Oregon Team returns to victory in the GT Open ad Pulcini and Connor Primm prevail in race two at the Hungaroring

Oregon Team has secured its second win of the season in the International GT Open. Following the victory claimed at Hockenheim with Alessio Deledda and Jordan Pepper pair, the team led by Jerry Canevisio and Giorgio Testa celebrated another success in the second of the two races at the Hungaroring, which hosted the fourth of the eight rounds, courtesy of Leonardo Pulcini and youngster German Simon Connor Primm, the latter replacing absent Rolf Ineichen at the wheel of the #63 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2.

Nineteen-year-old Connor Primm, who made his debut in the series, set the ninth best lap in the second qualifying and did an excellent start in race two when he moved up to fifth to maintain the position despite an early safety car period. 

After the pit stops Pulcini did the rest of the work. The Roman driver returned to the track in third place, overtaking the Porsche of Swede Gustav Bergström a few minutes from the end, and then, on the penultimate lap, also the Ferrari of leader Alessandro Cozzi, with whom he had a contact.

In the first race on Saturday, Pulcini and Connor Primm finished just off the podium, taking a fourth-place finish. On the same occasion, Alessio Deledda, partnered with the returning Maximilian Paul (who replaced Pepper due to a clash with IMSA’s 6 Hours of the Glen), achieved a good seventh place.

Unfortunately, Paul lost a few positions at the start of race two, slipping from sixth to ninth immediately. For him and Deledda, it resulted in another seventh-place finish, with the Italian now third in the championship with 53 points, just seven behind leaders Dominik Baumann-Mikaeel Pitamber (Mercedes).

Finally, it was a very tough weekend for Marzio Moretti and Artem Petrov in the third Lamborghini fielded by the Oregon Team, finishing seventeenth in race two after Petrov was initially involved in a contact on Saturday and then retired.

The next International GT Open event is in almost a month, on July 20-21, at the French circuit of Paul Ricard, exactly one week before the fourth round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe, which will see the Cremosano team engaged at the Nürburgring.

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Oregon Team returns to victory in the GT Open ad Pulcini and Connor Primm prevail in race two at the Hungaroring