Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series to Kick off Fourth Season at Japan's Fuji Speedway
The world-renowned Fuji Speedway will host the debut race for this year's series, and will be followed by world class international circuits in China, Malaysia and Indonesia, before heading to the USA's Sebring Circuit for the World Final in November, comprising of the winning competitors from the European, USA and Asian series racing head to head.
The 2015 season will see the final outing of the Gallardo, the most successful model in all of Lamborghini's history and the debut of the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo at the series, setting a new benchmark in the process.
The Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo is an all-new car built from scratch with a clear racing concept. Weighing in at 1,270kg dry, the car is powered by a naturally aspirated V10, producing 620hp and a power to weight ratio of 2.05kg/CV. A significant feature of this model is the rear wheel drive, as already adopted in the GT class. This allows Super Trofeo drivers to become accustomed with the traction system, giving them valuable experience to further their motorsport racing careers.
The Fuji Speedway is known as one of the most challenging circuits in Asia, and it is expected that the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo will put on an almighty performance in this legendary motorsport arena, with the ability to take full advantage of 620 horses to power down the straightaway. The track is known for its famously long 1.5 km of uninterrupted pedal to the metal tarmac intensity, pushing the cars to their max as they cross the checkered line at the end of the straight.
Among the new drivers this year, the series sees Yuan Bo coming via the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Young Driver Program and previously Formula Masters Asia; supported by Volkswagen. Starting last year, Lamborghini opened the Young Drivers Program, offering Lamborghini customer teams the potential to collect young, new drivers from the Formula series and Touring car series, preparing them through experience in the Super Trofeo series to start a professional GT3 driver career.
Since 2009, the Super Trofeo has combined the passionate thrill of Lamborghini motorsport with the refined craftsmanship of Blancpain – the world's oldest watchmaker – to hold a unique lifestyle racing event dedicated to the amateur racers of Asia.
The increasing success of the series worldwide has led to a major involvement by partners. In addition to the title sponsor Blancpain, Pertamina are warmly welcomed as new partners and suppliers for the 2015 season. Other companies lending their support the championship include Pirelli, OMP, X-Bionic, Becker Carbon and BMC.