2001 Lamborghini GTR Supertrophy
Round 7 - Valencia (E) - October 27/28
World Superbike Star, Troy Corser Swaps 2 Wheels for 4
Australian World Superbike star, Troy Corser is set to return to the Spanish circuit of Valencia this weekend (October 27/28), the scene of the stunning Superpole and double race wins which kicked off his 2001 World Superbike Championship campaign earlier this year in March. This time however, the 1996 World Superbike Champion will be trading his Aprilia Racing RSV1000 for the awesome power of the V12 engined, Lamborghini GTR VIP car at the final round of the prestigious Lamborghini GTR Supertrophy.
Although lining up against former Formula One drivers and Le Mans winners, Corser is no stranger to the magnificent Lamborghini Diablo and, as a proud Lamborghini owner himself, is expected to give the regular competitors a good run for their money. The Lamborghini GTR Supertrophy however, is a series for both professional and gentlemen drivers with a compulsory driver change halfway through races. Corser will be sharing his limited edition, 590bhp Diablo GTR guest car with a journalist so teamwork will be the key to success.
Corser follows in the footsteps of several other renowned sportsmen with former Motor Cycle World Champion, Wayne Gardner, former F1 driver, René Arnoux and 1997 World Downhill Skiing Champion, Luc Alphand all competing in the Lamborghini VIP car this year.
Troy Corser's weekend will start with two 60-minute practice sessions on Friday 26 October. Qualifying takes place on Saturday morning and is followed by the first of two, 50-minute races at 4:20pm that same day. The second race of the weekend, and final of this year's seven round Lamborghini GTR Supertrophy, gets under way at 10:50am on Sunday.