Throwback Lamborghini World Final 2017: Sheena Monk
taking passion to the next level.
Lamborghini Corse is one of the youngest Motorsport departments in the world. Born in 2013, in less than 5 years of life has emerged as an absolute reference within GT competitions, becoming one of the most prolific Motorsport departments in the world.
One of the mission of Lamborghini Squadra Corse is to support customers of all ages approaching the motorsport world by creating ad-hoc sports programs and driving courses to accompany the customer from obtaining a FIA sports license until the debut in a continental Lamborghini Super Trofeo series.
Sheena Monk, originally from Newtown - Pennsylvania, is an enthusiast of the Lamborghini brand who has decided to start her racing career with Lamborghini Corse. Sheena has in fact obtained her first FIA racing license in September 2017 after attending the Lamborghini Corso Pilota in Las Vegas, where she first approached the world of racing cars.
The Lamborghini Corso Pilota is the pinnacle of the Lamborghini driving courses. It allows a gradual approach to the performance of the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo. A one-to-one coaching program by professional Lamborghini Squadra Corse instructors and engineers for up to 4 riders in the course, allows the future Lamborghini driver to learn on track safely the secrets of an high performance race car such as the Huracán Super Trofeo.
The 2-day course program consists of an intensive use of the Huracán Super Trofeo on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a driving program studied to improve the driving technique and laptime performance through a telemetry and racing lines analysis. Specific exercises are made to deepen the key moments of a race such as starting procedure, safety car, overtaking and pit-stops.
After an additional test in the United States in October, Sheena decided to cross the Atlantic Ocean to run in Imola's sixth round of the Super Trofeo North America as an absolute debutant in the world of competitions.
Her talent allowed her to obtain the podium in Race 2 in the Lamborghini Cup category, the category reserved exclusively for race debutants. So Sheena gained her first trophy in the second race of his career; a result that surprised all the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Staff and many of the fans who crowded the Imola circuit during the weekend.
In less than 3 months Sheena, from a Lamborghini fan, has become a Lamborghini Super Trofeo driver thanks to the offer of specialized driving courses and the support that Lamborghini Squadra Corse reserves to its debut drivers.
"Sheena joined us in September for the 2017 Corso Pilota in Las Vegas and immediately demonstrated her ability to learn the car and the circuit. Having completed the course and obtain her racing license she elected to run in the Round 6 of the US Super Trofeo Championship in Imola. I am immensely proud of her accomplishment of finishing on the podium during her first ever race weekend and satisfied in the knowledge that the Corso Pilota program readied her for the task. I look forward to welcoming Sheena to the grid for Super Trofeo North America in 2018 and once again seeing her on the podium." Chris Ward, Super Coordinator North America Trophy.
Indeed for the future Sheena dreams of a full season in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, the official Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series that in 2018 will see the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo on the grid of Mid-Ohio circuit, Watkins Glen, Road America, Virginia Int., Laguna Seca and sixth round in conjunction with the Lamborghini World Final 2018, and who knows, one day become the first Official Lamborghini woman racing driver.
We met Sheena in the Lamborghini Hospitality during Imola's World Finals, and you can also hear her story through the video interview that left us.