Renault Sport Trophy: Capitanio and Fumanelli won sprint races

After taking the Endurance title in Renault Sport Trophy on Saturday, Dario Capitanio and David Fumanelli (Oregon Team) celebrated their titles with victories in Sprint races today. Dario Capitanio took the win in Prestige class to clinch one more title and claim his prize of a seat in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans in an LMP2 car. His teammate David Fumanelli triumphed in Elite class race in front of Nicky Pastorelli (V8 Racing) and Pieter Schothorst (Equipe Verschuur). Fourth placed Andrea Pizzitola (ART Junior Team) now leads the general classification before the season finale at Jerez.


Capitanio took the lead of Prestige race at the start, against polesitter Richard Gonda (ART Junior Team). Despite constant pressure from Gonda, Dario Capitanio held on for the win. Max Braams (V8 Racing) finished third. Diederik Sijthoff (V8 Racing) was next after pulling away in the final laps from the group including Niccolò Nalio (Oregon Team), Max van Splunteren and Jelle Beelen (V8 Racing). Antoine Boulay (Monlau Competicion) finished eighth, ahead of Andrés Mendez (Zele Racing) and Jeroen Schothorst (Equipe Verschuur), who overtook Adalberto Baptista (Oregon Team) for tenth place on the last lap.


In the Elite race David Fumanelli started from pole and held onto the lead ahead of Nicky Pastorelli, who got the better of Steijn Schothorst (Equipe Verschuur), Pieter Schothorst and Bas Schothorst (Zele Racing). At the end of a first lap the safety car was deployed following the accident of Roy Geerts (V8 Racing). After the restart, Fumanelli gradually pulled away and went on to victory ahead of Nicky Pastorelli and Pieter Schothorst.


Andrea Pizzitola (ART Junior Team) was fourth ahead of Luciano Bacheta (Oregon Team) and Christian Klien (Zele Racing). Bas Schothorst, Alan Hellmeister (Oregon Team), Vincent Capillaire (Monlau Competicion) and Duncan Huisman (V8 Racing) completed the top ten.


Check all the results at SnapLap result pages.


Photos: Media Renault Sport

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