Loris Spinelli and Max Weering win the last race of the Super Trofeo Europa, having already clinched the title at the previous round in Barcelona, and win the first race of the Grand Finals…
Portimao (POR). The final act of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo season gives Bonaldi Motorsport two more victories in an incredible season, but it leaves the bitter taste of the second place in the world championship standings. In the first race conditioned by the wet track, Loris Spinelli and Max Weering crossed the finish line in fifth in their class, while Paolo Biglieri and Pietro Perolini closed behind the top ten. In race 2 an initial carambole immediately called for the safety car. The race restarted and Weering immediately attacked Lemeret for fifth position, but lightly bumped into him and took a ten-second penalty. After the pit-stop it was Spinelli who took the lead: he also set the fastest lap and extended his advantage over the car in second sufficiently to secure the win. In Pro-Am Biglieri and Perolini take a fine seventh place. An excellent end to a season literally dominated! Saturday and Sunday it is time for the Grand Finals in which the crews from Europe and North America compete for the world title: Spinelli and Weering start from where they finished, that is, by winning the first world race in a peremptory manner. The second race, however, smacks of a feat: non-optimal qualifying forced Weering to start from the middle of the group; the Dutch driver was good at recovering positions, but the gap in terms of seconds from the top was huge. Spinelli tries to recover in the final part of the race: the Italian is the fastest on the track and crosses the finish line in fourth position. The sum of the results classifies the Bonaldi Motorsport drivers in second position in the world championship.
We were competitive all weekend even though we knew that this track would not be favourable to us. It was an excellent season and I have to thank my partner Max Weering and the entire Bonaldi Motorsport staff for that!
We are second in the Grand Finals and that is not a bad result! Loris has done an excellent job as always and the team has once again provided us with a high-performance car. I am happy with how the season has gone!
Although it didn’t go well at Portimao either, I consider the season to have been a positive one as I believe I proved my competitiveness throughout the year!
We closed the Super Trofeo Europa in good shape with a win to seal a literally dominated season. As for the Grand Finals, we tried hard, but less-than-optimal qualifying conditioned us in the second race: at the end we accept the second place finish which is, in any case, an excellent result.
Race 1 Pro Cup: 1. Bonduel (BDR); 2. Moretti-Teekens (Target); 3. Gatting-Pin (Iron Dames); 5. Weering-Spinelli (Bonaldi). Race 1 Pro-Am Cup: 1. Ciglia-Williamson (Oregon); 2. Basz-Formanek (Micanek); 3. Gvazava-Petelet (Target); 11. Perolini-Biglieri (Bonaldi). Race 2 Pro Cup: 1. Weering-Spinelli (Bonaldi); 2. Gatting-Pin (Iron Dames); 3. D’Auria-Tribaudini (VSR). Race 2 Pro-Am Cup: 1. Basz-Formanek (Micanek); 2. Ciglia-Williamson (Oregon); 3. Liberati-Ryba (Brutal Fish); 7. Perolini-Biglieri (Bonaldi).
Grand Finals Race 1 Pro Cup: 1. Weering-Spinelli (Bonaldi); 2. Piquet Jr (Ansa MS); 3. Moretti-Teekens (Target). Grand Finals Race 1 Pro-Am Cup: 1. Carazo-Ortiz (PPM); 2. Borga-Pedrosa (FFF); 3. Leitch-Watzinger (Leipert); RIT. Biglieri-Perolini (Bonaldi). Grand Finals Race 2 Pro Cup: 1. Piquet Jr (Ansa MS); 2. Formal-Marcelli (WTR); 3. Moretti-Teekens (Target); 4. Weering-Spinelli (Bonaldi). Grand Finals Race 2 Pro-Am Cup: 1. Dubets-Lew (PPM); 2. Colombini-Zonzini (VSR); 3. Ciglia-Williamson (Oregon); RIT. Perolini (Bonaldi).