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MAC/PIER GUIDI WIN AGAIN IN ESTORIL

MAC/PIER GUIDI WIN AGAIN IN ESTORIL
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Mikkel Mac and Alessandro Pier Guidi rounded the weekend of Luzich Racing at Estoril by taking a second win today with their Ferrari 488. They clearly lead in the overall standings, 6 points ahead of Giovanni Venturini-Jeroen Mul, again second with the Imperiale Racing Lalborghini, today ahead of sister car driven by Riccardo Agostini-Rik Breukers.

It was an exciting race in all classes, with the Drivex Mercedes of Marcelo Hahn-Allam Khodair winning in Pro-Am, and Vincenzo Sospiri Racing taking its maiden Am win for Lamborghini, with Andrzej Lewandowski-Giulio Borlenghi.

THE RACE – At the start, poleman Sowery is passed by Mul and PierGuidi, and followed by Ellis, Agostini, Calko, Konrad, Khodair, Costa, Saravia and Cruz. In lap 3, Pier Guidi passes Mul after a strong pressing, with both already 3” clear from the group. Khodair has taken 7th ahead of Costa, Di Amato. With Pier guidi pulling away and Mul a lone second, the battle is for third between Sowery, Ellis and Agostini, with Calko leading the rest of the group (and the am class).

Big fight for 7th, with Costa passing Khodair in lap 11, and a threatening Di Amato right behind (he will pass in lap 14). Costa will also pass Calko for 6th. In the meantime, Agostini takes 4th from Ellis. In lap 15, West is the first to stop for driver change. Pier Guidi and Mul delay the stop until lap 19, with over 7 seconds separating the two.

After all changes, it’s Rik Breukers leading, with 1”5 over Mac and 4” over Venturini. Follow Wilkinson (first in Pro-Am), Ling, Montermini, Cipriani, Beirão and Rueda. Basso takes Am lead from Konopka in lap 23. Soon, it is great fight between Breukers and Mac for the lead, with Venturini catching up fastly the leading duo. Mac imposes his experience in lap 23, while Venturini will finish second after the 1-second penalty imposed to Breukers for track limits. Soon after, Ling and Montermini pass Wilkinson for 4th. In lap 26 Rueda retires after contact with Cipriani that spins in front of him. Ling will resist until the end to Montormini to take 4th, with Rees 6th, Hahn 7th  and first in Pro-Am, ahead of Beirão who wins battle with Crestani and Rugolo. Lewandowski inherits Am win as Basso is penalized with 12 seconds for a handicap infringement.

Source. International GT Open

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