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Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini sweep all at the Paul Ricard

Lamborghini took a clean-sweep in the opening round of the International GT Open Championship at the Paul Ricard Circuit in the South of France, with the Emil Frey Racing team claiming both race wins on the first outing for the Hurcán GT3 Evo.
 
Albert Costa and Giacomo Altoè dominated the first race of the weekend on Saturday from fourth on the grid, with Costa completing a near-perfect opening stint in the #63 Huracán.
 
After handing over to Altoè at the pit-stop change, the #63 rejoined without losing a place and began setting about the leading duo of Marcelo Hahn (McLaren) and Miguel Ramos (Mercedes). The 18-year-old Italian, a graduate of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Young Drivers Programme, made assertive overtakes on both to take the lead with half an hour of the race remaining. Altoè impressively held off the attentions of the McLaren of Henrique Cheves to win by just over half a second at the flag.
 
Altoè and Costa added a fourth place finish to their tallies in the second race as team-mates Norbert Siedler and Mikaël Grenier made it a double victory for Lamborghini.
 
Siedler and Grenier made great inroads from seventh on the grid in the #14 Lamborghini and lept to the front of the pack thanks to an impeccable team strategy. Having started the race, Siedler ran closely behind Altoè in fourth before the driver change stops but fantastic pit-work from the Emil Frey Racing crew allowed Grenier to feed back out in the lead, making the most of the handicap time penalties for those in front.