20/07/2009 ICONIC SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS WELCOMES THE
After the eventful and dramatic second race weekend at Norisring, Germany, the world’s fastest one-make series, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, will travel to Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on 23-25 July 2009, for the seventh, eighth and ninth rounds of the season.
With tough competition and exciting racing, the series welcomes professional and ‘gentleman’ drivers to compete behind-the-wheel of the Super Trofeo race car, a derivative of the Gallardo LP 560-4 road car, equipped with Lamborghini permanent four-wheel drive and a V10 5.2 litre ‘Iniezione Diretta Stratificata’ engine.
Competitors include Fabio Babini and Claudio Rossetto of team Petri Corse, who have already secured three victories, and are prepared for the on-track battle at Spa. Their rivals include Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain, with team-mate and 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner Peter Kox, piloting the #24 570 hp race car. Dutch driver Kox has a busy schedule for the weekend, as he will also compete in the 24 Hours of Spa after completing the Super Trofeo weekend.
Also contesting are former Formula One test-driver, Marco Apicella, and
2004 Le Mans Endurance Series Champion, Alexander Frei, whilst Lamborghini Racing Eastern Europe will enter two Super Trofeo race cars with drivers Jarek Janiš, Petr Charouz, Niek Hommersoen and Louis Machiels.
“The Super Trofeo appearance at Spa, one of the most famous circuits in the world, is an important opportunity for the series,” said Lamborghini’s Director of Brand and Design, Manfred Fitzgerald. “The long and high-speed circuit of Spa will provide the perfect setting for the Super Trofeo race car to display its best features, and will be exciting for all the teams, drivers and fans.”
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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, takes the wheel of car #24 together with Peter Kox.
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 free practice, qualifying session, and three 40-minute races.
For more information visit the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo website www.lamborghini.com/supertrofeo.com. For high-resolution images and further media enquires please do not hesitate to contact the media team on
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