PRESS RELEASE: 1st July 2023
SECOND VICTORY FOR MICHELOTTO AND STADSBADER
Jul 01, 2023
Michelotto and Stadsbader win again
European Lamborghini Super Trofeo – Spa-Francorchamps
The second round of the European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship was held at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. VSR entered an unchanged line-up with Michelotto and local hero Stadsbader in the Pro car number 6, Lewandowksi and Spinelli in the Pro-Am entry number 16 and Anapoli and Randazzo in Am with car number 60.
Friday morning Q1 saw Michelotto, Spinelli and Randazzo head out on track to set the grid for the first race. Michelotto was the fastest overall, claiming pole for the number 6 VSR Lambo. Spinelli lined up two rows behind him and was second quickest in Pro-Am whilst Randazzo was the fourth placed Am driver. Michelotto made a perfect getaway at the start of the race to hold the lead as the field streamed into La Source. Behind him Spinelli muscled his way into third place and Randazzo became involved in a fierce battle with Badaway for fourth in Am. A series of fastest laps from Michelotto allowed him to pull out a six second gap over the fight for second place which resolved itself in Spinelli’s favour on lap ten. When the pit window opened Randazzo was the first to stop but contact when Anapoli took over the car put the Am entry out of the race. Michelotto and Spinelli, one two for VSR, pitted together and Stadsbader and Lewandowski took over. Lewandowski lead the Pro-Am class until he was awarded a driver through penalty for a pit stop infringement. With eight minutes to go the Safety Car came out and racing resumed with the field closed up and just two laps left. At the restart Stadsbader got away cleanly and whilst Eteki and Leitch squabbled over second place he pulled out enough of a gap to take the flag in first place. Lewandowski finished fourth in Pro-Am narrowly missing out on a class podium despite serving a drive through penalty.
Rain welcomed the Super Trofeo drivers on Saturday morning and race two was delayed before being started behind the Safety Car. Six laps were completed behind the Safety Car before the race was abandoned and half points awarded. Anapoli and Randazzo finished on the Am podium and the Pro and Pro-Am VSR cars both finished in the points. Michelotto and Stadsbader now sit just half a point behind Leitch who leads the Pro standings.
The Super Trofeo Championship will be on track again at the Nurburgring at the end of July.