Our Focu5on format is back in grand style. In fact, today we will reveal to you a few curiosities about the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, the single brand championship that has been bringing together fans from around the world since 2009 with breathtaking races and spectacular unexpected twists.
Divided into three different continental series plus the World Final, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo presents four racing driver categories: Pro, Pro-Am, Am and Lamborghini Cup. The undisputed star of the championship since 2018 has been the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, the iconic Lamborghini vehicle.
Here are 5 curiosities on the most popular competition in the world:
There are many celebrities who have raced in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo over the years. They include the nine-time world champion of motocross Tony Cairoli, the five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Emanuele Pirro, the supercross star Chad Reed, the former MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso and as many as 13 drivers coming from Formula 1. Not bad, huh?
Every weekend the competition is broken down into 260 minutes of track, divided into two free practice rounds, two qualifying sessions and two races, each lasting 50 minutes. The format allows the younger drivers to gain experience and the senior drivers to race with the option of being able to share the driver’s seat with a team member.
In 2020, as many as 31 drivers made their debut in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe. A good 10 under-21 drivers were on the starting grid in Monza for the first appointment of 2021: almost one-third of the formation. The best gain entry to the Lamborghini Young Driver Program and begin a career as professional drivers, just like the very young Giacomo Altoè, who at the tender age of 17 won the Super Trofeo Europe, the World Final of Vallelunga and the Gran Turismo Italian Championship. Today he is an official Lamborghini driver in the world’s most prestigious GT championships.
In 13 editions, 955 pilots of 66 different nationalities have competed in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo. Those include also 18 women drivers, including the Englishwoman Pippa Mann, who boasts seven participations in the Indy 500, and her fellow countrywoman Katherine Legge, with as many as nine 24 Hours of Daytona behind her.
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo has been held on 47 tracks – 18 in Europe, 13 in Asia, 14 in North America and two in the Middle East – for a total of 216 km of asphalt in the temples of motor sports around the world, such as the Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Imola, Laguna Seca, Suzuka and Shanghai circuits.