Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia set for sensational Spanish season finale

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia set for sensational Spanish season finale

22.10.2019: The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia is gearing up for an exhilarating showdown at the Spanish Circuito de Jerez with the final double-header of the 2019 season set for October 24-25, ahead of the weekend’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final on October 25-


The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia is gearing up for an exhilarating showdown at the Spanish Circuito de Jerez with the final double-header of the 2019 season set for October 24-25, ahead of the weekend’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final on October 25-26.


The battle for all four championship titles will go down to the wire on the 4.428km track during the sixth and final round of the 2019 season, before the Asia series drivers go head-to-head with their Europe and North America Lamborghini Super Trofeo counterparts in the World Finals.



Ahead of the season finale, the calendar for the 2020 season of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia was also announced, with next year’s six-round championship traveling across Malaysia, Japan and China, before the conclusion of the 2020 season and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final in Misano Adriatico, Italy.



The 2019 season has seen season-long battles throughout the field and in the Pro category, FFF Racing Team’s Takashi Kasai and Juuso Puhakka and Gama Racing’s Evan Chen and Chris van der Drift are separated by a mere two points. While Kasai and Puhakka have the slight edge on their rivals, the 32 points on offer in Jerez means that nothing can be taken for granted. Chen and van der Drift have won six times this season, including at last month’s second race in Shanghai, and both teams will be aiming for a wheel-perfect finish as they compete for the 2019 Pro title.



Hojust Racing drivers Afiq Yazid and Toshiyuki Ochiai have been strong all season long, an outright win in Fuji amongst their six Pro-Am victories this season. Yazid and Ochiai lead the Pro-Am standings by 28 points, a comfortable lead aided in part by their maximum points-scoring weekend last month in Shanghai.



Second in the category is Leipert Motorsport’s Brendon Leitch, who, along with Puhakka and Chen, are part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Young Driver Program. In Jerez, Leitch again teams up with Massimo Vignali.



Alex Au will race with Yuki Nemoto for Round 6. While the pair are no longer in contention for the Pro-Am title, they will be looking to finish their season on a winning note. With Pro-Am podium finishes in each of last month’s Shanghai double header, and having joined the series mid-season, Leipert Motorsport drivers Dan Wells and Philip Kadoorie will be on the hunt for their first series victory in Jerez. 



T Squared Racing driver Huilin Han continues to lead the Am class standings having scored a win and a podium finish in his home race in Shanghai.  Han, who has a total of five Am victories thus far this season, heads into the finale with a 17-point lead over his closest rivals, brothers Sarun and Saravut Sereethoranakul of PSC Motorsports.



Racing as a solo effort in the Am class is fellow Thai driver Bobby Buncharoen of True Visions Motorsport, while Zen Low and Angelo Negro partner at Aylezo Motorsports.



Clement Li tops the leaderboard in the hotly-contested Lamborghini Cup, holding a seven-point advantage over his 852 Challengers teammate Paul Wong. Li and Wong are back together in Jerez, the pair eager to return to winning form.  Third in the Lamborghini Cup standings are yh Racing duo Takamichi Matsuda and Dai Yoshihara.



Fresh from his first win of the season last month is GDL Racing’s Gabriele Murroni who, like Vincenzo Sospiri Racing driver Kumar Prabakaran, will race solo across the two 50-minute races.



Excitement is also building for next year’s ninth Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia season. The championship will continue to feature four categories -- Pro, Pro-Am, Am and Lamborghini Cup -- but for the first time, a single driver in the Pro class will also be permitted. The 2020 season begins March 27-29 at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, before two double headers in Japan, first at Fuji Speedway from May 22-24 and then at Suzuka Circuit from June 19-21.



Following the fourth round of the championship, the championship will close out its Asian rounds in Shanghai from September 11-13. The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia then travels to Italy, where the season finale on October 29-30 will be followed by the world final, with both hosted in Misano Adriatico for the first time.



The two races that comprise Round 6 will be held together with the final double header of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. Two free practice sessions will take place the morning of Thursday, October 24 before two back-to-back qualifying sessions in the afternoon. An action-packed Friday will feature Race 1 at 10:00 CEST and Race 2 at 15:05 CEST.



The following day the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final gets underway, with the Am and Lamborghini Cup drivers in one group and the Pro and Pro-Am drivers racing together. Following back-to-back qualifying sessions, Race 1 for the Am and Lamborghini Cup drivers takes place at 15:05 CEST, ahead of the Pro and Pro-Am Race 1 at 17:00 CEST. Sunday’s Race 2 will first see the Am and Lamborghini Cup drivers race for the final time this season at 11:30 CEST, before the Pro and Pro-Am drivers race at 15:00 CEST.



All the action from Round 6 and from the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final will be available to watch via a live stream at: squadracorse.lamborghini.com.




- Nikki Kemp, photo Lamborghini

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22.10.2019 / MaP

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