Automobili Lamborghini’s one-make series, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, heads to Germany’s Hockenheimring for the penultimate round of the 2011 season on 30 September – 2 October.
Autocarrozzeria Imperiale S.R.L.’s Matteo Zucchi leads the way in the Pro-Am Drivers’ Standings, but the Italian will be looking over his shoulder as the competition isn’t far behind. Autovitesse Garage R. Affolter racer Cédric Leimer is in pursuit just five points adrift while third-placed Gerhard Tweraser is also in close contention.
Zucchi’s co-pilot Fabio Babini will be hoping to build an unassailable lead in the Pro Drivers’ Standings. The Italian currently stands 37 points ahead of closest rival Peter Kox, and with just three races remaining after the German rounds, if Babini stretches his lead to a margin greater than 45 points he will be crowned champion.
Three new faces join the series’ grid at Hockenheim, including Italy’s young female driver Michela Cerruti, who will race alongside Automobili Lamborghini test driver Mario Fasanetto in the #1 Automobili Lamborghini VIP guest entry. Cerruti will enter the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo as a continuation of the partnership between the marque and the Italian Motor Sport Commission ‘CSAI’ which saw talented driver Luigi Ferrara drive the Super Trofeo race car earlier this year.
“Once again CSAI and Lamborghini have collaborated and we are very happy to participate in the initiative, this time giving a young woman the chance to gain further experience,” said Angelo Sticchi Damiani, President of CSAI. “We’ve chosen Michela because she’s shown great class and determination this season. For CSAI this promotional initiative is an ongoing test and I will meet with Lamborghini executives soon to set up a plan that gives us equally exciting opportunities to nurture our driving talents. As the end of the season approaches, I’d like to thank Lamborghini for its commitment to the project.”
In the #2 Automobili Lamborghini VIP entry is the pairing of Jochen Übler and Martin Öhlin. Übler, editor of German publication Auto Motor Und Sport, rejoins the series after an appearance in 2010, while respected touring car driver Öhlin makes his debut after finishing his campaign in the 2011 Scandinavian Touring Car Cup.
In exciting news away from the track, Automobili Lamborghini has confirmed that the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the world’s only one-make
all-wheel drive series, will continue in 2012 and 2013, with a sister series launching in Asia.
“It’s great to see the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo providing yet more thrilling race action,” said Maurizio Reggiani, Automobili Lamborghini Director of Research and Development, and responsible for motorsport. “The fact that we’ve confirmed the continuation and expansion of the series is testament to the excitement that comes with the Super Trofeo racing car.”
Source: Lamborghini Super Trofeo