Chris van der Drift and Marco Giltrap have made it two from two in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia round at Fuji, taking victory in Sunday’s sole race.
The victory is the duo’s fourth win from six races in 2023 and sees them further cement their spot at the top of the championship standings.
Giltrap was tasked with starting the race off the second row and was immediately put on the back foot as he was pinched by a car diving down the inside at Turn 1, leaving the Lamborghini Auckland sandwiched with a car also on the outside. They would sustain minor damage from the contact and drop down to sixth.
Giltrap would then get to business and work his way forward, charging to third in just 10 minutes but with work to do as the two leaders pulled clear.
He would hand over to van der Drift just prior to the mid-point, while the Australian entry of Jackson Walls and Tony Walls, which had been running second, lost out to the Kiwis through a successful undercut.
Van der Drift would take the lead shortly after beginning his stint, continuing to pull clear to take a comfortable 12-second victory over the D1 Racing Team entry of Dan Wells and Oscar Lee, which managed a late pass on the Toshihiro Kaneishi and Shunsuke Kohno entry to take second.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia will return for Round 4 of 6 on 18-20 August at Everland Speedway.
Van der Drift will next be in action in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia at Chang International Circuit on August 4-6, where he currently sits third in the standings.
Giltrap will return to the Porsche Sprint Challenge Australia on 11-13 August at The Bend, looking to build on his championship lead over compatriot Ronan Murphy.
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