Following a difficult season start in Portimão and Spa, Oregon Team celebrated the first 2023 win in the GT Open, courtesy of Pierre-Louis Chovet and Maximilian Paul, who secured the maiden success in the series for the brand-new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2 in the second race of the weekend at the Hungaroring.
After taking a well-deserved third position and the first podium finish in the Saturday’s race one, the duo flied to the victory on Sunday thanks a last-lap move from Paul. The German started the first race from the second row of the grid to move to the third place, before an eary safety car period. After the pit-stop Chovet took the lead, but then he lost two positions due to a 5-second track limits penalty.
The Frenchman this morning set the eight quickest time in qualifying 2 to start from the fourth row mantaining his position. After the pit-stop, Paul rejoined on third, close to Nicola Marinangeli’s Ferrari. These two in the last lap moved to first and second respectively, but Paul in the very last turn made the pass and finished first with a 0.287s margin over Marinangeli.
Daan Arrow and Pietro Perolini took a P12 and P13 and finished eight and ninth in the Pro class. More points for them, despite a drive through penalty in Race 2 due to an anticipated pit-stop consequently a team’s mistake.
The next commitment for Oregon Team in the GT Open will be on 22-23 July at the Paul Ricard. The team led by Jerry Canevisio and Giorgio Testa will be on track again in two weeks, for the second round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe at Spa, where it will head to with the Pro class lead of Sebastian Balthasar and Marzio Moretti.