US RaceTronics has confirmed the addition of Steven Aghakhani to its driver lineup for the remainder of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season.
The 16-year-old Californian will become the youngest driver to compete in the single-make series when he takes the track next month at Watkins Glen International.
Aghakhani has been part of the US RaceTronics family since the age of 12 when he entered the team’s driver development program. He turned 16 in April and immediately applied for and was granted a license by IMSA.
“I want to thank IMSA for the opportunity to be a part of this series and thank them for supporting me in this sport at such a young age,” Aghakhani said.
“For them to have that trust in me means a lot. I also want to thank Lamborghini for their on-going support. I am really proud to be driving the Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and I am ready to give this race series my all and try my best at the podium, I can’t wait.”
Chris Ward, Senior Manager, Motorsport, for Automobili Lamborghini America LLC said the Italian manufacturer is “delighted” to have the young American joining the series.
“Lamborghini Squadra Corse are delighted to welcome Steven Aghakhani to the Super Trofeo paddock as the youngest driver to compete in the Series globally,” Ward said.
“Steven has demonstrated his ability in competition outside of the championship over the past few years and I know he has been working extremely hard in this build up to his debut at Watkins Glen in just a few weeks.”
Aghakhani will join the team’s four-car effort in the series in the remaining rounds of the season and will compete in the Am class.
“It’s been quite a remarkable journey with Steven,” said team owner Shane Seneviratne. “We started when he was very young, 12-years-old, with a Lamborghini Gallardo.
“He’s finally eligible to go Super Trofeo racing and we’re looking forward to having him drive for us in the Am championship.
“He’s made tremendous progress over the years. I think he’s going to be very competitive and I’m confident that he’ll do well in the series.”