The 2011 calendar for Lamborghini’s one-make series, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, has been confirmed. The series will visit circuits across Europe in 2011 as professional and gentleman drivers compete for Lamborghini honours at the wheel of 570hp V10 Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars.
2011 marks the third year of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo following two seasons of close competition, where the series’ titles have remained undecided until the final event. Once again, the series will visit demanding circuits across the continent, including the iconic Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and the technically challenging Paul Ricard in France. A new addition for 2011, the Super Trofeo season-opener will be held at the renowned Italian circuit of Monza in April.
Lamborghini will continue its partnership with the FIA GT1 World Championship this coming season, visiting both Silverstone and Paul Ricard alongside the prestigious series. It will also support the new GT Endurance Series, which will be launched by SRO in 2011, as well as the ADAC GT Masters and International GT Open. Lamborghini and Blancpain will also continue its highly successful collaboration, combining exquisite engineering from the two complementary luxury brands.
Due to the high level of competition in previous seasons, the format of the series will remain the same: each race weekend will consist of three 40-minute races, a 30-minute qualifying session and 40 minutes free practice.
However, as part of the continuing evolution of the series, new driver classifications will be introduced in 2011. Competing drivers will be classified under FIA guidelines and issued with Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze status, depending on their experience. Lamborghini will also introduce a Rookie category for new drivers who have not previously competed.
“We are keeping key elements that have contributed to the series’ success to date: firstly, our prestigious partner Blancpain, and secondly our race format,” said Automobili Lamborghini’s Director of Research and Development, Maurizio Reggiani. “We are looking forward to seeing these race versions of the Lamborghini Gallardo back on track with yet another competitive and entertaining season.”
2011 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo calendar
Date – Track – Event
17 April – Monza (Italy) – GT Endurance Series
05 June – Silverstone (UK) – FIA GT1 World Championship
17 July – Paul Ricard (France) – FIA GT1 World Championship
31 July – Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) – GT Endurance Series
02 October – Hockenheim (Germany) – ADAC GT Masters
30 October – Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain) – International GT Open