At the end of the two races held on the Barcelona circuit during the third round of Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Bonaldi Motorsport driver Dean Stoneman took the lead in the championship…
Barcelona (SPA). The weekend just ended in Barcelona had a bittersweet flavor for Bonaldi Motorsport: the car number 33 with its inedited white color was, undoubtedly, the fastest and most performing of the entire circus, but for two silly penalties the couple, also inedited, formed by Dean Stoneman and Patrick Kujala saw two sure victories slip away. In the two qualifying sessions Kujala gets a peremptory pole position, while Stoneman snatches the second fastest time on the very last lap available. The rain that fell just before the start of race 1, led the race direction to a start behind the safety car: after four laps the safety car made its return to the pit lane and it was immediately brawled with Kujala who first came into contact with Boccolacci, and then he must give the first position to Cecotto. The Finn is not happy and, with faster laps, he regains his leadership before giving the car to Stoneman. The initial contact, however, is sanctioned by the race direction with a 3-second penalty at the end of the race: the English is first at the finish line but, also due to a new entry of the safety car which regroups the cars again, he does not have that margin of over 3 seconds to guarantee victory. The second race scheduled seems to have no history: Stoneman completes a very regular stint and gives the car to Kujala who, as soon as he returns to the track, moves to first position. The Finn is, however, forced to a drive trough imposed for excess speeding in the pit lane and, going back to sixth position, he makes two overtakes in the last minutes of the race and closes in fourth position, obtaining the necessary points to bring his teammate Stoneman at the top of the championship.
The weekend has a bittersweet taste: sweet because we took the leadership of the championship with Dean Stoneman, bitter because despite being the fastest on the track we have thrown away two wins for two silly penalties.
Race 1: 1. Boccolacci-Gilardoni (Oregon); 2. Kujala-Stoneman (Bonaldi MS); 3. DiFolco-Rossel (Target).
Race 2: 1. Boccolacci-Gilardoni (Oregon); 2. Fernandez (VS Racing); 3. Cecotto-Liddy (GSM Racing); 4. Kujala-Stoneman (Bonaldi MS).