Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo 2013 commences in Monza
With 10 teams, 20 cars on the grid, 22 drivers, seven nationalities and six races leading to a World Final to draw together Lamborghini's racing series in Europe, Asia and the US, the European season gets underway in Monza this week, the fifth running of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.
In Lamborghini's 50th anniversary year, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo and the marque's commitment to motorsport takes on central significance as the company builds a deeper investment in a ladder of motorsport activity under its new Lamborghini Squadra Corse operation.
From 2013, the Squadra Corse will provide an integrated approach to Lamborghini driving experiences including new series of 'Esperienza' events to provide enthusiasts and prospects with opportunity for a first test-drive and to experience the world of Lamborghini. The Lamborghini Academies, on both track and ice, provide driver training and the initial steps towards racing. The Super Trofeo series provides the perfect first race experience for young and gentleman drivers, with the Lamborghini GT3 for more experienced racers wanting to compete with the Lamborghini marque worldwide.
Monza's high-speed and historic race track, home of the Italian Grand Prix, is a fitting location to commence competitive activity for the 2013 season. 2012 season champion, Cédric Leimer returns to the series along with key protagonists, Adrian Zaugg and Andrea Amici in the PRO-AM category and Roberto Tanca and Andrea Mamé in the Amateur category. Automobili Lamborghini will field a VIP car for invitation celebrities, partnered by factory driver, Mario Fasanetto and in Monza, small screen star Jimmy Ghione, known and adored across Italy, will be the first celebrity to occupy the #1 car. Monza will also be notable for the first Super Trofeo start for 16 year old sensation, Alessandra Brena, who will be piloting the number 36 Autocarrozzeria Imperale car alongside Oscar Ortfeldt.