Jefferies & Breukers Take Championship Lead
Posted on: February 18, 2017
They are constant and make no mistakes: Rik Breukers, 18-year-old Dutch member of the Lamborghini Young Drivers Program, and Axcil Jefferies, 22-year-old from Zimbabwe with experience in the GP2 Series, won Race 2 and are now the new leaders of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East in the PRO class.
The second race of the Middle East series for the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeos, held on Saturday, February 18 at the Dubai Autodrome, really started with all the prerequisites for an exciting fight for the top positions: Marco Antonelli started from the pole position and behind him was Rik Breukers. But in the first lap, there was a plot twist: the track, whose conditions were tricky because of the rain fallen before the start, misled Antonelli, who ran off track, ending up immediately out of the race. This gave the opportunity to the duo of the car # 7 of GDL Racing, Breukers and Jefferies, to manage the entire race and score another victory, after that conquered in Race 1 the previous day.
In the PRO class, Breukers and Jefferies are now leading the standings, but they are only one point ahead of the Huracán # 15 of FFF Racing by ACM, driven by the young German female driver Carrie Schreiner and the American Richard Goddard: in Race 2, they repeated the result of Race 1, thus getting a third place overall and second class place.
Rik Breukers - GDL Racing #7 (first overall and first in the PRO class): "The track conditions at the start were rather tricky. Initially, I thought I'd push and make some pressure to Antonelli, who then made a mistake. After that I tried to manage the race to leave the car in a good position to Axcil."
Axcil Jefferies: - GDL Racing #7 (first overall and first in the PRO class): "Today’s race was tough, because during the driver change, we had a problem with the radio. This made us lose a bit of time and the first position. I managed to regain it and did my whole stint without any communication from the pits; but when I saw the checkered flag fall, it was a great satisfaction."
The third and final round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East will take place on March 2-4 at the Dubai Autodrome, with the GP layout (5.390 m), instead of the International Track (4.290 m).