Historic Sebring International Raceway will host the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final, as well as the sixth and final round of the three European, North American and Asian series, on Nov. 20-22.
A grid of 66 cars (24 U.S., 30 Europe, 12 Asia) and more than 100 drivers from around the world are expected at the circuit in Sebring, Florida, setting a new grid record at the end of a motorsport season to remember for Lamborghini.
“Motorsport represents a pillar of the Automobili Lamborghini strategy,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Automobili Lamborghini president and CEO.
“This year proved to be an important one for us as we launched the new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo on tracks all over the world. Moreover the Huracán GT3 proved itself with success in the Blancpain Endurance Series in Europe. We are thus proud to achieve this new grid record in the last venue of the season. This success is the outcome of the efforts and constancy of all our teams, drivers and partners.”
After the first two World Finals held in Vallelunga, Italy (2013), and last year in Sepang, Malaysia, the end of year assembly of all three continental series at one international venue will be in America for the first time.
The Sebring circuit is America’s oldest road racing track, with more than six decades of storied history on its 17-turn, 3.74-mile circuit. It is the home to the famed Twelve Hours of Sebring.
There will be four titles up for grabs: the PRO, PRO-AM, AM and Gallardo AM. The North Americans will be serious contenders on their home track.
Two years ago, American Andrew Palmer won the drivers’ title while the 2014 PRO accolade went to Edoardo Piscopo and Milos Pavlovic. Last year the Americans still featured on the final podium, with Kevin Conway and Lawson Aschenbach grabbing the PRO-AM series win.
The sixth and final round of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe, Asia and North America also will take place at Sebring.
With the PRO title of the European Series already awarded to the Finn Patrick Kujala (Bonaldi Motorsport), the championship is still open in the PRO-AM class. Six drivers can still seize the series title.
The leading duo of Mikko Eskelinen and Kevin Snoeks (Leipert Motorsport) have a three-point lead over Italian Loris Spinelli (Antonelli Motorsport), who is just one point ahead of Swiss driver Adrian Amstutz (Konrad Motorsport). Raffaele Giannoni (Automobile Tricolore) and Simone Pellegrinelli (Imperiale Racing) still have a chance, too.
Artline Team Georgia driver Shota Abkhazava only must focus on finishing. His 24-point lead over Mark Ineichen (Konrad Motorsport) is unassailable. The Imperiale Racing pair Andrea Palma/Carina Lima need just one point to win the Gallardo AM Class.
All championships are still to be decided at Sebring in the Asia series, in its fourth season. This year the rapidly growing series featured drivers and teams from nine different countries. All of them will be in Sebring, including young talents Yuan Bo and Afiq Yazid, who were selected for Lamborghini’s Young Drivers Program.
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series set a new grid record with 26 cars at the Texas round in September and expects big participation at Sebring at the end of its third season.
The PRO driver and team championships and the AM driver championship will be decided. Richard Antinucci (O’Gara Motorsport) leads the PRO category by 26 points and just needs to finish the two rounds. Ryan Ockey (O’Gara Motorsport) leads the AM class by 16 points.
Corey Lewis (Change Racing) already has clinched the PRO-AM Class championship, while Dylan Murcott (Mitchum Motorsports) has earned the title in the Gallardo category. Competition has been tighter than ever this season, with six different winning combinations in 10 races.
All races of the World Final, as well as those of the Europe, North American and Asia Series will be streamed live on the Lamborghini Squadra Corse website at: http://squadracorse.lamborghini.com/en/live-world-final.
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