Italian super sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini and Swiss luxury watchmaker Blancpain did it again with energy levels reaching a new high on this second day of racing at the Zhuhai International Circuit.
The grandstands were packed to the gills today with motorsports fans out to enjoy the Pan Delta Super Racing Festival, the highlight of which was the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series. The pits roared with the raw power of Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 race cars as competitors and their teams prepared to get back out on the track and battle it out on the final day here in Zhuhai. Cheers from the crowd complemented the powerful sound of the racecars’ 570hp V10 engines, growing more intense with every lap.
Action on the track was incredibly intense today with the pro duo of Nakaya/Takeuchi (#11) running neck-and-neck with pro-am teams like Jiang/Wiser (#9), who took first place overall, and Malagamuwa/Urata (#24), who took third overall. Pushing themselves and their vehicle to the limit, Jiang/Wiser (#9) faced stiff competition throughout the race, only making their way into the top position toward the end of the race.
Amateur driver Toshiyuki Ochiai (#12) showed his racing prowess again today, remaining at the top of the pack for most of the race until just the last three laps, ultimately coming in first in the amateur division and second overall.
Another highlight of the weekend’s activities was the announcement of a new partnership between China and Asia’s leading international junior single-seater series Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) and the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Young Drivers Program to work together to help develop the next generation of drivers for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series.
The partnership provides FMCS drivers with an exclusive opportunity to impress Lamborghini representatives for a coveted spot in the marque’s 2015 young driver program. Following the completion of the 2014 FMCS season, three selected FMCS drivers will be invited to test the new Huracán Super Trofeo 2015 race car during the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Finals at the Sepang International Circuit on November 21 – 25.
More white-hot competition and excitement awaits our gentlemen drivers at the last two stops of this year’s Series in Shanghai and Sepang. This will be the third year in a row that the Super Trofeo comes to the Shanghai International Circuit. The final stop of the Asia series this year take us back to Sepang, Malaysia for the championship and dynamic launch of the all-new Huracán Super Trofeo racecar.