Before the start of the European, Asian and North American seasons
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Middle East
2017: three double rounds in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

The chronology is quite logical. Launched first in Europe, its home continent, in 2009, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship expanded its series competition to the Asian continent in 2012, North America in 2013, before reaching the Middle East in 2017, from the United Arab Emirates circuits in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo, front view
Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo: to the UAE circuits in 2017.

The 2017 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship Middle East, which becomes the fourth international series of this one-make, customer racing competition, will consist of three double rounds: the first event at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi (February 9-11), the second and third at the Dubai Autodrome with a different track layout for each of the February 16-18 and March 2-4 events.

Abu Dhabi Yas Marina circuit view
First Middle East event at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi (February 9-11).

Scheduled before the start of the European, Asian and North American racing seasons, the 2017 Middle East Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship also offers an additional opportunity to all European, Asian and North American customer teams to even better prepare their respective racing seasons by considering the UAE races as an important test bench.

Dubai autodrome view
Dubai autodrome: a different track layout for each of its February 16-18 and March 2-4 events.

In turn, what will be a test bench for some will equally be an effective promotion boost for the Middle East Championship, with such an international convergence to the first events of this series. With already eight seasons and over eighty cars racing in the three continental championships, the international support is far from negligible.

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship parade view
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship Middle East will also be a test bench opportunity.

On the ground, the 2017 Middle East Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship events adopt the same consolidated format, with double rounds and four driver classes, enabling both professional drivers and gentlemen drivers to race on the most famous tracks of the world, and incidentally, in the key markets of Automobili Lamborghini (part of Audi, within the German Volkswagen group).

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship: pit stop view
Pit stops represent some of the most tense moments of a race.

As such, the race will be the same as the other championships: two one-hour free practice sessions, two twenty-minute qualifying sessions and two fifty-minute races with rolling start. The series is open only to Huracán Super Trofeos and to Pro, Pro-Am, Am and Lamborghini Cup driver classes.

Drivers categories are based on the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) regulations, with the Bronze, Silver and Gold classes used in the various GT championships. Pro and Pro-Am classes will have to race in crews formed by two drivers. These regulations will also be introduced in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe from 2017.

Said Giorgio Sanna, head of Motorsport of Automobili Lamborghini: “We are proud to announce the birth of this new championship in a strategic market for our brand... (and) in Customer Racing, thanks to which we are enjoying considerable appreciation in the racing world, as witnessed by the record numbers generated by our one-make series.”

As far as logistics are concerned, Lamborghini Squadra Corse will provide its support to teams and take care of shipping and handling cars to the UAE for each of the three events of the series. Pirelli, partner of Lamborghini, will provide technical assistance, whereas VIP guests will be welcomed in the Lamborghini Village Hospitality, with on-track activities, such as VIP Grid Walks and hot laps on board of road Huracáns and Aventadors.

More details can be found through the following link of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship.