After a fantastic inaugural meeting in Adria, Italy, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series now travels to Norisring, Germany, for the second of the season’s six race weekends. A host of 570 hp Super Trofeo race cars are set to grace the street circuit on 26-28 June 2009, showcasing the world’s fastest one-make series.
Drivers will pilot the Super Trofeo, a derivative of the Gallardo LP 560-4, equipped with a V10 5.2 litre ‘Iniezione Diretta Stratificata’ engine and Lamborghini four-wheel drive system. Amongst those contending will be Germany’s Prince Albert II, the 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and 2007 ADAC GT Masters Vice-Champion, who will get behind-the-wheel of the Team Lamborghini VIP car.
Also set to contest is Bavarian driver Achim Winter. Despite entering into motorsport at the age of 19, Winter, who raced at the first meeting in Italy, has only recently returned to the sport, driving for Lamborghini München Team Holzer. “The series is great fun,” said Winter. “I always dreamed of racing at Norisring; I have been several times but have never competed there. The track always attracts big crowds, which gives you so much adrenaline and motivation.”
Winter and von Thurn und Taxis will battle against drivers such as 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner Peter Kox, who achieved a podium finish at Adria with team-mate Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain. Endurance racing veteran Alexander Frei and former-Formula One test-driver Jonathan Cochet will also compete at Norisring, supporting the ever-popular touring car series, DTM.
“The Super Trofeo had an outstanding debut at Adria, and we are looking forward to a repeat performance in Germany,” said Lamborghini’s Director of Brand and Design, Manfred Fitzgerald. “The street circuit will provide a different challenge for the Super Trofeo, but the racing is set to be just as close and just as riveting.”
Notes to editors
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo features the Lamborghini Super Trofeo: a lightweight version of the Gallardo LP 560-4. The Super Trofeo is equipped with a reworked chassis and a power output of 419 kW (570 hp) from its V10, ‘Iniezione Diretta Stratificata’ engine. The race car features Lamborghini’s permanent four-wheel drive, making the Super Trofeo the only one-make, all-wheel-drive motorsport series.
Formed in 1735, luxury Swiss watchmaker Blancpain is the series’ title sponsor. Its President and CEO, Marc A. Hayek, is very proud to take the wheel of a Super Trofeo for the second race weekend.
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo runs over six European race weekends, alongside other prestigious series such as the FIA GT Championship, DTM and the British F3 and GT Championships. Either one or two drivers per car can register for the series; each race weekend comprises of free practice, qualifying session, and three 40-minute races.
For more information visit the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo website www.lamborghini.com/supertrofeo. For high-resolution images and further media enquires please do not hesitate to contact the media team on firstname.lastname@example.org
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