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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.

India’s Armaan Ebrahim moved to the #50 Lamborghini Huracan in the Pro/Am category with Carrie Schreiner, while the #5 car was driven by Jack Bartholomew & Richard Goddard.

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 second session had the #11 take pole once again, with #37 GDL Racing Team’s Rik Breukers & Nigel Farmer finishing second and #3 Lazarus’ Artur Janosz & Toby Sowery third.

The Indo-German pair in the #50 Lamborghini was sixth overall, while remained second in Pro/Am class, with #5 duo ending up eighth.

Race 1

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.

Race 2

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.

The German driver had a difficult run under wets where she lost few positions and was involved in a fight with sister #5 outfit, while defending hard from Pro/Am class' #33 Leipert entry.

In the end, she finished seventh overall and second in Pro/Am - 0.803s behind the #5 FFF Racing car, but crucially 0.433s ahead of the the #33 Leipert.

The race up front was won by #3 Pro entry of Jansoz & Sowery, who managed to catch up and beat the 2017 champions Yazid & Cozzolino in the #11. Third went to #19 Emperor Racing pair.

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.

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