• 12-JUL-2015

Thrilling Lamborghini Racing Continues Uninterrupted For the Second Day at the Shanghai International Circuit

The extreme weather which had threatened the weekends racing passed by without interrupting the first of two stops in China set for this season's Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. With nine nationalities represented, the series continued as planned, giving gentleman and professional drivers from all over Asia the chance to compete in the world's most thrilling one make series. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 also continued to amaze both drivers and onlookers with its excellent performance in all conditions.

Yesterday's torrential rain relented for the second day of racing. By the afternoon, the storm clouds were replaced by patchy skies with occasional rays of sunshine, and when the racers took to the tarmac, the track had all but dried out. The starting grid saw Yuan Bo in pole, followed by Toshiyuki Ochiai and Afiq Yazid.

For safety reasons, the race was started under safety car proceedure, giving those at the front of the grid a slight advantage, however unfortunately, local favorite Yuan Bo was unable to finish the race. Malaysian star of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Young Driver Program, Afiq Yazid of the PRO class, once again saw success at the track taking first place overall. He was followed by PRO-AM drivers Anthony Liu and Davide Rizzo in second, and Japanese PRO-AM Yudai Uchida, who placed third overall. Smart Tse from Hong Kong, China finished third in the PRO-AM class, while in the AM class, Mizutani and Noma finished first, followed by Li Chao of China in second and Kimura Takeshi in third.

Not only were the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo cars performing on the track, but also at the circuit and on public display for the first time in China was the Huracán GT3, the first ever GT3 car developed by Lamborghini and the car that represents the Italian maker's debut entry in the international GT3 race series.

The afternoon also saw the launch of the first leg of Automobili Lamborghini China's 10 year anniversary celebratory 'China Giro'. The China Giro is the first event of its kind for Lamborghini, not just in China but all of Asia. The tour consists of four legs which will span the eastern, southern, western and northern regions of country. Each leg of the tour will follow a theme: Time, Space, Culture and Mood, respectively. Guests and attendees will partake the an adventurous road trip with a number of stimulating daily activities, as well as enjoying the drive through a number of China's most beautiful and scenic landscapes.

As the thrill of two days of challenging racing in Shanghai comes to an end, Lamborghini, Blancpain, the drivers and teams will turn their sights on the next stop of the Asian Super Trofeo – the Kuala Lumpur Street Race. The street race is a hugely anticipated event which will see drivers compete for the first time on a road track through the streets of KL and around the Petronas Towers in a truly breathtaking display of beauty in motion. The race promises to be an unforgettable weekend of stunningly picturesque action set to see thousands of viewers and near unlimited attention from local race fans and citizens alike.