Excitement Continues as the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series Returns to Shanghai for a Third Time
A regular stop on the Super Trofeo lineup, the Shanghai Circuit is the second stop in China this year, the addition of Zhuhai speaking to the increased importance that Lamborghini and Blancpain attaches to China and Chinese racers. The nearly 5.5km track will not be new to seasoned Super Trofeo racers, but its two sets of challenging turns, the first decreasing in radius from 93.9m to 31.8m and then another increasing from a tight 8.8m to a generous 120.55m will still challenge the skill of even the most experienced racers. The required speed limit of 87km/h on narrow turns also forces racers to be creative and adds a sense of excitement and anticipation for spectators.
Top racers will have to work hard to maintain their leading positions as the Super Trofeo enters the last few races of the season as competitors have precious few opportunities to edge ahead and take the final prize in Sepang. The star team of this year's Super Trofeo has been Jiang Xin and Max Weiser, who have taken straight first places in all races, but if they are not careful, even their unblemished record may yet be tarnished. The team of Malagamua and Urata kept the pressure on in Zhuhai and are poised to keep it going in Shanghai. Solo driver Toshiyuki Ochiai from Japan is also one to watch as he comes off of strong performances in both Fuji and Zhuhai.