Last week, we told you about the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series that will kick off in Sepang on May 25-27. Today, Eminent Century Sdn Bhd, official Lamborghini importer, and its sole dealer JH Italia Sdn Bhd, introduced Team Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur JH Italia, which will compete in “the fastest one-make series in the world”.
The team’s race car was unveiled by Datuk Razali Haji Ibrahim, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports. The Super Trofeo car is a lightweight version of the road-going Gallardo LP 560-4 with 10 extra horses (570 hp), a re-engineered chassis and a stripped out cabin. Racing must-haves such as a roll cage and fire extinguisher are thrown in.
The man doing driving duties is Rizal Ashram Ramli, who has motorsports experience. Rizal, also known as Jejai, is the son of former Perak Menteri Besar Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib. Readers of our sister website OHBULAN! and those who follow the local entertainment scene will also know him as the husband of popular actress Fasha Sandha, who was also at the event.
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 series will see drivers compete in two separate 50-minute races at each venue, following a 35-minute qualifying session that will determine the driver’s position in the rolling start. Each team can have up to two drivers. There’s a compulsory driver change from the 20th to 30th minute window, so there’s some strategy involved, too.