Oregon Team wins the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe’s title. In its second season in the single-brand series reserved for the cars of the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese, Jerry Canevisio and Giorgio Testa’s team celebrates the championship victory won with the crew formed by Kevin Gilardoni and Leonardo Pulcini, who were crowned champions of the Pro class in the last race of the final round in Misano.
Oregon Team had chased this very same success also last year, and Gilardoni missed it out in extremis. Almost 12 months later, the Italian-Swiss driver managed to bring it home, together with Pulcini this time, who made his debut in the series built around the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo cars in 2021. A further challenge that the Oregon Team managed to win, confirming itself as a reference team in the single-brand series and not only. Moreover, in a championship that has shown a level of absolute interest this year.
Gilardoni and Pulcini have also actively contributed towards conquering the Team title. Four victories for them: the two obtained at Paul Ricard, as well as those of Zandvoort and Spa. There were also two third places at Nürbugring and again Zandvoort. A long series of important results that had allowed the two drivers to start the weekend in Misano off being eight points ahead of their direct rival Max Weering, flanked by Loris Spinelli like in the previous round at Nürburgring.
Pulcini was extraordinary on Friday, taking the pole in the second qualifying session. However, today, Gilardoni was stopped in Race 1 by a wheel problem after 13 laps, with Weering having moved to minus four points. In the second race, Pulcini got off to a good start and held the lead until the pit stops, even though he was slowed down by some lapped drivers in the final stages of his stint. After the stops, Spinelli came back on the track just ahead of Gilardoni, who was in turn pressed by Glenn van Berlo. Then a safety car came in, and at the restart there was Gilardoni’s overtaking, right before being touched and sent into a spin by Spinelli. This episode costed Spinelli and Weering a 10″ penalty, pushing them seventh, just behind Pulcini and Gilardoni who thus became champions.
Now they are still facing the challenge of the World Finals on Saturday and Sunday. This applies also to their teammate Massimo Ciglia, who will be single-driver racing in the Am class and who took turns in the two European races with the Finnish driver Axel Blom, bringing home a best fifth place in the Pro-Am.
In Misano, the young Alessandro Tarabini made his debut, always with the Oregon Team. The driver from Milan raced in the Pro class and in Race 1 he finished eighth in his class, despite the penalty to be served for a contact, while taking ninth position in the second race and thus showing to have a good potential.