IRON LYNX HAS SUCCESSFUL LAMBORGHINI WORLD FINALS WEEK TO ROUND OUT 2023 SEASON
Iron Lynx concluded the Lamborghini Super Trofeo season with seven Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo 2 cars in action across the season finales for the Europe and Asia championships, all taking place during the week at Vallelunga Circuit before the World Finals over the weekend. Race wins were fought for, and titles were decided across six days of track action where the team added nine podiums to its tally for the year.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe
Before the World Finals began, Vallelunga was host of the decider in LST Europe. First in action were the Am and LC Cup cars. The #4 of Marc Rostan and Claude-Yves Gosselin managed 12th in Am in race one, with the #8 Privitelio duo of Luciano and Donovan climbing from last to finish second to keep their LC Cup title hopes alive. In Pro – Pro-Am, the #10 of Rodrigo Testa and Ugo de Wilde had a consistently strong race with third in Pro. The Emanuel Colombini and Emanuele Zonzini pair, driving car #78, battled for the Pro-Am lead and finished second, while the #89 of Nigel Schoonderwoerd and Yelmur Buurman recovered from a lap one incident to finish seventh in Pro-Am.
In the second race of the weekend in Am and LC Cup, the Privitelios led from start to finish but were set to just miss out on the title until the #65 Leipert Motorsport entry was overtaken in the final minutes, which handed the father-son duo the crown by just 1.5 points. The #4 was not so fortunate, suffering from a puncture. In the Pro – Pro-Am race, the #78 and #89 climbed up the order to finish second and third respectively for a team double podium, which gave the #78 the runner-up spot in the championship and #89 missing out on third only on countback, while the #10 finished 13th after a spin on the first lap.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia
The final round of the Asia championship also took place at Vallelunga, with the #237 of Kumar Prabakaran and the #233 of Loh Lean Shen and Mark Darwin in action. Prabakaran took class pole for race one, but unfortunately retired from the race which ended his hopes of taking the LC Cup title, and he then nursed the car home to fourth in race two. Darwin and Shen meanwhile took an Am podium finish with second in race one but hit issues while in contention for the win in race two which ended their run.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals
With over 80 cars entered for racing between the four categories, the races were split across their categories. In Am and LC Cup. There was no luck for the team in race one. Three Safety Car periods and a collision that resulted in some damage limited the #8 of the Privitelio pair to ninth, with the #4 taking 14th place and the #237 of Prabakaran retiring from the race. The Pro-Am drivers went to the final lap to decide their placings, with the Colombini/Zonzini pair and the Schoonderwoerd/Buurman duo being on hand to benefit from a last-lap collision between other cars to take second and third respectively, while Testa and de Wilde managed eighth in Pro.
The final race of the year in Am and LC Cup was challenging, with the #4 being put a lap down after a first lap incident, which meant they were unable to capitalise from a late Safety Car in that race. The #8 came home 14th. In Pro and Pro-Am, #89 took another podium, capitalising on an eventful end to the race following a Safety Car restart with six minutes to go to take second place in the World Finals standings despite an incident on the last lap. Car #78 was on course for a top-five finish before a drive-through penalty limited them to 10th, but they secured third in the World Finals, while in Pro the #10 of Testa and de Wilde negotiated the eventful end of the race to finish sixth.
What a great way to round out Lamborghini Super Trofeo in 2023, with so many thrilling races here at Vallelunga. We had a very enjoyable weekend with our seven cars. The title victory for the Privitelios in Lamborghini Cup and nine top-three finishes meaning lots of Iron Lynx representation on the podium across the week is a strong reward for a fantastic team effort. Finishing the week with second and third in Pro-Am in the World Finals just added to our great week. We are really looking forward to coming back in 2024 with the aim of going for more wins, podiums and championships!Iron Lynx Team Principal and CEO, Andrea Piccini