Victor Gomez was among the American motorists to receive championships for the duration of the Lamborghini Planet Last in Italy on Sunday. (Jamey Value Photograph)
MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy – Lamborghini Super Trofeo North The us groups and drivers flexed their collective muscle in Sunday’s closing day of levels of competition at the World Final in Misano, Italy, laying assert to a few planet championships.
Brandon Gdovic and Bryan Ortiz of Precision Effectiveness Motorsports took home the ProAm crown on the energy of a next-area class end in their race. Victor Gomez of Transform Racing and John Hennessy of O’Gara Motorsport/US RaceTronics clinched the Am and LB Cup titles, respectively, by successful their Entire world Last class races Sunday.
In addition, Richard Antinucci of Aspiration Racing Motorsport concluded 2nd in the Pro class with a pair of runner-up final results in the Planet Ultimate races on Saturday and Sunday pitting opponents from Super Trofeo’s North American and European sequence.
Immediately after successful Saturday’s first ProAm race, Gdovic and Ortiz required a second-put finish in Sunday’s race for Pro and ProAm teams to secure the overall title. Relegated to 15th total commencing situation, nonetheless, they experienced to fight via the discipline with an ill-dealing with No. 146 Precision Functionality Motorsports, Lamborghini Palm Beach front Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO.
“I struggled and Brandon struggled as perfectly when he bought in the car, but he pushed really hard and produced the move when we essential,” said Ortiz, who drove the opening stint in the 50-moment race for Professional and ProAm motorists on the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. “With two laps to go, he designed the pass to second and that set us in the successful situation for the planet title. I’m quite content, for confident.”
Gdovic said the group was baffled just after the car or truck executed perfectly successful Saturday’s race.
“We imagined we had a pretty first rate car previous night and just wanted to do a tiny adjustment,” he reported. “We did a extremely smaller adjustment and it was like we took a wheel off the matter. It was all above the location.
“I understood I experienced to make a go (for next area), made a move and designed it operate. It was really wonderful to bring household a Environment Closing championship for Bryan and it is really my next Entire world Ultimate championship, so it’s really amazing for me as very well.”
Gomez started out 3rd total in Sunday’s race for Am and LB Cup motorists, prevented an opening-lap kerfuffle and went on to obtain his 1st class win considering the fact that a ProAm triumph in the 2nd race of the year at Circuit of The Americas. The Puerto Rican driver, who won the 2020 North America Am championship, said competing at the ProAm amount this calendar year built him a far better driver.
“I believe it prepped me for the Earth Finals,” the driver of the No. 129 Adjust Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte Huracán reported. “Being able to push versus these gifted drivers in the U.S. surely helped me attain this entire world championship listed here these days.
“I had a fantastic start off, then I obtained sandwiched in Switch 1. There had been two vehicles virtually hitting side by side so I had to back up a tiny and enjoy it good for the extensive run. … I’m so proud to be in this article representing Puerto Rico, representing my family who came from so far away. I wasn’t going to arrive household without having becoming world champ.”
Hennessy, meanwhile, continued his tear to conclusion the season in LB Cup. Even with spinning early Sunday in the No. 133 O’Gara Motorsport/US RaceTronics, Lamborghini San Diego Huracán and slipping to the rear of the pack, he clawed again and was embroiled in a fight involving the prime 4 LB Cup autos in the closing minutes. Hennessy maneuvered from fourth put to next, then capitalized when the main No. 147 Precision Functionality Motorsports, Lamborghini Palm Seashore Huracán pushed by Terry Olson spun and designed get in touch with with a barrier less than four minutes from the end. The race finished underneath a full-program caution, giving Hennessy a sweep of all 4 LB Cup wins at Misano (two in the ultimate North American round and two in the World Ultimate).
“It’s an unquestionably incredible encounter. It is like the beginning of a baby, it is that amazing!” the thrilled Hennessy mentioned. “I hardly ever assumed I experienced a distant chance when I spun. My coaches informed me (on the radio) to just consider my time, choose ‘em off a person at a time. That is all I did.
“Nobody explained to me how tough this was heading to be to do a little something like that. It’s really hard but exhilarating, and the greatest experience I’ve experienced in my lifetime.”