- At the Nürburgring the fifth round of the European series
- The Asian championship stops off at the Fuji Speedway
- At the COTA in Texas the penultimate round of the US series
Sant’Agata Bolognese, September 14, 2016
From east to west and vice versa: the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is going to face a weekend on three continents. From September 15-18, about 80 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeos will be simultaneously engaged in the Europe, Asia and North America series on tracks full of charm such as those of the Nürburgring, Fuji and the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). One common thread will ideally join three different geographic areas under the banner of motorsport and of the one-make series dedicated to the cars of the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese, before the World Finals of Valencia, which will see the three championships in action on that track in early December.
LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO EUROPE
- In Germany, challenge between Lind and Postiglione in the PRO
- Amstutz-Kujala aim at remaining the leaders in the PRO-AM
- Frank Biela at the start on his home track
After Monza, Silverstone, Paul Ricard and Spa (where there was the historical record of 50 cars at the start), the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe will arrive in the Eifel circuit. In Germany, Dennis Lind is going to start as the leader in the PRO class with the highest number of victories to his credit (five up to now). The young Dane of the team Raton Racing is only nine points ahead of Vito Postiglione, driver of the team Imperiale Racing. In the PRO-AM, after having monopolized the Belgian weekend, the crew of Bonaldi Motorsport, formed by Patrick Kujala and Adrian Amstutz, will try to further extend their lead over the 18-year-old Dutchman Rik Breukers (GDL Racing), currently at -11 points. Steve Tandy, leader in the AM class with Imperiale Racing, will be absent. At the Nürburgring, the Nigerian of Leipert Motorsport, Nouri Shahin, after scoring his first victory at Spa, will try to give an encore and to cancel that “gap” of just two points separating him from the top of the ranking. In the Lamborghini Cup , there will be a new challenge with Tim Richards (Toro Loco), who is just 4 points ahead of Gerard Van der Horst and six ahead of William Van Deyzen, who both hit two wins at Spa with the colors of the team Van der Horst Motorsport. Among the illustrious presences, the German Frank Biela, multiple winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and DTM champion, will be at the start with Dörr Motorsport just like at Spa.
LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO NORTH AMERICA
- In Texas, the US series is coming to an end
- Michimi aims at continuing his trail of victories
- Challenge between Duerson-Hindman and Gdovic in the PRO-AM
At the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America is going to face the penultimate round before landing in Europe for the race in Valencia, in the same week as the World Finals. With six wins scored in eight races, Shinya Michimi is leading the PRO standings. The “Japanese from Cincinnati” racing for Prestige Performance is 43 points ahead of Emmanuel Anassis in the standings and scored two absolute wins in the most recent double round at the VIR, at the end of August. Another crew of Prestige Performance is leading the PRO-AM standings, with Craig Duerson and Trent Hindman (four class victories and four absolute podiums to their credit), who are just three points ahead of Brandon Gdovic. Ahead of everyone among the AM drivers is the other Canadian, Damon Ockey, who scored four victories in his class and got to the podium in all races. In the Lamborghini Cup, the absolute protagonist will be Ross Chouest, who has always got the top step of the podium so far.
LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO ASIA
- The series returns to Japan for the second time in 2016
- Ochiai and Yazid are ready to defend their leading positions
- Two Japanese drivers are in the first two positions
For the fifth consecutive year, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia has made stops on a historic circuit like that of Fuji, the same track that in 2015 saw the continental debut of the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo. After Suzuka, the one-make series dedicated to the cars of the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese will return to Japan for the second time this season. On his home track, Toshiyuki Ochiai, with the Malay Afiq Yazid, will aim at maintaining his leading position in the standings over Yasuyuki Uchida and the New Zealander Jono Lester, who are currently in second.
Both races of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe at the Nürburgring will be broadcasted live in Italy by Nuvolari TV.
You can watch both the European rounds and those of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America at COTA live on the website of Lamborghini Squadra Corse: squadracorse.lamborghini.com/live-streaming
. You can watch the races again on the official YouTube channel of Automobili Lamborghini, www.youtube.com/lamborghini
For all three continental series of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the sixth and last round of the season will take place at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia next December 1-2. During the same weekend, the Spanish track will host the World Finals, in which the best drivers of the three series in Europe, Asia and North Americas will challenge one another to become the 2016 world champions.