GT Open: Oregon Team completes a rollercoaster weekend at Spa with a second place

It was a tough weekend at Spa last weekend for Oregon Team, that managed a positive outcome. On the 7.0Km Belgian track which hosted the third of eight International GT Open rounds, the Cremosano-based team celebrated another podium in the mini-endurance race (one race instead of the usual two) with Jordan Pepper and Alessio Deledda. The pair secured a second-place finish with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2 and earned valuable points for the championship.

The Belgian weekend started in the worst possible way, with the other Lamborghini shared by Rolf Ineichen and Leonardo Pulcini involved in a huge crash at the Raidillon during the first session while the Swiss driver was at the wheel. Significant damage to the car prevented the duo from starting the race.

The other crew of Marzio Moretti and Artem Petrov performed well in the two official practice sessions, placing fifth in the combined qualifying with the third Oregon Team’s Huracán GT3 EVO2. Meanwhile, Deledda and Pepper (who arrived at Spa after winning their first race of the season in the previous round at Hockenheim) finished with the tenth fastest time overall.

At the start of the race, Petrov immediately gained a position, while Deledda managed to evoid a multi-car pile-up at La Source corner and moved up to seventh, then climbed further to sixth.

Both Lamborghini cars of the Oregon Team had a positive first stint. Moretti and Pepper, who took over from their respective teammates after the first pit stop, also performed well. A safety car period, about 70 minutes before the end, saw Deledda holding third place. Forty-five minutes before the end, another pit stop saw Pepper taking the wheel of the #10 Huracán GT3 EVO2, moving up to second and staying there until the finish. Less fortunate were Moretti and Petrov, who finished ninth.

After the first three rounds, Deledda and Pepper are now in second place in the championship standings, eight points behind Al Faisal Al Zubair and Mikaël Grenier (Mercedes). A month-long break will follow, with racing resuming on the weekend of June 22-23 at the Hungaroring circuit.

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