01 februar 2011
LAMBORGHINI CONFIRMS RACE CALENDAR FOR 2011 LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO
The 2011 calendar for Lamborghini’s one-make series, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, has been confirmed. The series will visit circuits across Europe in 2011 as professional and gentleman drivers compete for Lamborghini honours at the wheel of 570hp V10 Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars.
2011 marks the third year of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo following two seasons of close competition, where the series’ titles have remained undecided until the final event. Once again, the series will visit demanding circuits across the continent, including the iconic Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and the technically challenging Paul Ricard in France. A new addition for 2011, the Super Trofeo season-opener will be held at the renowned Italian circuit of Monza in April.
Lamborghini will continue its partnership with the FIA GT1 World Championship this coming season, visiting both Silverstone and Paul Ricard alongside the prestigious series. It will also support the new GT Endurance Series, which will be launched by SRO in 2011, as well as the ADAC GT Masters and International GT Open. Lamborghini and Blancpain will also continue its highly successful collaboration, combining exquisite engineering from the two complementary luxury brands.
Due to the high level of competition in previous seasons, the format of the series will remain the same: each race weekend will consist of three 40-minute races, a 30-minute qualifying session and 40 minutes free practice.
However, as part of the continuing evolution of the series, new driver classifications will be introduced in 2011. Competing drivers will be classified under FIA guidelines and issued with Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze status, depending on their experience. Lamborghini will also introduce a Rookie category for new drivers who have not previously competed.
“We are keeping key elements that have contributed to the series’ success to date: firstly, our prestigious partner Blancpain, and secondly our race format,” said Automobili Lamborghini’s Director of Research and Development, Maurizio Reggiani. “We are looking forward to seeing these race versions of the Lamborghini Gallardo back on track with yet another competitive and entertaining season.”
2011 LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO CALENDAR
DATE TRACK EVENT
17 April Monza (Italy) GT Endurance Series
05 June Silverstone (UK) FIA GT1 World Championship
17 July Paul Ricard (France) FIA GT1 World Championship
31 July Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) GT Endurance Series
02 October Hockenheim (Germany) ADAC GT Masters
30 October Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain) International GT Open
Notes to editors
The 2011 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo season will commence in April, featuring the Lamborghini Super Trofeo: a lightweight version of the Gallardo LP 560-4. The Super Trofeo has 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.
Lamborghini will again partner with luxury Swiss watchmaker Blancpain, who is the series’ title sponsor, creating a perfect partnership between two prestigious and highly-innovative brands.
Pirelli, one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers and sole OEM supplier to Automobili Lamborghini, partners the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series. Pirelli, who have a successful motorsport heritage across rally, sports cars and Formula One, will be for the second season a strategic partner to the series. With a history built on high performance tyres, Pirelli is a world leader in both original equipment and the aftermarket, with 24 factories in 12 countries around the world.