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16.11.2018 - Mikko Eskelinen and Juuso Puhakka won the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Championship series - also 4th position in World Finals is an excellent result!

Final two rounds of international Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Championship series were driven at the middle of November in italian circuit of Vallelunga. In penultimate round of the series Finns Mikko Eskelinen and Juuso Puhakka collect their 5th PRO-AM victory of the season and secured their first-ever title with 3rd position in final round. Eskelinen and Puhakka are now the first Finns who have ever won Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Championship series in its' 10 years history.

For past racing weekends Mikko and Juuso have made a superb job - and they continued doing so also in Vallelunga finals as they could match their speed against Championship rivals, taiwanize Evan Chen and his japanise team mate Akihiro Asai.

In first round Mikko made a steady and fast stint. After drivers change Puhakka pushed hard and passed their fellow rivals in final laps. Due 5th victory of the season they stept into leading position in PRO-AM group before the final round which was driven just few hours later.

In qualifyings Puhakka had made second fastest lap time and therefore for the final round of the season he started racing in front row. After having a superb job he was able to make a good gap for his worst rivals. However then one driver made a big driving mistake and safety car was called into circuit and gaps were minimized. However for the drivers change Puhakka delivered the car in PRO-AM leading position which Eskelinen was able to defend until final laps of the final event.

Even Eskelinen tried to defend the leading position as best as he ever could, japanise Takeshi Matsumoto and Akihiro Asai passed the Flying Finn after he had a collision with a slower group car. However as Evan Chen and his team mate Akihiro Asai finished the event in second position, third position was enought for Eskelinen and Puhakka to secure their first-ever title. In 12/12 rounds of the season Mikko and Juuso collect 146 points against 144 which Evan and Akihiro collect.

- In past three racing weekends we've steadly been 2-3 Championship points better than Asai and Chen and therefore we knew that we would have a strong weekend aswell. As we did everything exactly the same as in previous winning Shanghai weekend, we fullfilled our goals and took the title, Puhakka tells and continues, - Even it might look easy, it really was complitely otherwise as we gave everything we ever could and the result was as we expected.

- We really earned this title as we made lots and lots of job to collect it. We utilized all our and Leipert Motorsport team experience from the car and the seres and therefore we could improve our results from rounds to next. A big thanks for a great racing experiences for our fellow rivals which also gave everything they could to reach the same result as we did. This day was absolutely my best-ever in my 11 years of racing career, Eskelinen continues.

One podium and 4th position from World Finals


After having a superb finish of Asia Championship series, the Flying Finns entered World Finals without any expectations. However in first race they, complitely by surprise, grabbed their 12th Podium of the season in intense 50 minutes event. However 6th position in second race dropped the duo to 4th position in PRO-AM overall results and therefore they were denied the medal in highly appreciated World Finals. Still the result was best-ever Finns accomplished this year as third Flying Finn Tuomas Tujula was forced to retire the event in collision he encountered in starting procedure.

Season 2018 will be remembered as very historical in Finnish Racing point of view as Eskelinen and Puhakka are now the only drivers who have won the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series. Furthermore as they collect one podium in World Finals it can be said that season 2018 was very successful: 12 of 14 possible podiums is a superb result.

- Even we lost medal position in World Finals by just two points we're more than happy for the final weekend of the season; First a victory and then third position which gave us the title we had hoped so much. Then a day later we collect one podium more in World Finals and finished the season in 6th position. I'm very proud of our performance and expecially for Leipert Motorsport and theferore we really had earned this result. Furthermore as we could improve our performance from event to next we really can enjoy a lot of this result, Puhakka tells.

- After securing the title we had no preassure to achive success in World Finals. However we were complitely surprised for the podium position and even we drove our season worst performance in second World Finals event the 4th position in overall standings was more than we could have hoped for. Juuso has made a maximum job throughout the season and as I've been able to improve my performance, the title went to correct address. Ofcourse a medal in World Finals would have been a very nice bonus but still 4th position is a result we can be very proud, Eskelinen continued.

