Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series Races Into Motorsport History


The inaugural North American Lamborghini single-make-series opens with a thrilling race at Lime Rock

Lime Rock Park, CT, Friday 5th July 2013. The first ever Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Race in North America proved to be a thriller, with Lee Davis & Ryan Eversley in Car #33, representing Lamborghini Beverly Hills, taking the maiden checkered flag of the series. Also making the podium was, Richard Antinucci taking second, in car #99 and Cooper MacNeil racing for Miami, in third.

In the hotly contested race, the leading Amateur on the podium was Alex Welch representing Lamborghini Palm Beach - placing fourth overall. Lee Carpenter for Newport took P2 in the Amateur category, with Peter Aronson for Lamborghini Chicago taking third.

Race winner Ryan Eversley said, “Words can’t describe how we feel right now. My teammate Lee Davis had an amazing race and the car drove so well. We need to thank the team at GMG racing and the guys at Beverly Hills dealership for prepping providing the incredible car.”

Series Coordinator Tristan Herbert added, “Today delivered a great start to the Blancpain Super Trofeo series here in America. Both drivers and cars responded to the demands of Lime Rock incredibly well. The action and the racing was of the highest quality and we’re looking forward to more of the same for race two tomorrow.”

As Lime Rock guests enjoy Lamborghini’s unparalleled hospitality, the competition and focus of the teams turns to race two tomorrow. With history made, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series will look to build on an extraordinary North American debut.


The Racing Format – Fast Facts

- Light weight LP 570-4 Gallardo
- 5.2 liter V10s all wheel drive
- 2 x 50 Minute Races
- Mandatory pitstop between minutes 20 & 30 to allow for driver change

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North American series will feature five races run in partnership with North America’s most established racing promoters including GRAND-AM, ALMS, IMSA and IndyCar and at some of the most prestigious circuits in the US and Canada.

The racing calendar for this season is:

Lime Rock Park, CT (ALMS) 05/06 July
Kansas Speedway GRAND-AM 17/18 August
Calabogie, Canada IMSA 07/08 September
Virginia International Raceway AMLS 05/06 October
Fontana, California 18/19 October

Vallelunga

The series provides the opportunity for top placed teams and drivers to contest a World Series featuring leading drivers from the European and Asian series in Rome, Italy in November

Vallelunga (ITA) 23/24 November (Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final)

Contact Us

Visit the Squadra Corse website to follow all of Lamborghini’s racing activities at
www.squadracorse.lamborghini.com


Lamborghini Squadra Corse

Lamborghini Squadra Corse is a specialist team within Lamborghini’s R&D department dedicated to motorsport including GT3, the Super Trofeo series, and a customer driving program.

From 2013, the Squadra Corse will provide an integrated approach to Lamborghini driving experiences. A new series of ‘Esperienza’ events provide enthusiasts and prospects with opportunity for a first test-drive and to experience the world of Lamborghini.

The Lamborghini Academies, on both track and ice, provide driver training and the initial steps towards racing.

The Super Trofeo series provides the perfect first race experience for aspiring race drivers, with the Lamborghini GT3 for more experienced racers wanting to compete with the Lamborghini marque worldwide.

Blancpain

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo will once again enjoy the sponsorship of the premium watch maker, Blancpain.

Founded in 1735 by Jean-Jacques Blancpain, the watch brand bearing his name is the oldest in the world. Blancpain is currently engaged to the renewal of mechanical watchmaking and to passing on exceptional expertise from one generation to the next through constant investment in human resources, production facilities and research. This approach is its strength and the expression of our long-term vision, even though it goes against the tide of a certain tendency to seek immediate profit.

From the creation of components through to watch design, Blancpain is distinguished by its ability to develop exceptional movements. Over the past seven years, the Manufacture has indeed developed no less than 26 new calibres.

Through its various models, Blancpain preserves its heritage of precision and elegance, while also displaying an innovative and occasionally provocative spirit. Its range encompasses the sportive L-evolution line, the legendary Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch, as well as the classic Villeret collection, the high complication from Le Brassus collection and the feminine Women models.

While remaining loyal to its fundamental values, Blancpain quite naturally associates with the world of fine automotive mechanical engineering, since the key values of precision, reliability and sturdiness are required and shared by both cars and watches.

Pirelli

Founded in 1872, Pirelli is the world’s fifth largest tire manufacturer based on revenues. With a presence in over 160 countries, the company now has 22 tire manufacturing facilities on five continents and employs some 34,000 people.

Having been involved in motor racing since 1907, Pirelli is currently the single tire manufacturer for Formula 1™ for the 2011-2013 championship seasons and for the World Superbike Championship. This is an important challenge in terms of technological innovation and is a key means of promoting the Pirelli brand.

In 2013, Pirelli underlines its status as the global tire manufacturer with the biggest commitment to motorsport. In total, the Italian firm supplies 138 different championships across the world, excluding Formula One, both on the road and on the track. One of the most important engagements is the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, supplied exclusively by Pirelli, which highlights the strong technical collaboration that the two Italian icons have shared since 1963.

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