• 18-OCT-2015

  • SOURCE: Lamborghini

Another Day Of Pure Lamborghini Racing Action Concludes At Shanghai's International Circuit

AM Podium
October 18th 2015, Shanghai (China) – Sunny skies greeted drivers and teams for day two of racing at the second Shanghai stop of this year's Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. The atmosphere was palpable as racers took to the grid for what was to be the last race of the series in Asia, before crossing the globe to finish the season with the Asian and World Finals at Florida's famed Sebring track. Eight nationalities were represented by teams, with the diversity of brightly colored stunning liveries continuing to wow spectators. The sights, sounds, speed and performance of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 never ceases to amaze all in attendance, and with such perfect conditions for racing the competition was destined for brilliance from warm up to checkered flag.

The track played host to a number of thrilling events under the China Speed Weekend banner, as well as a showing of another Italian motorsport legend, Ducati, who were present for a rider's experience program. The sheer number of pure, beautiful racing machines on site was a delight for everyone. With warm and dry track conditions, the race began at one o'clock and continued for the full fifty minutes without incident. The starting grid saw Malaysian racer Afiq Yazid in pole, followed by Anthony Liu of China in second, Toshiuki Ochiai of Japan in third and Chinese favorite Yuan Bo with Italian teammate Eduardo Liberati fourth in the lineup.

The race was started under safety car procedure, after which drivers opened up to full throttle and hurtled past spectator stands with the characteristic roar of the machines' naturally aspirated V10 engines. Once again, it was Lamborghini Young Drivers Program graduate, Afiq Yazid who took pole in the race, followed by PRO-AM driver Anthony Liu claiming first in his class. Coming in second was Yuan Bo and Eduardo Liberati, followed by Yudai Uchida of Japan in third. Among the AM drivers, Andrew Haryanto of Indonesia along with Malaysian teammate Mark Darwin finished first in class, followed by Akira Mizutami and Hajime Noma of Japan in second, with Li Chao and Zhu Junhan of China taking third.

On the 10th anniversary year of Lamborghini's presence in China, Francesco Scardaoni, Managing Director of Automobili Lamborghini China commented, "China is a key market for Lamborghini and 2015 represents the start of a new era of dedication to this market. Lamborghini is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and will continue in the pursuit of pure, cutting edge, visionary products and programs to delight our customers." Automobili Lamborghini China recently launched The China Giro, a thrilling road tour covering some of the country's most engaging landscapes and regions, along with a complimentary vehicle service for local customers.

As the excitement of two days of Lambo racing thrills draws to a close, Lamborghini, racers and teams are now able to focus their full attention on the ultimate prize at the highly anticipated World Final in Sebring, USA. The World Final is set to be an incredible racing event, with intense competition as participants from across the globe fight it out for a coveted spot on the final podium, determining who is to be crowned best of the best Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo racer. With the most exciting event of the series still to come, yet more passionate racing action is a guarantee for all involved.