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Pulcini-Primm (Oregon Lambo) win Race 2 in another thrilling finale

23.06.2024

The second race at the Hungaroring was another one ending with a thrilling finale, which saw the Lamborghini Huracan of Oregon Team driven by Simon Connor Primm and Leonardo Pulcini taking the first win of the season for #63 and the second for the Italian team. German teenager Primm, in his debut in the series, had put the car in fifth in the first stint, while Pulcini, exiting second from the pit stop, saw his charge on Alessandro Cozzi, in the #25 AF Corse Ferrari that another debuting teenager, Eliseo Donno, had driven in the lead from pole position throughout the first stint, succeed in the penultimate lap when the leader, under pressure, made a slight mistake.

The Car Collection Porsche of Gustav Bergström-Nico Menzel took an excellent second ahead of the SPS Mercedes of Mikaeel Pitamber-Dominik Baumann, who now are the new leaders in the standings by 6 points.

In Pro-Am, the fourth seasonal success for the Ferrari of class leaders Marco Pulcini-Eddie Cheever (Spirit of Rce) ahead of the Mercedes of Marcelo Hahn-Allam Khodair (AF Corse) and Marcin Jedlinski-Karol Basz (Olimp Racing). Kiki San Nana-Adam Osieka (Getspeed Mercedes) doubled yesterday’s success in Am, beating the Lambo of points leader Giuseppe Cipriani (Barone Rampante) and the Ferrari of Stanislaw Jedlinski-Krystian Korzeniowski (Olimp Racing).   

THE RACE – At the start, Eliseo Donno, the 19-year-old debuting driver of AF Corse, keeps the advantage, but behind him, there are a few contacts, with Haase hitting Abril and Menchaca at first braking, and the Mexican spinning in turn 1. One lap later, at the end of the straight, Neumann misses the braking point collecting his teammate Strømsted. As Menchaca has to stop at the box for repairs, this is a nightmare start of the race for Motopark’s three cars.

The safety car is out for three laps, with Donno in the lead, followed by Fumanelli, Menzel, Mettler, Primm, Pitamber, Abril, Fluxá, Paul, and Haase. Korzeniowski leads in Am. The positions remain stable until the driver changes (lap 12). After all changes, Cozzi leads by 9 seconds on Bergström, Pulcini, Baumann, Dunner, Müller, Schiller, Deledda, Marinangeli and Petrov.

The focus is on how fast Bergström and Pulcini, who are extremely close, can catch Cozzi, who resists well until two laps from the end. In the meantime, Pulcini has passed Bergström and there has been a contact between Siebert and Reicher, with the Audi out of the race and the Mercedes dropping significantly.  

In the penultimate lap, heading to T9, Cozzi goes wide and then rejoins the track with an oblique line. Pulcini brakes and steers trying to avoid contact, which is minimal, but passes, while Cozzi goes off-track but rejoins to take a final 12th (4th in the Pro-Am class). Pulcini wins ahead of Bergström and Baumann, Schiller, Marinangeli and Dunner. In Pro-Am, Cheever precedes Khodair and Basz, and in Am, Nana doubles yesterday’s win ahead of Cipriani and S.Jedlinski.