He had shone and flown over the first of the seven races of the Ultimate Cup Auto Series, on March
23rd and 24th on the Portuguese Estoril circuit at the gates of Lisbon, Amaury Bonduel triumphing
twice and placing second of the three races of the first race of the 2019 season in this brand new
Championship created and launched during the off-season by the promoter Auvergnat Vincent
And, this Friday, April 26, the young Belgian driver, once again highlighted and imposed himself,
dominating again the first of the three races of the second race of the 2019 calendar, which takes
place this weekend on the Bourguignon circuit of Dijon-Prenois.
Starting from pole position earlier in the morning, the young Tarnaise Lamo Racing driver made an
excellent start and was never worried throughout the 24 laps of this first race on the Bourguignonne
Especially since his team-mate at Lamo, the fast Sacha Lehmann, with whom he shared the first line,
has incredibly and as at his three Portuguese starts, once again totally missed.
As a result, it was a third thief who started just behind this second row duo, Augustin Collinot who
took advantage of the opportunity and took second place. However, he was not going to keep it until
the finish line, finally ranking only third, logically overtaken by Amaury Bonduel untouchable and
Sacha Lehmann, extremely fast and who saw his poor flight, he pointed beyond the tenth place at
the first corner, was incredibly successful in coming back in the thirty minutes of the race, on the
podium, ending in a beautiful and unexpected second place, well deserved, the two hopes offering
by the same opportunity, a sensational hat-trick to the Lamo Racing team of Benoit Lamolinairie.
This first Top 5 being completed by the Italian Brice Morabito from Scuderia TS Corsecet by Lebreton
of Formula Motorsport, who is ahead of another transalpine Formula Renault monoplace specialist,
After the podium presentations, all three displayed a radiant smile: Amaury for his victory of course,
for his first podium of 2019 and finally Sacha for his crazy comeback which allowed him to finish in
Amaury who confided to us:
I left well and quickly took my distance. Fortunately, I managed to create a solid gap around six
seconds because quite quickly over the laps, the car was no longer great. Then, given my lead, I
mainly tried to save tires. Under these conditions, I am happy to win this 1st race and to continue on
my momentum of Estoril, 2-1st-1st and therefore still 1st.
At his side, his dolphin, the unfortunate Sacha Lehmann, told us:
Yes, once again, I missed my start like in Estoril. That's weird. Amazing. Fortunately, I managed to win
back place after place, lap after lap and finish in third place. With consolation, the best lap time in
the race! We will have to think about what to do next and explain this succession of bad starts.
Augustin Collinot, was also satisfied with his third place:
I have made a very, very good start. And with Sacha's missed, I was second. But quickly, I felt a
problem with my tyres and the car was vibrating. It wasn't the same car anymore… So I just ensured
my position, not trying to fight at all. My only goal, the ultimate purpose being to lead the car to the
chequered flag in the best place. So, finishing second is fine for me.
This Friday late afternoon, second race, the third being scheduled for Saturday morning.
Source : http://www.autonewsinfo.com/2019/04/26/ultimate-cup-auto-a-dijon-nouveau-succes-