Team Autovitesse-R.AFFOLTER - SuperTrofeo 2012
Cédric Leimer, racing for Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter, was crowned 2012 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo champion after the first race of the weekend by securing sufficient points to open an unassailable lead. Dimitri Enjalbert/Bernard Delhez finished as championship runners up fought to the death by Andrea Amici who led a thrilling race two win from the back of the grid. Leonardo Geraci is the 2012 amateur champion. Autocarrozzeria Imperiale SRL took both the PRO-AM and amateur team titles. Alain Delamuraz, Blancpain?s Vice President and Head of Marketing joined Automobili Lamborghini?s President & CEO, Stephan Winkelmann to present the championship awards this afternoon as part of Blancpain?s continuing support of the series for 2013.
Autovitesse looked to have another strong finish in prospect, with Hervé Leimer running as high as P3 before clashes dropped the Swiss driver to 9th in the closing phase of the race. Mike Edmonds took the amateur honours, finishing in fourth place for Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team UK, closely followed by Aristotelis Varvaroussis who brought Heico-Gravity Charouz home in fifth place.
PRO-AM Champion, Cédric Leimer #63, Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter
?I am never 100% satisfied by nature as everybody knows, but when everything is said and done, I am really delighted at how the season has worked out. What I have achieved would be impossible if it wasn?t for the support of Michel (Devernay). This is my fourth season and my second title, which is unbelievable, especially as this season has been a big test, very very difficult and that?s why I wanted to win so much for myself, the team and Michel. The new car we saw today looks amazing, so who knows, maybe we try again in 2013??
Michel Devernay, Team Manager, Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter
?It has been a fantastic season with fantastic drivers and wonderful to win with Cedric. Who would expect that with only four years of racing experience that Cedric would achieve so much? It has been a hugely competitive season but we have a good team and we work hard to constantly learn and improve every race. When you work well as a team, you can do anything.?