Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe: Rossel and Di Folco survive penalty for Nürburgring win

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe: Rossel and Di Folco survive penalty for Nürburgring win

06.09.2020: Target Racing’s Kevin Rossel and Alberto di Folco produced a calculated drive to claim their first Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe victory in the second race of the weekend at the Nürburgring

Target Racing’s Kevin Rossel and Alberto di Folco produced a calculated drive to claim their first Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe victory in the second race of the weekend at the Nürburgring.


Starting third on the grid following Friday’s second qualifying session, di Folco made a superb start to grab second from Oregon Team’s Dorian Boccolacci as the field funnelled through Turn 1 for the first time.

Kevin Rossel (Target Racing) said:
“It was a really good, but also quite difficult race. The tyres were pretty much finished by the end, so it was a case of managing them and the gap we had to second place. We had a strategy for the start of the race, which was basically to get second at the first corner. Alberto made a really good overtake so that kind of set us up nicely for my stint.”

Team-mate Alberto di Folco added:
"Our car was very fast. We had a perfect strategy, and in my driving stint, I tried to keep the gap over my pursuers. After the pit-stop Kevin did a great job."

Pole-sitter Loris Spinelli (Van der Horst Motorsport) led the initial stages, building a five-second advantage over di Folco before the pit-stop window opened 20 minutes into the 50-minute race.

While di Folco made progress at the start, Leipert Motorsport’s Marcus Påverud fell back one position to fifth on the opening lap, dropping behind Target Racing’s Miloš Pavlović. Following a hectic opening tour, the field settled into its rhythm as Spinelli led di Folco, Boccolacci, Pavlović and Påverud. Konrad Motorsport’s Vincent Schwartz held fifth after passing Patrick Liddy (GSM Racing).

Påverud was the first of the leading group to make his mandatory pit-stop as the window opened, as did Liddy and VS Racing’s Andrzej Lewandowski. Despite a 1.041s post-race time penalty for a pit-stop time infringement, Rossel – who had taken over from di Folco as the remaining three leaders waited until the last minute of the pit window – had enough of a margin to claim a first Super Trofeo victory.

Indeed, the main on track battle was for second place, with Pavlović’s team-mate Raul Guzman successfully chasing down Kevin Gilardoni. Having swapped with Boccolacci, Gilardoni could not quite match the pace of Rossel in front but held firm against the waves of pressure from Guzman behind to remain second at the flag. It was Boccolacci and Gilardoni’s first podium in Super Trofeo, while Guzman and Pavlović scored yet more valuable points for their championship assault.

Van der Horst fell back down the order once the pit-stop cycle had ended, and the Dutchman brought the car home in eighth, behind a charging Bonaldi Motorsport pairing of Dean Stoneman and Kikko Galbiati. The winners of Race 1 started from the back of the grid following a driveshaft issue in qualifying, but Galbiati made progress at the beginning of the race, jumping seven places to run 15th. Stoneman carried on the good work and ended up an impressive seventh overall by the finish and sixth in the Pro category.

VS Racing’s Karol Basz again took victory in the Pro-Am class after a solid stint from Lewandowski. The Polish duo stared 10th before the quicker Basz set the timesheets alight with a typical second stint charge en route to sixth.

Massimo Mantovani backed up his Race 1 class win in the Am category with another in Race 2. The Target Racing driver was also keen to mix it with those in other classes and finished a sensational 12th overall, ahead of the Pro entry of Olli Kangas (VS Racing). Kangas ended a tricky first solo weekend in the second VS Racing Huracán with two positive finishes.

The Finn suffered an accident in Friday’s practice session, causing some bruising to his right ankle. Kangas admirably drove through the pain barrier, gaining more experience in Super Trofeo.

Unfortunately, due to issues in the opening race, the Micanek Motorsport ACCR entry of Kurt Wagner and Libor Dvoracek failed to take the start of Race 2, meaning that just two cars disputed the LB Cup. Martin Lechman and Emir Keserovic claimed the class win for Konrad Motorsport ahead of Hans Fabri.


