On 15th – 16th September, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series 2012 went to the GIC – Guangdong International Circuit. 16 cars took their positions on the grid during the first race and it started with Liu/Rizzo in the first place followed by Ramli of Malaysia and Charlz of Singapore in second and third position respectively. A total of 9 cars crossed the finish line after 23 laps and Singapore’s Charlz was the first one to cross it, achieving his first victory of the Series.
At the second position was Ramli, followed by Lok. The second race, held on Sunday, saw a more action as the drivers were more comfortable with the track and its technical turns. Ramli saw his third victory of the series. Liu/Rizzo finished the race at the second position and Uematsu from Japan finished third. The Head of Super Trofeo Asia Series, Cristiano Inverni, during the free practice on Friday, said that over the first three races in Sepang, Fuji and Ordos, the racing teams have discovered the best of themselves with each race being an opportunity to outdo oneself.
He also added that along with experienced drivers, even amateurs were delivering an incredible performance across Asia. Commenting on the GIC, Alain Delamuraz, Vice President and Head of Marketing, Blancpain said that they are very excited to have discovered the new circuit in Guangdong as they have never attended a race at that track.
The Guangdong International Circuit qualifies all FIA and F3 standards and covers 2.82km with 13 turns. It is the shortest track in length in the series with just a small stretch which allows a top speed of 250kmph. With this, the GIC proved to be one of the most technical track so far as the teams had to control and handle the Super Trofeo race cars through extremely sharp turns and technical corner exits.
For the benefit of a few, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship provides an exclusive platform for Gentlemen drivers who are entering individually or in teams of two to compete with Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars.
There are two categories in the series; pure amateurs and pro – amateurs. Each race ends with two podium ceremonies, one for pure amateur drivers only, irrespective of the driver category.