Lamborghini and Blancpain have announced that the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the fastest single make series in the world, is confirmed for the 2012 and 2013 seasons in Europe, and will launch the series in Asia in 2012.
Blancpain, the world’s longest-established watch maker, will continue its title sponsorship in both Europe and Asia. Luxury Swiss brand Blancpain has been title sponsor for three years since the Super Trofeo’s first race season in 2009.
“We’re delighted to confirm the continuation of our one-make race series, at the same time as we launch the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale: our most extreme Gallardo yet, which brings motor racing excitement and theatre directly to the road through a street-legal version of our race car,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “We are also extremely privileged to continue our relationship with Blancpain: the Super Trofeo series has gained significant momentum since we first announced it in 2008, drawing teams, drivers and VIP guests from across Europe, and we are delighted to now expand the series into Asia where it is already being eagerly anticipated by participants and audiences.”
Marc Hayek, CEO of Blancpain, commented: “The Super Trofeo provides a perfect relationship between our two luxury, innovative and international brands. Asia is an extremely important region for Blancpain, as it is for Lamborghini, and we look forward to developing our activities on this much wider stage.”
The European series will continue under the same sporting regulations as this year with a calendar to include major F1 circuits in key European countries.
The Asian series will use the same Super Trofeo car as in Europe with minor market modifications. Starting with a test in Sepang in spring, the series will visit circuits in China, Malaysia, Japan and Taiwan over five race weekends.
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo is a lightweight version of the Gallardo LP 570-4, with a reworked chassis and a power output of 570 hp from its V10 engine. The race car features Lamborghini’s permanent four-wheel drive, making the Super Trofeo the only one-make, all-wheel drive race series, as well as the fastest one-make series in the world.
The 2011 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo season began in April, featuring the Lamborghini Super Trofeo: a lightweight version of the Gallardo LP 570-4. The Super Trofeo has a reworked chassis and a power output of 419 kW (570 hp) from its V10, ‘Iniezione Diretta Stratificata’ engine. The race car features Lamborghini’s permanent four-wheel drive, making the Super Trofeo the only one-make, all-wheel drive motorsport series.
Lamborghini will again partner with luxury Swiss watchmaker Blancpain, who is the series’ title sponsor, creating a perfect partnership between two prestigious and highly-innovative brands.
Pirelli, one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers and sole OEM supplier to Automobili Lamborghini, partners the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series. Pirelli, who have a successful motorsport heritage across rally, sports cars and Formula One, will be for the second season a strategic partner to the series. With a history built on high performance tyres, Pirelli is a world leader in both original equipment and the aftermarket, with 24 factories in 12 countries around the world