In the Pro standings, Pavlović and Guzman lead with 49 points, while Stoneman is just nine behind in second. Di Folco and Rossel with their victory are now only one point further back in third.

The championship now moves on to the next round at Barcelona on the weekend of 9th-11th October.

Lamborghini Super Trofeo - 2020 Calendar

Round 1: Misano Adriatico, 7-9th August

Round 2: Nürburgring, 4-5th September

Round 3: Barcelona, 9-11th October

Round 4: Spa-Francorchamps, 20-24th October

Round 5: Circuit Paul Ricard, 13-15th November

-Lamborghini also photos


06.09.2020 / MaP

More News

Oregon Team claims maiden overall podium as Boccolacci, Gilardoni finish 2nd
LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO EUROPE AT THE NÜRBURGRING               "After a tough weekend at Misano due to hot condition in our series' debut, I think we could aim to a maiden po more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe: Bonaldi record second win of the year in Nürburgring Race 1
Bonaldi Motorsport’s Dean Stoneman and Kikko Galbiati claimed victory in the first Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe race of the weekend at the Nürburgring, beating Target Competition’s Miloš Pavlović and Raul Guzman by just over four seconds. I more >>
Guzman heads to Nürburgring defending Series lead
     DR MANAGEMENT'S MEXICAN RACING DRIVER SET FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO EUROPE SEASON SCHEDULED THIS WEEKENDRaul Guzman is set for the second out of five Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe rounds scheduled more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo, at ‘Ring with the newcomer Kikko Galbiati
Bonaldi Motorsport will be at the start of the second round of Lamborghini Super Trofeo at the Nurburgring with a novelty: alongside the English Dean Stoneman there will be, in fact, the young Kikko Galbiati …The Lamborghini Super Tr more >>
Raul Guzman joins Lamborghini Young Driver Program
DR MANAGEMENT'S  young Mexican and Super Trofeo Europe lead has been selected by "Squadra Corse"   Raul Guzman as been announced as one of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse's Young Driver Program members. At his first season in GT, the Lamborgh more >>
List of Lamborghini GT3 Junior Members
  Andrea Amici (27) - ItalyAlberto Di Folco (24) - ItalyKikko Galbiati (21) - ItalyDanny Kroes (20) – NetherlandsFlorian Latorre (23) - FranceCorey Lewis (28) - USALucas Mauron (22) - SwitzerlandSandy Mitchell (20) – UKBaptiste Moulin (20) - BelgiumYuki Nemoto (23) - JapanTaylor Proto (22) – UKLeona more >>
List of Lamborghini Young Driver Program Members
Steven Aghakhani (17) - USASebastian Balthasar (23) – GermanyDorian Boccolacci (21) - FranceJonathan Cecotto (21) - VenezuelaJacob Eidson (25) - USADamiano Fioravanti (24) - ItalyRaul Guzman (20) – MexicoPatrick Liddy (23) - USAStuart Middleton (20) – UKElias Niskanen (20) - FinlandMarcus Påverud (20) - Norway more >>
Lamborghini confirms continued support of future stars with 2020 Young Driver and GT3 Junior Driver Program intake
Lamborghini Squadra Corse has unveiled the new intake of drivers into its Young Driver and GT3 Junior Programs for the 2020 season. A total of 34 drivers has been announced, making it the most comprehensive development programme in GT racing.   more >>
DR Management pushed Raul Guzman ends Lamborghini Super Trofeo debut with two podium finishes
     Mexican driver and team-mate Milos Pavlovic claim a victory and a PRO second place for Target Racing in the opening two races of the season at MisanoRaul Guzman made a consistent start to his maiden campaign in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe over the weekend at Misano, where Target Racing's driver - along with team-mate Milo more >>
Successful start into the season for Leipert Motorsport also in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe
Pole-Position, podium and top 10 finishes -   Leipert Motorsport sums up the season opener of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo positively: With Sebastian Balthasar, the team from Wegberg secured the first Pole-Position of the season and, wi more >>
Stoneman gives Bonaldi Motorsport victory in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Race 2 at Misano
Dean Stoneman (Bonaldi Motorsport) came out on top in the second Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe race of the weekend at Misano Adriatico after hunting down and passing Andrzej Lewandowski (VS Racing) in the closing stages.The front row of the grid was a P more >>
