Lamborghini wins drivers’ titles thanks to Altoè and Zampieri
in the Italian Gran Turismo Championship
After securing the title both in the Blancpain GT Series Asia and in the IMSA GTD, Lamborghini has celebrated its triumph in the Italian Gran Turismo Championship for the second year in a row, by taking the drivers’ titles.
Giacomo Altoé and Daniel Zampieri took second place in the rain in the final race at Mugello. The two drivers did an amazing season at the wheel of the Huracán GT3 of the Antonelli Motorsport team, which enabled the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese to take the Manufacturers’ title. This success is also due to the victories scored at Misano, Vallelunga and Monza, which allowed the duo of the Emilian team to arrive in Tuscany as the championship leaders. To these achievements must be added four other podiums and six pole positions, including those taken at Mugello by Zampieri and Altoè, who were the fastest in the two qualifying sessions held on Saturday.
Altoè, who has debuted in the championship this year, is the youngest driver to have won the title in the history of the Italian Gran Turismo Championship (he turned 18 at the beginning of October and is a member, like Zampieri, of the Lamborghini Young Driver Program).
"The victory of this second consecutive Italian title, with which we “honored” our home market, is an important milestone – said Giorgio Sanna, Head of Motorsport at Automobili Lamborghini – With this success, we reached 10 championship victories between Drivers’ and Teams’ titles: this is the best way to say good-bye to the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 after 3 years of great achievements, before the imminent arrival of the Huracán GT3 Evo in 2019".
"I’m really happy. This race marked the end of a very tiring season. The Mugello weekend was made particularly complicated by the rain, but we and our team did a very good job that led us to achieve this victory”, said Altoè.
"Winning the last race in the rain, trying from the beginning to the end not to make the slightest mistake, is something extraordinary. Since the beginning, we have aimed at getting to the end and we can finally celebrate”, said Zampieri.
At Mugello, the Antonelli Motorsport team also celebrated the victory of the Super GT Cup title scored by the driver Pietro Perolini and the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo.