IN 2016 THE BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO RETURNS ON 17 TRACKS
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After racing in Europe, Asia and North America, the world final of the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series was held on the famous Sebring race track on November 21 to 22 … a very impressive, two-race event that would crown Patrick Kujala as the 2015 PRO Champion behind the wheel of the Bonaldi Motorsport Huracan LP620-2 race car.
Kujala took the chequered flag in pole position after the first race and took second place in the subsequent race that was dominated by Swiss driver Patric Niederhauser for the Raton Racing team from flag to flag. Second place in the PRO Championship was secured by Daniel Zampieri and Loris Spinelli of the Antonelli Motorsport team while Richard Antinucci and Edoardo Piscopo took the third spot for the Beverly Hills/O’Gara Motorsport team in the PRO category.
In the PRO-AM class the World Champion title was obtained by Corey Lewis for Carolina/Change Racing from the USA, second place was taken by Edoardo Liberati and Yuan Bo who were also the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia 2015 PR0-AM champions while Mikko Eskelinen and Kelvin Snoeks from Leipert Motorsport came in third overall in their class.
There is also an AM class in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, and here the World Final title was taken by Ryan Ockey, the champion in the AM class of the North America series for the Vancouver/O’Gara Motorsport team.
Keep in mind the 2015 Super Trofeo series still had several Lamborghini Gallardo competing next to the new Huracan in a separate class, for the Gallardo class the title went to Jake Rattenbury from the Carolinas/Change Racing team and Brandon Gdovic from Palm Beach/Mitchum Motorsport.
For the fourth year in a row the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series will feature six rounds of two races each and will bring the Raging Bull to 17 of the most famous tracks in the world, either in Europe, Asia or North America … the calendar even includes two street races this time.
The Super Trofeo series has been racing in Europe for seven years already, first with the amazing Lamborghini Gallardo and last year with the brand new Huracan LP620-2 for the first time … the eighth year of the European series will once again continue alongside the Blancpain Endurance Series GT racing in Europe.
The 2016 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo European series will start in Monza (Italy) on April 23 and 24, up next is the famous Silverstone (GBR) track during the weekend of May 14 and15 May. On June 24 and 25 the Huracan LP620-2 will compete on the Paul Ricard circuit in France while towards the end of July the famous 24hrs of Spa Francorchamps will be hosting the Belgian round of the Super Trofeo European series. September 17 and 18 will see the V10 doing battle on the Nürburgring in Germany.
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia series is in her fifth year in 2016, the first race will be in Sepang (MAL) in April while in May you’ll be able to see the Huracan racing in Shanghai (CHI) and in June a new track in Suzuka will see her debut. For July two races are planned, on at the Thai circuit of Buriram while for the second time a street race will be held in Sepang. For the sixth round of the Asia series the Fuji circuit in Japan will host the final before the winner will come to the World Final in Valencia in November.
The North America series of the Blancpain Super Trofeo races will start in Laguna Seca from April 29 to May 1, Watkins Glenn will be next in June together with the debut at Road Atlanta, as the street race in Asia last year was a massive success the North America series will also feature a race on the street, this time in the Boston city center during the first weekend of September while the fifth round will be held in COTA, Texas on September 14 to 16.
The sixth and final round for both the European and the North America season will take place in November on the Valencia race track … after which the fourth edition of the World Final will follow on the same track with the winners of the three different series.