Fortune Favours the Bold
as Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Roars into Season Eight
When the 2019 edition of Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia roars off the grid at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit next week, the championship will carry with it all the auspicious good fortune of lucky season number eight.
An exceptional international field will compete in a fleet of 620hp Huracán Super Trofeo EVOs for four titles across the 12-race, six-stop calendar. This year’s programme is the championship’s most prestigious to date and features six FIA Grade 1 circuits, among them Japan’s iconic Suzuka Circuit and Spain’s Circuito de Jerez, host of this year’s World Final.
Commented Automobili Lamborghini Head of Motorsport, Giorgio Sanna: “In Asia, particularly in China and Japan, the number eight represents good fortune and prosperity. We are therefore delighted to bring our customers an exceptional eighth season of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia, one which includes the finest race tracks in the region.”
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia 2019
The new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO made its Asian debut last season to immediate acclaim from both teams and drivers. This year, the awe-inspiring fleet of thoroughbred racing cars will be back in action in the hands of a fascinating entry of experienced professionals and dedicated privateers at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit.
From the intense tropical climate of Malaysia, the championship heads to
Japan for a pair of double-headers, first at the iconic Suzuka Circuit. As well as being the scene of some of the most memorable and game changing battles in F1 history, along its 5.807km of track lie the most extreme motorsport challenges of any circuit in the world. Most famous are the high speed Esses, the Spoon Curve and 130R, a massive 1.250km straight.
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia remains in Japan, moving to the Fuji International Speedway in the foothills of the country’s most revered mountain.
Rounds 7 and 8 will be fought on the Korea International Circuit. The Hermann Tilke-designed FIA Grade 1 was home to the country’s F1 Grand Prix for four years from 2010, and is located 400km south of Seoul. From South Korea, the championship moves to another sweeping Tilke masterpiece and the home of Chinese motorsport: the Shanghai International Circuit.
The final rounds of the 2019 season will be held just prior to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final, which this year is hosted on the Spanish Circuito de Jerez in October.
Each Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia race weekend comprises two hour-long free practice sessions, two 15-minute qualifying sessions, and two 50-minute races – combining for 1,500 minutes of track time per season, excluding the World Final.
Drivers compete in four categories for championship titles: PRO, for FIA Gold and Silver-rated drivers; PRO/AM, where a Gold or Silver driver teams up with a Bronze-rated competitor; AM, for Bronze drivers; and the Lamborghini Cup for motorsport newcomers. Single driver entries are permitted in the AM and Lamborghini Cup categories only.
For two driver entries, each must complete one qualifying session and take the start for the corresponding race. Each race will include a minimum of one compulsory mid-race pit stop for all entries, including single-driver teams.
Viewers around the world will be able to watch all of the six rounds via live stream at www.squadracorse.lamborghini.com
Series partners Pertamina and official tyre Pirelli are once again joined by Geneva-based Roger Dubuis, a company which has been at the forefront of contemporary haute Horlogerie since 1995, and smartphone brand Oppo, celebrated for its handset photographic technology.