Dijon: Victory for Lammers Dome

The Racing For Holland team celebrated a perfect weekend at Dijon this afternoon with a convincing one-two finish. Jan Lammers and young team mate Val Hillebrand romped home to a third consecutive victory to open up a 25-point advantage in the points table

Dijon: Victory for Lammers Dome

The lead Dome headed home their new team-mates this weekend, Beppe Gabbiani and Felipe Ortiz, by over a lap. The expected opposition to the Dutch Domes, the Pescarolo Sport Courage C60 Peugeot of Jean Christophe Boullion and Franck Lagorce, struggled from the outset after the team opted to start the race with a softer compound of Goodyear tyres on the right side of their car. Lammers was never headed in the early exchanges and passed on a healthy lead to Val Hillebrand who atoned for his large free practice accident by bringing the car home for a resounding win.

After Lammers and Hillebrand disappeared from view, the main battle of the race was in the first five laps between the second Dome Judd of Gabbiani and the Pescarolo Courage of Boullion, which doggedly held on to second place before the Italian veteran made a stunning move going in to the Gauche De La Bretelle to take second place. Beppe then put in some scorching laps to catch Lammers and matched his pace until the first stops when he lost time.

"I overshot the pit a little bit and that was enough to lose me around 15 seconds as the team pushed me back," Gabbiani explained.

Despite the small error, Dome's superiority meant that they still held second place as the Pescarolo Courage had fallen too far behind to capitalise. Jean Christophe Boullion handed over to Franck Lagorce but neither Frenchman could do anything but watch the Domes stretch their advantage.

The SR2 class saw the usual close racing with Lucchini renewing their 100 percent winning record this season with Mirko Savoldi and Piergiuseppe Peroni scoring their third win of the year. Savoldi led all but eight laps in the opening half of the race before Peroni took over and won by a lap from Team Jota's Pilbeam Nissan.

Lammers/Hillebrand Racing For Holland Dome Judd 118laps
Gabbiani/Ortiz Racing For Holland Dome Judd 117laps
Boullion/Lagorce Pescarolo Sport Courage Peugeot 116laps
Peroni/Savoldi Lucchini Alfa Romeo 110laps
Hignett/Stack Team Jota Pilbeam Nissan 109laps
Bruneau/Rostan PiR Competition Pilbeam Sodemo 105laps

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