Date posted : July 28. 2012
Naturally I've been to the free practice and the qualifying rounds of the 2012 edition on the Total 24 Hours de Spa this week as once again a Lamborghini in racing in this classic competition, the Gallardo LP600+ entered by Blancpain/Reiter and driven by Peter Kox, Mark A. Hayek, Jos Menten and Albert von Thurn und Taxis ... a very impressive team with a lot of experience in racing Lamborghini cars prepared by Reiter Engineering, and note that Peter Kox won at Spa in 1995 and Jos Menten passed the checkered flag after 24 hours in polo position in 2009 ...
The amazing looking black Bull with number 24 has managed to reach a third position in its category with a best time of 2:20.240 on the famous circuit at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium ... so the starting grid looks good for Reiter this year, let's hope they can keep it up and finish this edition of the 24 hours of Spa in a good position and grab some additional points for the championship.
Naturally the weekend has some additional races too, and one of them is the Super Trofeo series where a nice collection of Gallardo Super Trofeo battle it out on the track ... too bad the Reiter Super Trofeo driven by Peter Kox and Mark A. Hayek wasn't competing this time due to their work for the 24 hours race, this meant the great looking nr 24 Super Trofeo was all alone in the paddock.
As usual Automobili Lamborghini SpA is also present with a VIP lounge and a Super Trofeo Team Lounge on the respective paddock area, and no less than two Aventador LP700-4 were on display, one finished in the bright Arancio Argos shade while the second one was looking very distinguished in a grey metallic bodywork ... not as flashy as orange or yellow, but still extremely good looking on the V12 flagship model.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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