• 09-APR-2013

  • SOURCE: Lamborghini

Blancpain Lamborghini GT3 Wins on Debut in the Hungary 12hrs

Blancpain Lamborghini GT3 Wins on Debut in the Hungary 12hrs
Automobili Lamborghini opened its 2013 motor racing season with a prestigious win at the Hungary 12hrs held at the Hungaroring in Budapest on Saturday.

The victory, delivered by the trio of Swiss driver Marc Hayek, Dutchman Nico Pronk and countryman Peter Kox, was the first for the new Lamborghini Gallado GT3 variant developed jointly by Automobili Lamborghini and Reiter Engineering, a cornerstone in the marque's burgeoning engagement in motorsport.

Based on the new Gallardo MY13, a focus of the new GT3 FL2's development is on long-distance performance and includes '24-hour' brakes, improved engine cooling and reduced fuel consumption. The car features a highly efficient aero kit, a new front splitter, a rear carbon diffuser based on that developed for the Super Trofeo and an overall improved power to weight performance, with the GT3 FL2's weight reduced by 25kg over the previous Gallardo GT3.

Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini said, "Last year we as a company made some serious commitments to motorsport in our 50th anniversary, one of which was to contest the GT3 category in a far more committed way. I am delighted that the co-operation between Reiter Engineering and our development engineers has done such a good job to deliver an early success and they - and the drivers - must take credit for a convincing win in such competitive company – it is the best possible start to Lamborghini's 2013 motor racing season."

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