[August 18-19, 2012, Ordos] Today, the third race of the Lamborghini- Blancpain Super Trofeo Asian Challenge 2012 raced on the Ordos International Circuit for Lamborghini owners and Chinese supercars. Enthusiasts presented an ultimate driving feast. Italian supercar maker Lamborghini and luxury watch manufacturing giant Blancpain bring this passionate and challenging international event to Ordos, China, allowing Chinese consumers to experience Lamborghini’s “extreme, pure, uncompromising” brand spirit. It is worth mentioning that this event is also the first auto sports event held in China in the history of Lamborghini. Over the next few months, Lamborghini will host another three races, including Guangzhou in September, Shanghai in October and Shanghai in November.
The Lamborghini- Blancpain Super Trofeo Asian Challenge debuted in China for the first time, which not only brought more freshness to the international racing team, but also made them face a lot of challenges. The Ordos Speedway, newly built in 2010, is the world’s first track to be constructed in the shape of an animal in its entirety, with a total length of 3.751 kilometers and a total of 18 curves. The designed maximum speed is 296 kilometers per hour. On this site, known as China’s First International Mountain Race Track, drivers and teams must constantly adapt to the impact of terrain differences on the car, while also adapting to changing factors such as the local climate.
China has become one of the most important markets for Lamborghini in the world. We are very pleased to bring the Super Trofeo Asian Challenge to the Ordos Circuit to show Chinese consumers another aspect of the Lamborghini brand. Mr. Cristiano Inverni, the head of Lamborghini- Blancpain Super Trofeo Asian Challenge, said. ‘In fact, there are four races in the Asian season of 2012 in China, which further highlights Lamborghini’s commitment to the Chinese market. By hosting this event, we also hope to drive Lamborghini’s continued growth in sales in the foreseeable future.
Alain Delamuraz, Vice President and Marketing Director of Blancpain, said: ‘In recent years, Blancpain has achieved very good performance in the Asian market. As one of the first Swiss watch manufacturers entering the Chinese market, we are very excited to follow Super Trofeo Asia The challenge came to the Ordos International Circuit again. Last year, Blancpain participated in the FIA GT1 World Championship in Ordos and witnessed this exciting event. We hope that the first race of the Super Trofeo Asian Challenge in China will also be able to Bring everyone an unforgettable experience. This event allows our consumers and media friends to experience the perfect combination of the art of watchmaking and car events. ‘
As a supplement to the China Touring Car Championship, the Lamborghini- Blancpain Super Trofeo Asian Challenge has a more unique aspect. The Lamborghini- Blancpain Super Trofeo Asian Challenge is only for amateur drivers. It is one of the fastest single-brand races in the world that uses four-wheel drive. It can be used alone or in conjunction with a driver. In a formal race, a team of two drivers must change drivers 20 and 30 minutes after the race. A single team must also enter the blank room for at least 1 minute during the replacement of other drivers. The difference in race experience will have a great impact on the race result, which greatly increases the visibility of the race.
In Saturday’s qualifying match, due to a collision between Japanese team No. 10 (Suzuki) and Taiwan team No. 38 (Chao), both sides were unable to participate in the first official match in the afternoon. Giorgio Sanna, the main test driver of the Lamborghini R & D Center, said: ‘The Ordos circuit does have higher requirements for driver technology. It is very difficult to find the correct driving route in some corners. In addition, the surface of the track is covered by a layer of wind The sandy soil has brought even greater challenges to all drivers. ‘However, both teams decided to continue to participate in Sunday’s race, showing admirable team spirit and a passion for motor sports. The crashed vehicle was repaired overnight and re-established safety standards and was able to continue participating in Sunday’s second race.
The weather was clear during the first race on Saturday, with the popular Chinese team Liu / Rizzo (No. 37) starting in third place, and pole and second place were Charlz (No. 99) from Singapore. And Ramli (No. 9) from Malaysia. Although the results at the Sepang circuit were not satisfactory, Ramli (No. 9) performed impressively at Fuji: he ranked 14th in the first race and jumped to the second place in the second race. In the Ordos race, Ramli won the championship with the best lap of 1: 46: 522 with excellent technology, and the winning champion Liu / Rizzo (No. 37) in the first two stations won the runner-up and Charlz (No. 99). ) Only third place with a slight gap.
In Sunday’s second game, Chan / Tse (No. 88) from Hong Kong steadily chased from the sixth position and finally won the third place. At the same time, Liu / Rizzo (No. 37) and Ramli (No. 9) have been following closely throughout the game, and have never opened a gap. However, Ramli (No. 9) finally returned to the first place and won the championship again at the Ordos. From September 15th to 16th, the Lamborghini- Blancpain Super Trofeo Asian Challenge will be moved to Guangzhou to bring more exciting international car races to the majority of racing enthusiasts.