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