Flying Lizard Motorsports program manager Darren Law said they’ve been considering a Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America effort for a while, with its debut in the single-make series this weekend marking an “exciting time” for the team.
The championship-winning sports car racing organization is fielding three Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 cars at WetherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, with an eye towards further expansion later this season.
It marks the Lizard’s return to full-time competition in an IMSA-sanctioned series for the first time since 2014 when it ran a pair of Audi R8 LMS ultras in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
While having previously announced a Super Trofeo test program in 2019, work to field race entries have been ongoing since then.
“This is an exciting time for Flying Lizard Motorsports,” said Law.
“Having raced and won in so many different sports car championships, Lamborghini Super Trofeo is one we have not competed in yet but one that we have considered for a long time.
“We have been working with Chris Ward and Lamborghini for a while now, they are an amazing group to work with and the success of this series is proof of that.
“We are also very excited to be back in the IMSA paddock where we have so much history and success.”
The team recently took part in a two-day private test at Laguna Seca with two of its three entries, which gave drivers Slade Stewart and Tom Tait the opportunity to test their new machinery.
The No. 11 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 that will be driven by Brett Jacobson and Joel Miller arrived after the test, making Friday’s opening practice the first time the pair turns laps in the new car.
“We have a great a great group of drivers that we feel will be fighting for the championships all season long,” Law added.
“It will be a unique challenge to have three full-season cars entered in three different championships: Pro/Am, Am, and LB Cup.
“Although Laguna Seca isn’t our home track, it is just a couple of hours south of our race shops in Sonoma, so it feels like a home race for us. Laguna Seca is such a beautiful venue, a great place to race, and has a great fan base.
“One of our main supporters, Lamborghini Newport Beach, will have a large group of people coming out and we hope to give them something to cheer for.
“We are really looking forward to starting the 2022 championship season this coming weekend.”