• 16-SEP-2016

  • SOURCE: Lamborghini

Michimi Takes Title; Ferrucci Completes Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Weekend Sweep at COTA

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AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 16, 2016) -   Shinya Michimi clinched the Pro Driver Championship, while Santino Ferrucci picked up his second win in two days to sweep the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America races at Circuit of the Americas.

Ferrucci took the Round 10 checkered flag in the No. 77 Courtney Racing entry representing Lamborghini Broward 6.977 seconds ahead of Michimi to sweep the final event this season on North American soil.

But the second-place finish by Michimi secured his title as the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Pro Driver Champion and Prestige Performance as Team Champions.

"I really don't know what to say," Michimi said. "I'm a bit speechless, like I was with my first win. I've just got to thank everybody in the team, everybody who has helped me out during my career. My family, all of my sponsors. They stuck with me through all the year, so I really want to thank them for all that.

"I think I've put together some really good times, as well, so I'm really happy we've been able to put something together. I lost my grandfather two years ago to cancer, and he was a drag racer. He was a lot of my inspiration. He used to tell me stories about what he did as a child and everything, so I'm dedicating this whole year to him."

The teams will head to Valencia, Spain, for the final two rounds of the championship Dec. 1-2 to decide the remaining titles followed by the World Finals on Dec. 3-4.

A combination of quick racing and good pit strategy helped Ferrucci capitalize in a competitive race.