Open-wheel ace Stefan Wilson will make his debut in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series this weekend, as part of GMG Racing’s return to the single-make championship in this weekend’s season-opener at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The 26-year-old Englishman, a race-winner in Indy Lights, will team with David Seabrooke in the GMG’s No. 23 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, which will compete in the Pro/Am class in the pair of 50-minute races.
It was announced earlier this week that Wilson will make his Indianapolis 500 debut, driving for KV Racing Technology to honor his late brother, Justin, who was killed following an IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway last year.
“It’s great to get back behind the wheel before a busy May begins,” Wilson said. “The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series should present an interesting challenge, and it’s one I look forward to.
“The cars will be very different from what I’m used to, but I look forward to the opportunity, and I really appreciate David and the whole team at GMG for providing the opportunity.”
The California-based team, which took part in the inaugural season of Super Trofeo in 2013, returns this year after a limited-season campaign last year.
Team owner James Sofronas will pilot the second entry, also in Pro/Am, which will carry backing from Lamborghini Newport Beach.
“It’s great to be back in the series,” Sofronas said. “We’ve been happy to compete in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series since their first North American race in 2013, and it’s great to be part of the effort three years later.
“The Lamborghini Huracán is a great car that is a ton of fun to drive, but equally important it’s a great platform for developing drivers to get in with a wide range of experience levels.
“Having been involved in the series for several years, we have a great data set behind us, and in such it should really help anyone who comes under our tent.
“The addition of Stefan and David will be fantastic for us this weekend. Stefan is obviously weeks away from his Indianapolis debut and hopefully we can help get him ready, and David comes with years of experience in sports car so they should be a good mix.”