The bulls are set to take over Sepang! Lamborghini is all set for the debut race of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series at the Sepang International Circuit on May 25-27, after a promising official pre-test session at the F1 track last week.
The Super Trofeo car is a lightweight version of the road-going Gallardo LP 560-4. With 570 hp, a re-engineered chassis and reduced weight, Lambo calls this “the world’s fastest one-make race series”.
Following three successful seasons in Europe since 2009, where the bulls go to Monza, Spa, Silverstone, Nürburgring, Paul Ricard and Navarra, the Super Trofeo Championship will for the first time also run on six of the best circuits across Asia, including Sepang, Fuji, Ordos, Zhuhai, Penbay and Shanghai for the Grand Finale in November.
The 2012 season will see teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and mainland China push the Super Trofeo to its limits. The series will be held in partnership with Blancpain, Swiss watchmaker and the European series’ title sponsor.
We had a chance to drive a Lamborghini on Sepang recently, although it wasn’t a race. Click here to read. Lamborghini launched the Gallardo Malaysia Limited Edition last week – read the launch story here.