Super Trofeo: Ebrahim & Schreiner score two class podiums at Shanghai
The new pair secured two class podiums despite the treacherous conditions in China.
The Round 5 in the 2017 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series saw a change in the driver line-up between the two FFF Racing outfits.
The Friday practice sessions at the Shanghai International Circuit saw the new Indo-German pair finish eighth and sixth overall, while they were third and second respectively in the Pro/Am category.
The first qualifying session on Saturday morning saw the #11 Clazzio Racing’s Afiq Yazid & Kei Cozzolino take pole from #19 Emperor Racing’s Andrea Amici & Edoardo Liberati, with sister #63 team’s Patrick Kujala & Dennis Lind completing the Top 3.
The new pair of Schreiner & Ebrahim finished ninth overall in the wet conditions, while they were second in Pro/Am category. The sister #5 outfit qualified sixth.
The first race was declared wet by the race officials as Schreiner took the start in the #50 Lamborghini Huracan. The German immediately made a position.
But then, she couldn’t challenge the #69 Lamborghini, before pitting to hand over the car to Ebrahim. In the pits, the team lost out to the #37 pair of Breukers & Farmer, who managed to come out ahead.
Post the stop, Ebrahim was too far off the #69 car to pose any challenge to the drivers as the Indo-German duo had to settle for ninth overall, but secured third in the Pro/Am class.
At the front, the #11 Yazid & Cozzolino kept its dominant run to claim yet another win and also the 2017 title. Second went to the #63 Kujala & Lind, who managed to keep the #3 Jansoz & Sowery at bay. The #5 FFF Racing pair was fighth overall.
It was another wet run in China as the second race on Sunday started behind the safety car, with Ebrahim doing the opening stint in the #50 Lamborghini.
Once the race resumed, Ebrahim was involved in a good battle and made up some positions before handing over the car to Schreiner for the second stint.
With five rounds completed in the 2017 season, the Asian one-make championship heads to Imola for the World Finals during the November 16-19 weekend.