The No. 22 STR Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 hasn’t figured in too much to this year’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season, but has been on pace this weekend with arrival of young 22-year-old Edoardo Liberati alongside Fernando Barbachano this weekend.
Liberati, who replaces Max Biancardi, is the latest Italian driver to head to the North American championship and he’s got an intriguing story line too.
He’s the first driver to compete in all three Lamborghini Super Trofeo championships, North America, Europe and Asia, all in the same season.
Prior to Thursday’s Round 9 of the season, where he and Barbachano finished fourth in Pro-Am, Liberati only banked seven laps at Road Atlanta, but managed to qualify second for his North American debut.
“The track here is very difficult to be honest,” Liberati told Sportscar365. “But it’s a good American-style circuit. It’s difficult to learn. I respect the track a lot, and the atmosphere here is very nice.”
Liberati arrives in North America currently ranked second in Asia, co-driving with Chinese driver Yuan Bo, with three wins. He’s also ranked sixth in Europe, co-driving with Patric Niederhauser.
He’ll still have a busy schedule ahead this year, and will race at the Lamborghini World Final in Sebring in November.
“I skipped the first race in Asia, because there were together with European,” he said. “We are fighting for championship in Asia, only 11 points out. We still have to do Shanghai and Sebring.”
Liberati started in single-seater cars, racing in Formula Ford and Formula 3 before shifting to sports cars, racing in GT3, Porsche Carrera Cup, and now Super Trofeo.
As other young pro drivers have done with any move or racing in North America, Liberati is keen on a potential switch here if the option arises.
“Sure I’d love to race here. If I can race here, it would be nice,” he said.