22 November 2013, Vallelunga, Campagnano Di Roma, Italy. Automobili Lamborghini today confirmed an international field for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Finals at Vallelunga this weekend.
The inaugural event at the 4.085km circuit outside Rome that brings together the three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series from Europe, Asia and North America, will deliver a World Champion following two 50 minute races on Saturday November 23.
Key among the entries announced today are two series champions – Autocarrozzeria Imperiale's Andrea Amici (ITA), who claimed in the European series title in the final race of the season at the Nürburgring, and Change Racing's Kevin Conway, the former NASCAR driver and winner of the very first North America Super Trofeo series.
Asia fields a strong contingent including drivers who have won races and visited the podium during the 2013 season. Both champions will be seeking to supplement strong seasons in their respective series with the World Title. But with 15 entries from Europe, a batch of cars from the US and eight drivers from the Asian Series, the grid contains 12 different nationalities from the Ukraine to Malaysia, from Indonesia to the USA and the two 50 minute races will be a great acid test for the respective talents from the three regional series.
Other notable competitors includes Dimitri Enjalbert, runner up in the 2012 European series in the #77 Vortex Competition car, and who will doubtless be keen to re-engage an old rival, Adrian Zaugg, who proved to frequently be the fastest man on track during the 2013 European season.
Conway is one of three US-based entries for the powerhouse US preparation company, GMG Racing, who also field Andrew Palmer as a PRO-AM entry, and Tom O'Gara, the Amateur champion of Lamborghini Beverly Hills repute, who shares an entry with James Sofronas.
Eight Asian competitors complete the truly global line-up, with cars #210 and #212 representing Japan, with Yukinori Taniguchi racing for Lamborghini Osaka and Akihiko Nakaya representing Lamborghini Tokyo Azabu.
Indonesia also fields two entries for the World Final, with Johnson Yaptonnaga & Manabu Orido running in the Lamborghini Jarkata car #263 and Yoshi Mori in car #264. Malaysia is the final Asian territory represented at the Finals with home talent Zen Low partnered by Sri Lankan driver Dilantha Malagamuwa in the Team Prime Mantle Aylezo car.
On track competition commences with qualifying on Friday November 22 at 1520hrs, with both races on Saturday streamed livewith full English language commentary at http://squadracorse.lamborghini.com/en/live