Lamborghini: Series Spa preview

BULLS TO TAME INFAMOUS SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series will travel to the historic circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on 29-31 July 2010, for rounds 10, 11 and 12. As the second half of an ultra competitive ...

BULLS TO TAME INFAMOUS SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series will travel to the historic circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on 29-31 July 2010, for rounds 10, 11 and 12. As the second half of an ultra competitive season begins, Super Trofeo entrants will be pushing their 570 hp four-wheel drive Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars to the limit on the Belgian track in an attempt to secure as many points as possible.

Among those taking on the challenge of Spa-Francorchamps will be former Formula 3000 and Dutch Touring Car Championship driver Allard Kalff. The Dutch RTL Formula One commentator will be joined by Volkswagen Endurance Cup Netherlands race winner and fellow countryman Rob Kamphues, who writes for Dutch racing website Autosport.nl. Meanwhile, the #2 Automobili Lamborghini VIP race car will be guided around the highly-prestigious circuit by EVO UK journalists Roger Green and John Barker.

After securing three Super Trofeo victories in the #22 MIK Corse race car at Paul Ricard HTTT, reigning Pro Drivers' Champion Fabio Babini leads the 2010 Pro Drivers' Standings with 57 points. The Italian stormed to a Super Trofeo race victory at the iconic circuit in 2009 and will be hoping to repeat this feat in order to fend off a hard-charging Mirko Venturi, who is just nine points behind in second place. Having missed the Paul Ricard rounds, Dutch driver Peter Kox is currently running in third place with 42 points, and will resume his title challenge.

Pro-Am Drivers' Standings leader Eugenio Amos is an entrant that lives, works and plays Lamborghini: in addition to working as Sales Manager for Lamborghini Centro Milano during the week, the Italian gets behind the wheel of the #69 Touringauto Lamborghini race car in his spare time. His weekend escapades in the Super Trofeo series have accrued him 62 points, putting him just six points ahead of his closest competitor, Bonaldi Motorsport driver Ferruccio Bellini. Babini's Paul Ricard team-mate Albert von Thurn und Taxis rounds out the top three Pro-Am drivers with a total of 45 points. In the Teams' Standings, Touringauto leads with 62 points, only two points ahead of 2009 Teams' Champion MIK Corse on 60, while Bonaldi Motorsport is third with 56.

"The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is definitely one of the world's most challenging circuits, comparable to the old Nuerburgring," said Manfred Fitzgerald, Director of Brand and Design at Automobili Lamborghini. "The level of competition is really stunning: we have a good mix of Pro and Pro-Am drivers, which makes the perfect combination for spectacular racing. Spa is a demanding circuit, which will suit the Super Trofeo well: it is a track that divides boys from men."

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo will support the FIA GT1 World Championship at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, with drivers competing in three 40-minute races and a 30-minute qualifying session during the three-day event.

%-source: lamborghini

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Series Road racing
Drivers Peter Kox , Fabio Babini , Roger Green , Eugenio Amos , Albert von Thurn und Taxis , Mirko Venturi