Pavlovic and Guzman shine under the lights with Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Misano Race 1 victory
Target Racing’s Miloš Pavlović and Raul Guzman claimed the first Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe race win of the season at Misano Adriatico, edging Imperiale Racing’s Vito Postiglione and Kikko Galbiati by just over one-tenth of a second in a stunning finish. more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Charges Toward 2020 Season Opener at Road America - live on
It took four months longer than planned due to the global pandemic, but the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series is finally ready to wave the green flag on its season. And the field of drivers and teams that will take to Road America this weekend is ripe with talent and promise. more >>
New driver lineup in 2020 for US Racetronics Lamborghini Super Trofeo campaign
US RaceTronics (USRT) is looking forward to getting the 2020 Lamborghini Super Trofeo season underway with their new driver lineup. The team is extremely grateful for the steps that IMSA and Lamborghini have taken to make the more >>
Raul Guzman makes Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe debut under DR Management
The 20 year old Mexican is the first racing driver of the Danilo Rossi's Academy to move from Karting to Formula and GTRaul Guzman continues his racing career after moving from karting under the DR Kart banner to the Italian Formula 4 Championship a more >>
Leipert Motorsport - Lamborghini Super Trofeo: Start into an exciting 2020 season
With four strong driver pairings Leipert Motorsport starts into the fight for the titles. Besides four well known faces, the experienced team in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe is joined by three new Pro drivers and one new AM driver. It is the first time that the team has entered 4 cars in the European championship. In addition, the Lamborghini GT3 EVO was added to the team’s product more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe ready to launch at Misano Adriatico
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe championship returns to action this weekend for the opening round of the 2020 season at Misano Adriatico in Italy, with two 50’ races scheduled on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.The Misano weekend more >>
Oregon Team announces Boccolacci / Gilardoni and Bontempelli / Fioravanti for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe 2020 Season
With almost one week to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe opener at Misano, 8th/9th August, Oregon Team has announced its drivers’ line-up for the 2020 season.The squad led by Jerry Canevisio and Giorgio Testa is set to make its official debut more >>
Imperiale Racing revised its 2020 sporting programme
The unpredictable International situation changed radically the sporting scenery of the ongoing season and forced also Imperiale Racing to revise the 2020 programme in a way that was unthinkable of just a few months ago. The European and world health situation is still in a s more >>
Oregon Team hits the track at Misano as Bontempelli, Fioravanti complete the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe line-up
After a first shakedown at the Cremona circuit, Oregon Team completed this week a two-day test. The squad led by Jerry Canevisio and Giorgio Testa, who is set to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe debut, hit the track at Misano on Wednesday and Thursday. Followin more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Calendar update
  Round 1: Misano Adriatico, 7-9th AugustRound 2: Nürburgring, 4-5th SeptemberRound 3: Barcelona, 9-11th OctoberRound 4: Spa-Francorchamps, 20-24th OctoberRound 5: Circuit Paul Ricard, 13-15th November more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe: 2020 Season Begins at Misano Adriatico
    Early August start planned for Super Trofeo Europe    Paul Ricard to host final round in November    Young Driver Programmes to run alongside regular seasonLamborghini Sq more >>
Oregon Team faces new challenge in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe
Back to the future for Oregon Team, that makes its full return to a GT championship after four years of abcence. The Italian squad led by Jerry Canevisio and Giorgio Testa, that claimed the Prestige, Endurance and Team titles in the 2015 edition of RS01 Trophy, has announced for 2020 a brand-new international program. more >>
