Another pole, lap record and win for Lupini
What BurlyPro GTi Challenge Round 1 Report
Where Killarney International Raceway, Cape Town
When Saturday 13 April 2019
Community Cape Town, Western Province.
Giordano Lupini enjoyed another brilliant day of Burly Pro GTi Challenge racing as he took his third Class C overall win in as many races at Killarney on Saturday. Lupini put his Accelerate Special Racing Fuels/CIR Construction/La Vie de Luc Golf on pole position before setting a new stunning new lap record en route to a win and a second place to consolidate his overall Challenge and class championship leads.
“That was an almost perfect day,” Franschhoek lad Giordano smiled. “Qualifying was brilliant — I put in three great laps to take pole by a second but the first race was pretty challenging. “It was messy on a wet track at the start as I ended up fourth after dodging trouble off the start, but I was ahead by lap 2 and had a great run chasing down Class B leader Marco Busi, but the track came to him as it dried so I cruised home to my fifth race win in a row with the fastest lap too.
“The second race started well and I found myself racing the Class B leaders, but we ended up dicing pretty hard, which allowed one of my Class C rivals to close in and he pulled a pretty surprising move to get by me on the last lap. “That was not exactly a move I'd normally consider proper, but it was deemed a racing incident so now we know what to expect.
“I set a new class lap record just a few tenths off the fastest ever Class C lap among all that and we won the day to strengthen my championship lead, so all good in the end, so special thanks to Gozzi and the GAP Racing guys” the Vega University Entrepreneurial BComm freshman concluded.
“Now we have a two month break between races, so we can finally get the car looking pretty again thanks to some acciDent Guru TLC before the guys can sort a long list of issues after all that drama last race and we can also chase that all time lap record, but I’m already counting the sleeps before the next one — bring it on!”
Issued on behalf of Giordano Lupini
Photography by: Heinrich Sauer
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