Having secured the runner-up spot last time out at Suzuka, FFF Racing by ACM repeated the result this weekend (19-20 August) as the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series reconvened at Fuji Speedway for the fourth round of the championship.
In what was a mixed weekend for the Chinese-based team, the second position in the Pro-Am class in Saturday’s race proved to be the highlight. Richard Goddard qualified a strong seventh in the #50 Lamborghini Huracan GT3, gaining two positions in his stint before handing over to Carrie Schreiner who maintained position after a strong race to finish second in class, seventh overall.
The sister #5 Lamborghini enjoyed a solid race, but ultimately fifth position overall proved to be a little frustrating for Jack Bartholomew and Armaan Ebrahim. The former found himself held up at the first corner, resulting in a loss of track time. This allowed the field to get the jump and Bartholomew spent much of his stint closing down the gap once again. Ebrahim made gains to finish in fifth position.
Sunday’s races proved difficult with Schreiner being hit at the start and forced to pit to replace a punctured tyre, making a strong result all but impossible. Bartholomew meanwhile was unable to make the start from a promising fifth position due to a mechanical issue on the #5 Lamborghini.
“It was another good result for the Schreiner/Goddard entry and we can take satisfaction from that and being on the podium again,” said FFF Racing Team Owner Sean Fu Songyang. “Sunday’s race wasn’t what we had hoped for, but that’s racing and we enjoyed our second visit to Japan. Now we look forward to Shanghai next month and aim for the top step of the podium.”