11.08.2020 – A weekend full of adrenaline has characterized Imperiale Racing’s spot participation in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe at the Misano World Circuit, the racetrack that hosted the opener of season 2020.
The Italian team has always been among the protagonists of the championship dedicated to the cars built by the company located in Sant’Agata Bolognese and for the occasion it fielded two Lamborghini Huracàn Super Trofeo Evos: the #44 driven by the PRO lineup made by Vito Postiglione (ITA) and Kikko Galbiati (ITA) and the #88 driven by Hans Fabri (NL) in LC.
Imperiale Racing displayed a good shape since free practice as its drivers placed themselves in the top part of the classification. In Q1 Postiglione was third and completed his best lap in 1’34.080s, as did Galbiati in Q2 with a great 1’33.946s, that was just 0.002s short of the front row. Fabri’s qualifying has been as positive since he was second of LC in Q1 with his best time of 1’39.623s and posted the LC pole position in Q2 in 1’38.690s.
Race one has been run Saturday evening and Postiglione got stuck in the melee of the start when he slipped down to P6. The Italian driver started then an amazing comeback race that, thanks also to the great timing for the pit-stop and an as spectacular stint by Galbiati, allowed the team to cross the finish line in the second position.
Race two has been as exciting. Galbiati engaged in a good battle for P3 with Stoneman. The duel continued until the pit window opened. The great team strategy allowed Postiglione to rejoin from the pit-stop in P2. The Italian driver drove with his grit despite a vibration to the right rear tyre did not allow him to push hard. The vibration eventually caused the loss of the wheel and forced the #44 to pit and retire from the race.
Hans Fabri ran a memorable weekend. The Dutch driver closed the race valid for LC in the second position on Saturday and then claimed a splendid win in race two. These two results show his great adaptation to the car and to the track.
Luca Del Grosso (Imperiale Racing – Team Manager):
“Being back to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe after this long period of forced stop has been very emotional for us at Imperiale Racing. Taking three podiums made us proud, even though we leave Misano with some regret for not fighting for the win in race two. We are investigating the issue that forced us to the retirement, but regardless, drivers showed a great pace and this makes us positive to resume our challenge in the Italian GT Championship at the end of the summer”.