Imola plays host this weekend’s Lamborghini World Final, the premier event in the Italian manufacturer’s single-make series, which returns to home soil for the first time since the inaugural running five years ago.
It comes after World Final events in Vallelunga, Sepang, Sebring, and most recently Valencia, where Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeos fielded by teams from around the world took part in the end-of-year event.
As is the case this year, the World Final weekend will also feature the sixth and final double round of the Europe, Asia and North America series seasons. Eight races will take part over the weekend, topped off by the World Final rounds on Saturday and Sunday.
More than 60 cars and nearly 100 drivers are entered across all three series.
Agostini/Hindman and Antinucci Face Off for North American Title
There will be a great fight in the three main classes of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, starting in Pro, which sees Riccardo Agostini and co-driver Trent Hindman hold a 28-point lead over Change Racing’s Richard Antinucci, courtesy of five victories this season in their Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini.
Antinucci, however, dominated the first part of the season, sweeping the weekend at Circuit of The Americas and also winning at Watkins Glen.
Fellow Italian Edoardo Piscopo and co-driver Taylor Proto of US RaceTronics, meanwhile, hold a narrow one-point lead in Pro-Am over 18-year-old Austin Versteeg, who has been a revelation this year in his DXDT Racing Lamborghini, having claimed seven class wins as well as three overall victories.
A three-way fight for the Am class title is set to unfold, between Yuki Harata, Emmanuel Anassis and Brian Theines.
Harara, of Dream Racing, holds a 12-point lead over DAC Motorsports’ Anassis, thanks to the Japanese driver’s five class wins this year. US RaceTronics’ Thines is a further 15 points behind.
Juan Perez, meanwhile, is firmly in the lead of Lamborghini Cup, with Perez set to be driving for European squad Antonelli Motorsport this weekend.
Three Championships Still to Be Decided in Super Trofeo Europe
Only the Am title has been locked up in Super Trofeo Europe, having gone to VS Racing’s Andrej Lewandowski and Teodor Myszkowski last time out at the Nürburgring, leaving three titles still to be decided/
Loris Spinelli and Mikaël Grenie of Antonelli Motorsport, lead Pro by three points over Imperiale Racing’s Jonathan Ceccotto and Vito Postiglione and the GDL Racing duo of Rik Breukers and Axcil Jefferies not out of the fight, either.
With two class wins to their credit, VS Racing’s Liang Jiatong and Christopher Dreyspring lead Pro-Am, while Gerard Van Der Horst and William Van Deyzen, both of Van Der Horst Motorsport, will be fighting it out for the LB Cup crown in Imola.
Titles Also at Play in Super Trofeo Asia
Kei Cozzolino and Afiq Yazid have already locked up the Super Trofeo Asia championship in Pro, with the Clazzio Racing duo having collected eight wins this season, although the titles in Pro-Am, Am and LB Cup.
GDL’s Breukers and Nigel Farmer hold a 29-point gap in ProAm, with Supachai Weeraborwornpong, of Top Speed Racing Team, enjoying a 28-point lead in Am.
The event will kick off on Thursday with free practice and qualifying sessions of the three continental series, with the 50-minute races for Europe and North America/Asia taking place on Friday.
Warm-up, World Final qualifying and Race 1 will be held on Saturday, with Race 2 scheduled for Sunday, with all races, starting on Friday, being streamed live at: http://squadracorse.lamborghini.com/live-streaming.