The first event of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe took place on April 21st at Imola, proving to be a challenging debut. The two races held throughout the day saw the DL Racing team display tenacity, determination, and a fighting spirit, battling through numerous difficulties that arose during the competition.

Pro Class

Despite showing excellent pace during free practice, Riccardo Ianniello and Rodrigo Testa were hindered by traffic in qualifying, affecting their starting positions. In Race 2, they demonstrated great resolve, climbing up to sixth place before receiving a penalty that dropped them to 17th. Ibrahim Badawi had a tough weekend, finishing 19th twice, while Filippo Lazzaroni and Lucas Valkre both ended up in 21st place.

Pro-Am Class

Andrea Fontana and Cristian Bortolato’s Veneto team brought good news, finishing in the top 5 in Race 1 of the Pro-Am category! However, their enthusiasm faded during the Sunday race, where they were forced to pit due to damage from a contact.

Am Class

Diego Locanto and Stefano Pezzucchi drove the fifth Huracan ST Evo2, fielded by the Milan-based team in technical collaboration with Krypton Motorsport. In Race 1, they thrilled the audience with an exciting comeback that saw them reach the podium, only to lose it due to a 30-second penalty, which relegated them to 11th place. Race 2 also yielded notable results, with the team finishing seventh and earning points!

DL Racing’s team principal and driver, Diego Locanto, said: “It was a very important weekend to start getting into the Super Trofeo spirit. Beyond the individual results, our cars were competitive, and this is the most important aspect for the team. We were also a bit unlucky, especially with everything that happened in Race 1 and with the qualifying of our talented ‘terrible boys,’ who I am sure will bounce back and have shown what they are capable of by recovering 15 positions in Race 2. Pezzucchi and I also made a good comeback in the Am class, but now we just need to keep our heads down and work hard to prepare to score important points from the next round at Spa, which will be crucial for us.”

We are curious and excited to see how the challenges in this tournament evolve, becoming increasingly intense and thrilling!