With two class wins and two poles in this season, the No. 50 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Beverly Hills team has shown to be not only consistent, but consistently fast.
“I think the key to that success has been mitigated progress,” said Proto. “We haven’t radically changed how we do things trying to get quick results, more often than not we’re maximizing our resources extremely carefully and deliberately, but in the right places. Shane and his guys have done some amazing work these past two years, and I’m proud to see where we continue to go.”
Proto’s co-driver Edoardo Piscopo, who has had success at VIR, is hoping the team returns to victory lane this weekend.
“Our goal is to repeat ourselves after the win in Road America,” said Piscopo. “I won two races here in 2015 and I feel like I know the track well enough to attack from session one.”
Piscopo’s confidence and attack mentality is not lost on Proto, who recognizes that with each point making a difference in the championship battle, every finishing position will matter as the season head down the stretch.
“It would be easy to rest on laurels and arrive with a mentality of ‘just get by,’ but we want to take every opportunity as it’s handed to us,” Proto said of the US RaceTronics team’s VIR weekend preparation. “The perfect scenario would be leaving VIR solely in the lead of the points, and with some buffer to the guys behind.
“Everyone on the team intends to take each event step by step, and we plan to follow that here and just knuckle down and work out a result.”
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo event weekend at Virginia International Raceway gets underway with a pair of practice sessions on Friday, followed by qualifying for both races on Saturday at 9:55 a.m. ET with Race 1 on Saturday at 4:55 p.m. ET and Race 2 on Sunday at 10:25 a.m. ET. Both 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series races can be streamed on IMSA.TV and squadracorse.lamborghini.com/super-trofeo/north-america