Returning to the home of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series debut for the sixth consecutive season, Lamborghini has kicked off this year’s series at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
|Lamborghini Huracán GT3|
- Lamborghini Huracán GT3
The Lamborghini Huracán GT3 is based on a hybrid body shell mainly formed of aluminum and reinforced with carbon fiber components in the areas of greatest torsional stress. The body shell is equipped with a roll cage that meets FIA regulations and extends to the rear end, thus enhancing torsional stiffness. The body is crafted in composite materials (CFK, Kevlar, fiberglass), and the aerodynamics were developed together with Dallara Engineering, featuring the direct support of Gian Paolo Dallara, the company's founder.
More information for Lamborghini Huracán GT3 on http://squadracorse.lamborghini.com/cars/huracan-gt3
Teams from all over the World are competing this year, with competitors from the continental European and Middle Eastern Lamborghini Super Trofeo series joining the Asian championship, in what has become an important segue for professional drivers moving into GT competition.
|Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia ( Race)|
The fabled 5.54km track this times plays host not only to Lamborghini’s standard-setting single make series, but also to the Malaysian round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia, where five teams racing the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 are competing in the opening of the competition.
- Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series
- Sepang (MYS) 8/9 April 2017
- Buriram (THA) 20/21 May 2017
- Suzuka (JPN) 24/25 June 2017
- Fuji (JPN) 19/20 August 2017
- Shanghai (CHN) 23/24 September 2017
- Imola (ITA) 16/17 November 2017
- Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series World Final
- Imola (ITA) 18/19 November 2017
All the teams’ preparations for race one got underway as the humidity of Saturday (8 April 2017) afternoon threatened to bring rain shortly before the start. After the customary Super Trofeo rolling start, the competition got underway as the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia engines roared to life on the main straight approaching the first corner.
|Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia ( Track Wet )|
As the rain started to fall, track conditions became increasingly slippery on circuit, and there was no shortage of action for spectators.
The opening of the pit window saw teams making not only the driver changes, but also tyre changes, as deteriorating conditions demanded a full wet setup.
|Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia ( Podium )|
The final results saw GDL’s Pro-Am team of Farmer and Breukers take the chequered flag and the first win of the 2017 season, rewarded for their consistent performance. They were followed by Lazarus’ Pro drivers Janosz and Van Buuren in second and Clazzio Racing’s Yazid and Kei in third.
In the Am class, it was X-One Racing Team’s Wong and Haryanto taking the win, followed by Top Speed Racing’s Chou and Chan in second and PSC Motorsports’ Sereethoranakul brothers in third.
Among the Lamborghini Cup class drivers, Top Speed Racing’s Weeraborwornpong took first, followed by Arrows Racing’s Choi and Chan in second and Tedco Racing’s Bill Ng in third.