Bonaldi Motorsport in Lamborghini Super Trofeo at Monza
Lamborghini Super Trofeo season is starting in Monza as usual: to uphold Bonaldi Motorsport colours here are Pedro Piquet and Johnny Cecotto Jr, who followed their fathers’ footsteps, and Eugenio Amos and Mirko Zanardini, who are coming back... more >>
Martin Kodric is silver at Paul Ricard circuit
In Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Race 2 at Paul Ricard circuit, the Croatian driver Martin Kodric reached an excellent second position. The couple of drivers Amstutz-Kujala reached again the podium in the PRO-AM category…Race more >>
Dennis Lind takes all in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo at Paul Ricard
•    The Dane is the new leader in the PRO class•    Victory for Rik Breukers among PRO-AM drivers •    Desideri and Spirindov in first place at the debut in AMMissi more >>
Third victory for Dennis Lind in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe
.. at Paul Ricard Circuit •    The Dane of Raton Racing wins in Race 1•    Amstutz and Kujala stand out again among PRO-AM •    Debut and victory for Phillip Schlegel in A more >>
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe at Paul Ricard with 47 cars on grid
•    The same record breaking grid of Round 1 at Monza•    The first four crews of the PRO class are enclosed in just eight points•    The third round of the one-make series will be held on the s more >>
Paul Ricard circuit is hosting the third round of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo
Bonaldi Motorsport has both to defend Amstutz and Kujala’s record in the PRO-AM category and rise the PRO standings top up with Kodric…The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is stopping at the French circuit Paul R more >>
Reiter Engineering at the Podium at the Final Event at Donington
FIA GT1 World ChampionshipDonington Park (GBR)28 – 30 September 2012The Reiter Engineering team and the two drivers Peter Kox (NLD) and Stefan Rosina (SVK) pulled out all the stops at the final e more >>
ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport takes both titles at the GT1 world championship
 – Furious finale of the FIA GT1 World Donington Park (England) This is the greatest success in motor sports for the racing stable from Saxony: The German Team ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport from Friedersd more >>
SRO looks ahead after GT1 World Championship finale in Donington
A thrilling, and occasionally dramatic race weekend marked the end of the SRO promotion of the FIA GT1 World Championship, which started in Abu Dhabi in early 2010.  We offer our congratulations to Münnich Motorsport, and to Marc Basseng and Markus Winkelhock, f more >>
McLaren take double victory in incident-filled finale at Donington
FIA GT1 Donington Park United Kingdom: Championship Race                        Fred Makowiecki (FRA) and Stef Dusseldorp (NLD) delivered a more >>
Donington GT1 Championship race results 2012
FIA GT1  Round 9 - Donington Championship Race 2012Weather    Cold, light showersTrack conditions    Wet1     1     GT1     Frederic Makowiecki / Stef more >>
McLaren wins as BMW let drivers’ title leaders off the hook
FIA GT1 Donington Park, United Kingdom Qualifying Race                      Stef Dusseldorp (NLD) and Fred Makowiecki (FRA) secured victory for McLaren on home soil in t more >>
BMW land first blow in title-decider at Donington
FIA GT1 Donington Park, United Kingdom: Day One      Michael Bartels (DEU) and Yelmer Buurman (NLD) struck the first blow in the drivers’ championship battle on day one of the final round of the FIA GT1 Wor more >>
Battle of the brands goes down to the wire in Donington Park decider
FIA GT1 Donington Park: Preview                      A pulsating season which has produced eight rounds of intensely-fought competition reaches its conclusion at more >>
Nurburgring GT1 Championship Race results
2012 FIA GT1 World Championship  Nurburgring1    3    Toni Vilander / Filip Salaquarda    AF Corse    31    1:01:51.376    25 more >>
GT1 Nurburgring Warm Up results
1    3    Toni Vilander / Filip Salaquarda    AF Corse    15    1:56.073    2    18    Yelmer Buurman / Michael Bartels    Vita4One Racing Team    15    1:56.126    3    32  more >>


2001-2023 full copyright