With its close association with motor racing legend, the Nürburging is the venue chosen to bring the current Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo season to a conclusion. Winners will be crowned at the end of this weekend’s race.
Cédric Leimer is the man to beat, the Swiss driver is gunning for his third title in five seasons. He will arrive with a slight advantage of just 11 points, 8 less than the cushion he took going into last season’s final race in Navarra in Spain. He will be well aware that 30 points are on offer from the weekend’s two final races.
Leimer is a strategic master. He picks his battles, standing off when things are not going his way. But this season has been notable for the emergence of some highly capable and determined challengers, for example Imperiale’s Andrea Amici. He has built a 40% win ratio over the course of the year.
And a little way behind on points is last season’s Amateur champion, Leonardo Geraci, who has graduated with honours to the professional ranks. Geraci is matched on points by the partnership of the PRO-AM pairing of Adrian Zaugg, very often the fastest man on the track, and his team-mate, Federico De Nora.
It is not just of course the PRO-AM field looking to secure championship titles. With a 24 point lead, Laurent Jenny looks to have the Amateur title for the taking. It looks possible that AutoVitesse Garage R. Affolter are to take a clean sweep of all four season crowns for drivers and teams.