Spirit and Passion Abound in Shanghai on First Day of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo
Today's event was enhanced by the attendance of the President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann and all Lamborghini Board members, showing the emphasis Lamborghini places of Shanghai as part of the Super Trofeo as well as the Chinese market as a whole.
The new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo was also officially displayed for the first time in Asia today in the paddock area of the Shanghai International Circuit, giving media, customers and partners an opportunity to get up-close and personal with the latest addition to the Lamborghini family. Specifically designed for the Super Trofeo series, the Huracán is a true racecar that incorporates the best that Lamborghini has to offer.
The Shanghai International Circuit, a typical F-1 style track, forced drivers to shift gears both literally and figuratively. The different layout of the track, compared with the previous two stops, meant that drivers had to change their strategy to make the most of the long straights and intense turns that make this track so challenging.
Drivers began the day very strategically with leading drivers maintaining key positions before making their move. This was until Lap 15 when the Malaysian team of Zen/Afiq (#69) lost their leading position, ultimately placing second. The two big surprises of the day was a new arrival to the leader board, Andrea Garbagnati (#6), who took first place and the unexpected absence of regular champions Wiser/Jiang (#9) on the leader board, being forced out of the race after only the second lap.
This stop on the Super Trofeo circuit was held in conjunction with the third annual Sports Car Champions Festival ('SCCF'), a series of races by VW Group China brands. Automobili Lamborghini is proud to be a part of the event, lending its unique style and lifestyle to the growth of China's nascent but vibrant sport racing culture.