Artem Petrov and Riccardo Cazzaniga from VS Racing lead Lamborghini to a resounding win in race two of the second Sprint Cup round of the Italian GT Championship at Monza, marking the debut victory for the new Huracán GT3 EVO2.
Lamborghini showcased its sheer power and prowess as the team emerged triumphant in the Italian GT Championship at Monza. The race, dominated by Artem Petrov and Riccardo Cazzaniga of VS Racing, witnessed the first triumph of the new Huracán GT3 EVO2. The exceptional performance in race two solidified Lamborghini’s position as a force to be reckoned with in the championship.
Impressive Pole Position Secured
During the qualifying session on Saturday, Riccardo Cazzaniga showcased his skill behind the wheel, securing pole position for the #60 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2. This achievement set the stage for their remarkable success in the subsequent race.
A Steady Start and a Commanding Lead
Maintaining his advantage from the start, Cazzaniga skillfully built a comfortable lead before handing over the reins to his teammate, Petrov. With Petrov taking charge, the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2 continued its dominant performance, culminating in a well-deserved victory and an impressive haul of championship points.
Rise to Success After Initial Challenges
Despite a modest start in the free practice sessions, finishing 12th and 11th respectively, the #60 crew demonstrated their resilience and determination. The true turning point arrived during the second qualifying session when Cazzaniga’s exceptional driving skills earned him pole position, igniting their path to glory.
Strategic Pit-Stop and Unchallenged Triumph
The VS Racing team’s strategic decision during the pit stop proved instrumental in securing their victory. Cazzaniga expertly navigated into the pit lane, smoothly transitioning from the driver’s seat to Petrov with a mere 30 seconds remaining in the pit window. Despite the close call, the #60 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2 held its firm grip on the lead, leaving its competitors in the dust for the remainder of the race.
A Stellar Performance from Start to Finish
Cazzaniga and Petrov crossed the finish line with an impressive 15.120-second lead over the second-placed car, leaving no doubt about their superiority on the track. Additionally, the sister VSR Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2, driven by Mattia Michelotto and Edoardo Liberati, showcased their remarkable resilience by making a stellar recovery from a poor starting position to finish fifth.
“I had a great start, maintaining the lead and then managed to settle into a good pace. The VSR team did an excellent job and, when he got back on-track, Artem just had to hold onto the lead. I want to thank all the guys from Vincenzo Sospiri and Lamborghini Squadra Corse,” said Cazzaniga.
“Monza is one of my favourite tracks. I am happy to have achieved my first victory in the Italian GT Championship here and this is the first win for Lamborghini in the championship this season. Thanks go to Riccardo and the whole team,” added Petrov.
Looking Ahead: Next Races
The upcoming round of the Italian GT Championship Sprint Cup season promises even more exhilarating action, as it is set to take place at Mugello during the opening weekend of October. Additionally, the second round of the Endurance Cup campaign will also be hosted at the picturesque Tuscan circuit in just two weeks’ time, on the 8th and 9th of July.
In conclusion, Lamborghini’s remarkable victory at Monza, with the Huracán GT3 EVO2 leading the charge, serves as a testament to the team’s skill, dedication, and superior performance. With the Italian GT Championship in full swing, motorsport enthusiasts eagerly await the thrilling battles that lie ahead on the tracks of Mugello.