AT BARCELONA CIPRIANI, CRESTANI AND RAMOS MAIN PROTAGONISTS IN AN ULTRA-COMPETITIVE RACE
Caselle di Selvazzano Dentro (Padua), 2 October 2018 – After the race at Monza, the penultimate round in the 2018 International GT Open Championship two weekends ago, where Daiko Lazarus Racing cemented its lead in the PRO-AM class with Fabrizio Crestani and Miguel Ramos, this time it was the first win for the Team in its class in the 2018 Blancpain GT Endurance Series at the weekend at Barcelona.
Daiko Lazarus Racing celebrated an impressive epilogue of the season in the SRO Motorsports series, by conquering a well-deserved win with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 driven by Crestani and Ramos together with an excellent Giuseppe Cipriani.
At the Montmeló circuit, the Team around Tancredi Pagiaro immediately showed their might. The Huracán number 27 gained 14th place on the starting grid (with 53 participating cars) at the end of the third session of a turbulent Qualifying with several red flags. The Daiko Lazarus Racing Lamborghini was one of the quickest in the field.
In the race, each of the three drivers – Crestani, Ramos and Cipriani – drove exceptional stints and 50 minutes before the end of the race over three hours they were in 10th overall position. Then, due to several appearances of the safety car, with one and a half laps of space between them and the second placed in the PRO-AM field, the strategy changed and the Team tried to stay away from the fights ahead of them on the track, keeping their lead in the class, thus gaining the first win this season.
Also the other Daiko Lazarus Racing equipe, made up of Frenchman Arno Santamato and Englishman Toby Sowery (while the quick Stefano Gattuso was missing due to family affairs) drove an exceptional race. Their pursuit race took them from 34th position on the starting grid to P27 overall and sixth in the Silver Class. The only regret was the fact that the car was in P21 with only one hour to go, when a long safety car period destroyed the race rhythm of car number 28.
The next race for Daiko Lazarus Racing will be held again at Barcelona on the weekend of 20/21 October. Then it’s time for the seventh and last round in the
2018 International GT Open Championship, where Crestani’s and Ramos’ task is to bring home the title in the series’ PRO-AM class.