Chen and van der Drift lift Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia title in Jerez

Chen and van der Drift lift Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia title in Jerez

26.10.2019: Gama Racing’s Evan Chen and Chris van der Drift lifted the 2019 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia championship in a dramatic season finale at Spain’s Circuito de Jerez, taking the Pro championship title ahead of season-long rivals Juuso Puhakka and Takashi Ka

Gama Racing’s Evan Chen and Chris van der Drift lifted the 2019 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia championship in a dramatic season finale at Spain’s Circuito de Jerez, taking the Pro championship title ahead of season-long rivals Juuso Puhakka and Takashi Kasai of FFF Racing Team. Van der Drift, in his debut Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia season, reeled Kasai and dived past the Japanese driver with a masterful move in the final minutes of the final race of the 2019 season.


Earlier in the day, Hojust Racing’s Afiq Yazid and Toshiyuki Ochiai wrapped up the Pro-Am championship title, winning the class title in the opening race of the double-header, finishing third overall in Race 1. 



T Squared Racing driver Huilin Han won the Am title after a class victory in Race 1 ensured he would close the season ahead of Thai brothers Sarun and Saravut Sereethoranakul of PSC Motorsports. In the Lamborghini Cup, 852 Challengers’ Clement Li celebrated the category championship ahead of team mate Paul Wong and yh Racing Team’s Takamichi Matsuda and Dai Yoshihara, who took two class victories.



The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia season finale came ahead of the weekend’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final, which sees drivers from the Asia, America and Europe series go head-to-head for the coveted Pro, Pro-Am, Am and Lamborghini Cup World Champion titles.





Race 1





Vincenzo Sospiri Racing’s Yuki Nemoto started the opening race from pole position, with van der Drift alongside. Lining up on the second row were Kasai and Wells. With van der Drift having earned a point for Pro pole position, the Pro title rivals went into the race separated by just a single point.



Although the 50-minute race started under the Safety Car due to oil on the track at Turn 1, when racing got underway, Nemoto led cleanly off the start, with van der Drift, Kasai and Wells behind him. Leipert Motorsport’s Brendon Leitch started from sixth on the grid but got past Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia guest driver Emanuele Pirro to move into fifth.



Han was the early Am class leader, with Matsuda also leading Lamborghini Cup rivals Gabriele Murroni of GDL Racing and Wong.



As the pit window opened, both Kasai and Ochiai were among the first drivers to make their mandatory pit stops, with Kasai handing over to Puhakka, and Ochiai to Yazid, the Pro driver in their Pro-Am pairing. Puhakka got to work quickly as he attempted to narrow the gap to Chen, who had taken over driving duties from van der Drift. Yazid was also hard at work as he attempted to seal the Pro-Am title with a race to go.



With less than four minutes remaining, Puhakka had closed in on Chen and was three-tenths of a second behind his rival. But Chen expertly fended off the mounting pressure and took the chequred flag by 0.247 seconds to take the win and, critically, the Pro championship lead.




Race 2




Just a single point separated van der Drift and Chen from Kasai and Puhakka as the season-long battle came down to the wire Race 2 and the strategy was simple: win the race and win the championship.



Puhakka started the race from pole position, with Chen alongside. New Pro-Am champion Yazid and Au lined up on the second row, with Am champion Han and Yoshihara on the third row.



Puhakka took the lead at the start, but Chen was forced to go wide by Yazid, who moved up a place. Chen, now in third, lost critical time and by the end of the opening lap he was more than three seconds behind Puhakka. While Chen would regain the place from Yazid, the gap between Chen and Puhukka widened as the opening half of the race continued, and as the pit window opened, Puhakka had nearly a 10-second advantage.



Chen made his pit stop as soon as the pit window opened, handing over to van der Drift who immediately got to work as he hunted down Puhakka.  With both races of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia season finale held together with the final races of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, van der Drift had to battle plenty of traffic as he closed the gap to Puhakka, who handed over to Kasai.



With eight minutes remaining, van der Drift attempted to get past Kasai, but ran wide after making contact with Kasai. But van der Drift came back even more determined and a lap later he masterfully got past Kasai and never looked back as he sailed to the chequered flag – and the championship title – by more than six seconds.



Au was third across the line and finished his Pro-Am campaign with a category win ahead of Yazid, and Leipert Motorsport’s Philip Kadoorie and Dan Wells. Just out of the top five overall and sealing his Am championship title with an Am class victory was Han, while Matsuda was first in the Lamborghini Cup.



The Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final gets underway on Saturday, with the Am and Lamborghini Cup drivers in one group and the Pro and Pro-Am drivers racing together. Following back-to-back qualifying sessions, Race 1 for the Am and Lamborghini Cup drivers takes place at 15:05 CEST, ahead of the Pro and Pro-Am Race 1 at 17:00 CEST. Sunday’s Race 2 will first see the Am and Lamborghini Cup drivers race for the final time this season at 11:30 CET, before the Pro and Pro-Am drivers race at 15:00 CET.



The Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final will be available to watch via a live stream on the official Lamborghini Squadra Corse Facebook and YouTube channels and at: squadracorse.lamborghini.com.







- Nikki Kemp, photos Lamborghini

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26.10.2019 / MaP

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