Date posted : May 29. 2012
We already knew about the Super Trofeo series going to Asia, but now we've seen the inaugural race, and just like in Europe during the last four years, the race on the Sepang International Circuit was very interesting with no less than 18 teams comprised of drivers from China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan ... this two-race weekend once again showed the Blancpain race car results in some amazing competitive racing.
Over in Asia the Super Trofeo Series will be held on some of the most important, and well-known race tracks, starting out on Sepang the Series continues in Fuji, Ordos, Zhuhai, Penbay to reach the grand finale in November on the famous Shanghai track.
Racing in Asia is a very important step in making the Lamborghini make even more known, at this moment sales in that market have been growing ever since, bringing the racing experience closer to possible customers will only fortify the sale potential of the Raging Bull in Asia.
This first racing series was held over several stints, with the obligatory training sessions that lead up to twin racing stints ... both won by a Chinese team driving car number 37 with Liu and Rizzo taking subsequent position behind the steering wheel.
Similar to the setup in Europe, the Asian Super Trofeo Series will be held next to other important racing event, the Sepang race was accompanied by the Malaysian Super Series, while in Japan the Formula Nippon will race at the same weekend, in Zhuhai the Series gets partnered with the Audi Pandelta Race while the big final will be a serious experience for visitors. On the Shanghai track the Super Trofeo race cars will be joined by the Audi R8 LMS Cup, the VW Scirocco Cup Asia and the Porsche Cup Asia ... so a lot of race prepared cars competing in one important weekend.
Taking into the account the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race car being a lightweight version of the already impressive Gallardo LP560-4 this bespoke 'gentleman racer' comes complete with a reworked chassis and a power output of 419 kW from its V10 engine. The race car features Lamborghini’s permanent four-wheel drive and comes equipped with leading safety features, including an FIA FT-3 fuel cell, a full roll cage, a new Brembo Racing brake system and compatibility with HANS safety devices.
Typical of Lamborghini, the Super Trofeo's bodyshell is not only extremely light but also exceptionally safe. Boasting tremendous torsional stiffness, the Super Trofeo maintains outstanding handling. Carbon-fibre composite features heavily in the bodyshell's construction, forming the front skirt, splitter, rear bonnet, front compartment cover, side skirts, diffuser, rear skirt and large rear wing. The rear wing can also be repositioned to suit the requirements of different race tracks and environments, while all the race car's windscreens and windows are made from Makrolon lightweight hi-tech polycarbonate.
Complementing its carbon fiber black Alcantara panels, the Super Trofeo comes equipped with one low-mounted racing bucket seat, produced in light and stiff Kevlar carbon-fibre composite, providing perfect ergonomic support to the driver, who is then secured into position by a six-point racing harness.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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