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Koller Takes GT Open Cup Championship Win With Car On Fire

Last lap clash between title contenders sees dramatic finish

Hans-Peter Koller took the inaugural GT Cup Open Championship in his VSR Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo despite massive drama on the final lap of the final race, the Lamborghini losing the race lead to Championship rival Niki Leutwiler, but the pair making seemingly light side to side contact through Curva Grande on the final lap as the pass was made.

Leutwiler just needed to finish ahead to take the title but both were in big trouble, a right rear puncture for the Porsche, a left rear puncture for the Lamborghini, both pushed on to try to cross the line in the pits but as car after car passed them the points ebbed away taking any chance of Leutwiler grabbing the title with them.

The Porsche entered the pit lane on the grass and Koller pitted, and went by Leutwiler with the rear of the Huracan fully alight after the damaged wheel apparently produced enough heat to ignite the surrounding bodywork.

The full race video is here, watch from 1:04.00 for the late race dramas!

Neither would score points so the gap pre-race remained, Koller the winner of the GT Open support Series.