With a return to the site of the series’ first North American race set to open the 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season later this week at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, officials from Squadra Corse and IMSA today announced an extension of their partnership through the 2021 racing season.
IMSA has sanctioned every Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race to date. The North American series began in 2013 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
“IMSA is proud of the role it has played in helping Lamborghini and Squadra Corse build the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series into a premier one-make series on this continent,” said IMSA President Scott Atherton.
“With breathtaking race cars and close competition, Lamborghini Super Trofeo races have been popular with IMSA fans and competitors for the past five seasons. Through the extension of our partnership, we will continue to enjoy Lamborghini Super Trofeo content for the foreseeable future.”
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America is one of four continental Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, joining similar series in Europe, Asia and Middle East.
In 2018, which marks the 10th edition of Lamborghini Super Trofeo competition worldwide, the series will see the debut of the brand new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo race car.
“We are really proud about this partnership extension,” said Giorgio Sanna, Head of Motorsport of Lamborghini. “IMSA is a prestigious partner for us, especially in strategic market like North America that gives us great satisfaction both in Motorsport and in series production.”
The 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series will feature five North American rounds and ten races, with two 50-minute races at each round. All five North American rounds will run as a companion to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.
At the end of each season, the top competitors from Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America face off against their counterparts in the Europe and Asia series at the World Final to crown a Lamborghini World Champion in each of four classes: Pro, Pro-Am, Am and Lamborghini Cup.
The World Final is held at different venues around the world each year. This year’s will be at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy on November 15 to 18, which also hosted the World Final in its inaugural year in 2013.
Other venues to host the World Final include Sepang (Malaysia, 2014), Sebring International Raceway (USA, 2015), Valencia (Spain, 2016) and Imola (Italy, 2017).
The season finale for each of the continental series also are held at the same venue as the world final.
Every Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race is streamed live. In addition, each 2018 round is televised on a tape-delayed basis on CBS Sports Network in the U.S.