), Blancpain Reiter Engineering, + 2 laps

12. Sladecka/Vojtech (#99), Gravity-Charouz Racing, + 4 laps

13. Ferrara/Tenchini (#2), Automobili Lamborghini, + 5 laps

Source: Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo


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