The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series is taking the raging bull to the Northeast for the next two rounds of racing June 25-27 at historic Watkins Glen International with another large grid of 22 cars.
The North American series, in its third season, will compete at the iconic circuit in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York for the second time. It’s the first time at The Glen for the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, which made its debut in the series during the first two rounds of racing this season in May at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The 11-turn, 3.4-mile circuit in Watkins Glen, New York, includes “The Boot,” one of the most famous turn complexes in North American racing. Two 50-minute races are scheduled for competitors in the incredible Huracán, which is powered by a 620-horsepower V10 engine, and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo cars.
Round 3 is scheduled for 5:25 p.m. (ET) Friday, June 26, with Round 4 scheduled for 5:35 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Two practices will take place Thursday, June 25, with qualifying Friday, June 26.
Follow both races live at squadracorse.lamborghini.com/en/live-usa.
The two rounds at Watkins Glen cap a busy week of action worldwide for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship, which continues to reach new levels of success at every round in Europe, North America and Asia. The European Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo completed Rounds 5 and 6 June 19-21 at Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet, France, and Super Trofeo Asia opened its 2015 season June 20-21 at Fuji International Raceway in Japan.
After the first two rounds of the North American championship, Richard Antinucci leads the Pro Driver Classification with 30 points after the first two rounds of the North America championship. Antinucci, racing for O’Gara Motorsports in the No. 50 Lamborghini Huracán, won Round 1 and finished second in Round 2 at Laguna Seca
Cedric Sbirrazzuoli, winner of Round 2, and his co-driver, Lawrence DeGeorge, will challenge Antinucci. DeGeorge is making his Super Trofeo debut. Sbirrazzuoli leads the Pro-Am driver classification with 30 points.
Antinucci and Sbirrazzuoli will face competition from reigning driver champion Kevin Conway and his co-driver, Enrique Bernoldi, in the No. 1 Prestige Performance Huracán, along with Corey Lewis in the No. 29 Lamborghini Huracán. Both teams ran at the top of the field in the first two rounds with each collecting an overall podium finish.
The father-son duo of Jim and Josh Norman lead the Amateur class with 27 points. They finished first and second in the first two rounds, respectively, in the Amateur class.
Dylan Murcott leads the drivers in the Gallardo class, with Thomas Pichler behind him in the No. 63 STR Gallardo entry representing Lamborghini Dallas. The two split wins at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo adopts the V10 direct injection engine mounted on the road car, managed by a Motec control unit that delivers a maximum output of 620 horsepower. The frame is a hybrid carbon/aluminum construction with modified geometries to house an improved radiator up front and better accommodate the racing gearbox at the rear, which also provides better aerodynamics.
The 570-horsepower, V10 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo features impressive technology such as paddle shift E-gear transmission, Öhlins race shocks, Brembo brakes, a carbon fiber aerodynamic package that includes a rear wing with 10 adjustable positions, MTA data acquisition, air jacks, center wheel locks and more.
Lamborghini and its dealers entertain VIP guests at every Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America in the Lamborghini and Blancpain Village, which features lavish hospitality and amenities.
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America – 2015 Calendar
1-3 May Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
26-28 June Watkins Glen International
21-23 August Virginia International Raceway
17-19 September Circuit of the Americas
1-3 October Road Atlanta
19-20 November Sebring International Raceway
21-22 November Sebring International Raceway (USA)