19.04.2021 – Imperiale Racing had an exciting opening round on the home turf, Monza, in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe 2021 where it claimed the pole position and one overall victory and a pole position, a victory and a podium in LB Cup.
In this event, the Italian team lined up two Lamborghini Huracàn Super Trofeo Evo: the #44 driven by Alberto Di Folco (ITA) in PRO and the #88 driven by LB Cup defending champion Hans Fabri (NL).
The starting grid counted nearly thirty cars and this made it clear since the beginning that details would have made the difference among such a competitive lot. Di Folco ended Q1 in seventh place with the best time set in 1’47.237s, while the Italian secured the pole position in Q2 with a best lap completed after 1’47.040s.
Fabri also put in a strong performance on the single lap and was second of LB Cup in Q1 before improving a lot his time in Q2 where he secured the pole position of this category.
Di Folco started race one with an extraordinary getaway and reached turn one in fourth place. A rival hit him on the back, unfortunately, which damaged the aerodynamics of his car and the team was forced to retire the #44 challenger a few laps afterwards. Fabri run a good race instead and, after surviving out of the initial battles, he got a good rhythm that allowed him to keep the second place of LB Cup all the way to the flag.
Race two has been fantastic. Di Folco got a great start from P1 and started building a good margin in the lead posting very fast times thanks to the perfect feeling he had with the #44 Lamborghini Huracàn Super Trofeo Evo. The Italian driver kept a perfect pace also after the pit-stop and claimed an authoritative win in race two, posting also the fastest lap of the race in 1’47.108s.
In LB Cup, Hans Fabri used his experience to take the win. After a great start he managed to keep the lead also after the safety car was deployed, managing the comeback of the rivals and earning important points for the championship.
Luca Del Grosso (Imperiale Racing – Team Manager):
“Honestly, it was a perfect Sunday and we had a weekend full of satisfaction. We wanted to be at the start of this round to celebrate our new partnership with Lamborghini Ginevra and the results we achieved proved the high value of the project and the great preparation of the whole team. Alberto drove to perfection, the car suited him like a charm and credit for this goes to the constant exchange he had with the team that identified the perfect setup for this track. In LB Cup Hans had a great weekend too, he put in a crescendo of results improving in every session. The level of the category is very high and nothing has to be taken for granted, but the experience we built over the past few years and Hans’ resolution allowed us to get a very positive result”.
Imperiale Racing will be back on track for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe next March 28-30 at the circuit in Le Castellet (FRA).
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe – 2021 Calendar
Round 1: Monza (ITA), April 16-18
Round 2: Le Castellet (FRA), May 28-30
Round 3: Zandvoort (NL), June 18-20
Round 4: Spa-Francorchamps (B) July 29 -August 1
Round 5: Nürburgring (GER) September 3-5
Round 6: Misano Adriatico (ITA), October 28-29