Lamborghini Super Trofeo: Delhez and Enjalbert win in Barcelona as Leimer closes on Zucchi

 

 

 

Bonaldi Motorsport’s new pairing of Bernard Delhez and Dimitri Enjalbert clinched victory in round 16 of the 2011 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo at Barcelona, Spain, on 29 October 2011, while Cédric Leimer closed the gap on Pro-Am standings leader Matteo Zucchi by taking second place.

It was Reiter’s Peter Kox and Nico Pronk who took pole position in the morning’s qualifying session. The Dutch duo set a fastest lap time of 1:52.789 with just three minutes remaining, a time not bettered by the rest of the field.

 

Pro-Am title chaser Zucchi claimed second place on the grid with co-pilot and 2011 Pro Drivers’ Champion Fabio Babini setting a fastest lap time of 1:52.941. The #99 Gravity-Charouz Racing entry of Athanasios Ladas and Erik Janiš rounded out the top three after lapping the Spanish circuit in 1:53.123.

 

However when the race began it was the #69 car of debutants Delhez and Enjalbert that impressed most. Belgian driver Delhez made a promising start from sixth, climbing to third by the end of lap two before handing control to co-pilot Enjalbert.

 

Enjalbert promptly cut through the field, quickly moving up to second behind leader C. Leimer. A heated duel ensued between the pair, and with two laps remaining Enjalbert overtook his Swiss opponent to earn victory.

 

Third place was claimed by Pronk and Kox, who finished the race strongly after slipping to eighth by the mid-point of the race, while Pro-Am leader Zucchi finished ninth after falling through the field during the pit window.

 

As a result, C. Leimer has cut Zucchi’s Pro-Am lead to 14 points, and with 30 points on offer in the season’s final two races, the Pro-Am title chase will go into the final day.

 

“While I’m disappointed not to have won, it’s still great to have finished second considering I was seventh on the grid and received a drive-through penalty,” said C. Leimer. “I won’t say I’m going to win the title because Zucchi still has a strong lead, but we’ll see what happens when the actions starts tomorrow.”

 

The final two races of the 2011 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo will take place on Sunday 30 October 2011.

 

Qualifying results

1. Kox/Pronk (#76), Reiter Engineering, 1:52.789

2. Babini/Zucchi (#22), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., +0.152

3. Ladas/Janiš (#99), Gravity-Charouz Racing, +0.334

4. Linossi/Iacone (#20), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., +0.612

5. Sanna/Bernard (#1), Automobili Lamborghini, +0.966

6. Delhez/Enjalbert (#69), Bonaldi Motorsport, +0.978

7. C. Leimer (#63), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, +1.618

8. Tweraser/Sladecka (#77), Gravity-Charouz Racing, +1.633

9. Ragazzi/Carboni (#80), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., +1.747

10. H. Leimer/Jenny (#19), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, +3.092

11. Fasanetto/Collin (#2), Automobili Lamborghini, +3.200

12. Fassitelli (#11), Bonaldi Motorsport, +3.385

13. Mamè/Zanardini (#3), Bonaldi Motorsport, +3.441

14. Piccioli (#30), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., +5.183

15. Hasek/Jorda (#88), Gravity-Charouz Racing, +6.159

Round 16 results

1. Delhez/Enjalbert (#69), Bonaldi Motorsport, 40:27.193

2. Leimer C. (#63), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, +1.038

3. Pronk/Kox (#76), Reiter, +15.546

4. Ladas/Janiš (#99), Gravity-Charouz Racing, +29.077

5. Linossi/Iacone (#20), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., +41.070

6. Leimer H./Jenny (#19), Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, +42.299

7. Collin/Fasanetto (#2), Automobili Lamborghini, +1:00.805

8. Piccioli (#30), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., +1:04.362

9. Babini/Zucchi (#22), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L., +1:25.534

10. Mamé/Zanardini (#3), Bonaldi Motorsport, +1:31.218

11. Hasek/Jorda (#88), Gravity-Charouz Racing, +1 lap

12. Fassitelli (#11), Bonaldi Motorsport, +3 laps

13. Sanna/Bernard (#1), Automobili Lamborghini, +4 laps

Not classified

Ragazzi/Carboni (#80), Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L.

Sladecka/Tweraser (#77), Gravity-Charouz Racing

 

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