November 24, 2017 In news
Hindman Agostini Win Lamborghini World Final Championship at Imola
by Ryan Myrehn Sportscar365
Trent Hindman and Riccardo Agostini have been crowned the overall Lamborghini World Final champions, wrapping up a dominant weekend in Imola for the Prestige Performance pairing.
The duo added a fifth-place result to their Race 1 win, easily netting enough points to secure victory in the prestigious event.
Their path to the title was eased when their nearest competitor Mikael Grenier, who along with his co-driver Loris Spinelli finished second in Race 1 on Saturday, was given a 20-second post-race penalty for contact during the opening stint.
The Canadian Grenier was involved in two incidences of contact, each of which went under investigation, and it is not clear which one resulted in the penalty that ultimately dropped the No. 17 car to seventh from second on the road.
Raphael Abbate and Yuki Nemoto picked up the overall victory in Race 2 for VS Racing, with Axcil Jeffries and Rik Breukers finishing second after the Dutchman controlled the opening stages of the race.
Richard Antinucci and Patrick Kujala rounded out the overall podium in third.
A third-place result in the Pro-Am class was enough to secure the class championship for Taylor Proto and Edoardo Piscopo and the US RaceTronics operation.
The result was hard-fought after a spin during the opening stint dropped Proto to the back of the pack.
The Pro-Am race was won by Lucas Maruon and Nicolas Gomar for AGS Events, with Leipert Motorsport drivers Niels Lagrange and Pieter Vanneste in second.