Automobili Lamborghini has announced its single marque racing series, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, will launch in North America in 2013. The North American series will be sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association [IMSA] this year and will race predominantly alongside GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón events.
Now in its fifth and second year in Europe and Asia respectively, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America is the perfect series for Pro-Am racers, ensuring maximum track time for participants with practice, qualifying and two 50-minute races during two-day race weekends.
The only one-make, four-wheel drive series in the world ensures exciting action from 20-plus grids on track while off track competitors and VIPs enjoy exceptional Italian hospitality in unique Lamborghini style.
While IMSA will run the North American series in 2013, Lamborghini has confirmed a long-term agreement for the series to run under the same sanctioning body that will be responsible for the unified North American sports car championship, the United SportsCar Racing series.
In 2013, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America will race on either GRAND-AM or IMSA race weekends with the exception of the final USA race of the season, which will be run alongside IndyCar at Fontana, California.
At the end of 2013, the winners of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America will also be invited to take part in a world ‘final’ in Italy, alongside Super Trofeo winners from the European and Asian series.
“Our international motorsport program, under our newly defined Squadra Corse department within Lamborghini, is the pinnacle of our various Lamborghini driving experiences, from test driving to our instructional academy and finally racing in the Super Trofeo and our new GT3 program. The US market for Lamborghini was up 50 percent in 2012 over 2011 and we continue to see the growth of our brand here: this is the perfect time to formally launch Lamborghini motorsport in the USA.”