Final results Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia 11/12, November 16th 2018 Vallelunga (Italy), PRO-AM, top-3:
1. Mikko Eskelinen (FIN) & Juuso Puhakka (FIN), 32 laps

2. Evan Chen (TPE) & Akihiro Asai (JPN), +0,190sec
3. Takeshi Matsumoto (JPN) & Toshiyuki Ochiai (JPN), 17,523sec

Final results Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia 12/12, November 16h 2018 Vallelunga (Italy), PRO-AM, top-3:
1. Takeshi Matsumoto (JPN) & Toshiyuki Ochiai (JPN), 29 kierrosta
2. Evan Chen (TPE) & Akihiro Asai (JPN), +10,633sec
3. Mikko Eskelinen (FIN) & Juuso Puhakka (FIN), +15,238sec

Final standings Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia 2018: 12/12 events, PRO-AM -group: top-5:
1. Mikko Eskelinen (FIN) & Juuso Puhakka (FIN), 146 points

2. Evan Chen (TPE) & Akihiro Asai (JPN), 144 points
3. Takeshi Matsumoto (JPN) & Toshiyuki Ochiai (JPN), 122 points
4. Prabakaran Kumar (MAS), 96 points
5. Max Wiser (ITA), 66 points


Final results Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals, Vallelunga 2018, 1/2 event, PRO-AM, top-5:
1. JC Perez (USA) & Loris Spinelli (ITA), 29 laps
2. Lorenzo Bontempelli (ITA) & Emanuele Zonzini (RSM), +12,517sec
3. Juuso Puhakka (FIN) & Mikko Eskelinen (FIN), +17,790sec
4. Takeshi Kasai (ITA) & August Macbeth (USA), +18,127sec
5. Takeshi Matsumoto (JPN) & Toshiyuki Ochiai (JPN) +18,486sec

Final results Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals, Vallelunga 2018, 2/2 event, PRO-AM, top-5:
1. Simon Larsson (SWE) & Dennis Lind (DNK), 29 laps
2. Lorenzo Bontempelli (ITA) & Emanuele Zonzini (RSM), +1,256sec
3. JC Perez (USA) & Loris Spinelli (ITA), +14,624sec
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6. Juuso Puhakka (FIN) & Mikko Eskelinen (FIN), +36,234sec

Final standings Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals, Vallelunga 2018, PRO-AM, top-5
1. JC Perez (USA) & Loris Spinelli (ITA), 25 points
2. Lorenzo Bontempelli (ITA) & Emanuele Zonzini (RSM), 24 points
3. Simon Larsson (SWE) & Dennis Lind (DNK), 16 points
4. Juuso Puhakka (FIN) & Mikko Eskelinen (FIN), 14 points
5. Shota Abkazava (GEO) & Sergej Afanisiev (RUS), 11 points


15.11.2018 - Juuso Puhakalla ja Mikko Eskelisellä edessä autourheilun superviikonloppu

- 65 autokuntaa kisassa
- Vallelungan neljän kilometrin mittainen kilparata on todella ahdas ja syheröinen. Tiistaina ajetuissa epävirallisissa harjoituksissa nähtiin paljon ulosajoja ja uskon, että samanlaisia suorituksia tullaan näkemään myös kaikissa viikonlopun useissa ajosessioissa.





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My previous press releases:
- 23.9.2018 - Mikko Eskelinen and Juuso Puhakka collect two podiums from chinese Shanghai events of Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia - Finns in leading position of PRO-AM before final two rounds
- 31.07.2018 - Transmission failure ruined Vetomies rally for Mikko Eskelinen - Retirement from third position
- 23.07.2018 - Juuso Puhakka and Mikko Eskelinen drove again nearly maximum result in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia
- 01.07.2018 - Mikko Eskelinen and Juuso Puhakka collect 27 points of 32 possible from Suzuka - PRO-AM leaders are only two points ahead
- 13.05.2018 - Juuso Puhakka and Mikko Eskelinen collected their first-ever PRO-AM victory from Thailand
- 15.04.2018 - Puhakka and Eskelinen collect two podium positions from Malaysia - Victory was lost just by two seconds!
- 28.01.2018 - Eskelinen experienced deep dissapointment from Arctic Lapland Rally - Youngsters left all veteran drivers into roles of statistics
- 10.01.2018 - Mikko Eskelinen enters Arctic Lapland Rally with brand new Skoda Fabia R5 rally car - He faces 18 fellow R5 drivers in the rally
- Season 2017 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia press releases
- Season 2016 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe press releases
- Season 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe press releases
- Season 2014 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe press releases
- Season 2013 Portugal SuperCars Series Championship press releases
- Season 2012 Spanish GT Championship series press releases
- Season 2011 GT3 European Championship & Finnish Rally Championship press releases
- Season 2010 GT3 European Championship & Finnish Suomi Rally Cup press releases
- Season 2009 GT3 Finnish Racing Championship press releases
 
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