Oregon Team almost takes it all at the Paul Ricard, in the fourth round of the International GT Open. Following the first victory in Hungary last June, Pierre-Louis Chovet and Maximilian Paul completed another winning weekend.
The pair, sharing a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2, secured two pole positions as Paul was fastest on Saturday and Chovet in the Sunday’s qualifying. The Oregon Team duo could take a victory also in the first 70-minute race. Paul started well to defend his lead and maintained the first position also after a long safety car period in the first stages. Despite a ten-second handicap time, after the pit-stop – with 36 minutes to go – Chovet rejoined on fourth position. The Frenchman on his home track made a strong recovery and moved up to P2 to attack the Sam De Haan’s McLaren. Eventually a late contact with the rival car forced Chovet to finish back on 15th.
Different story in race two, with Chovet taking the lead like his teammate did the previous day. After the pit-stop Paul was second, but soon passed the Audi of Simon Reicher to finish first.
The other Oregon Team’s crew formed by Daan Arrow and Pietro Perolini finished 11th and sixth of the Pro in race one, after the Dutchman set the ninth overall quick time in Q1 over 32 cars. In the second qualifying Perolini was 19th. He and Arrow finished 13th and eight of the Pro in race two, when they paid a 5-second track limits penalty.
The next round of the series is now scheduled on 9-10 September at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. Oregon Team will hit the track next week, as Nürburgring will host the third of sixth Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe rounds.