The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series saw its second event yesterday night. The competitors gathered at the Misano race circuit in the coastal province of Rimini together with 4.226kms of the artificial lighting and 17 generators. It is the first time Lamborghini runs the Super Trofeo at night.
Many will recognise Misano more for its two-wheel heritage. In 2012 the track was renamed to commemorate the passing of local MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli. Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli saw 20 starters competing for a win yesterday. The overall winner was Andrea Solimè and team-mate Andrea Palma.
The weekend also saw the announcement of Lamborghini’s new motorsport division, Squadra Corse. Squadra Corse is a specialist team attached to Lamborghini’s Research & Development department. At the moment, the focus is very much on the Blancpain Super Trofeo cars, yet the team also have a Lamborghini Gallardo factory backed car entered into the GT3 series.
Coincidentally, the Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 also took to the track at Misano this weekend. The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo night race was billed alongside the Italian GT Championship, a seven round series. Giacomo Barri claimed P3 in the first qualifying session whereas Giorgio Sanna managed P7.
Both races kick off a massive week for the Italian brand. The 50th Anniversary Lamborghini Grande Giro, a convoy of 350 Lamborghini’s, will leave Milan next Wednesday heading through the beautiful landscapes of Lombardia, Toscana, Lazio, Umbria, Emilia Romagna and of course, Bologna.