The new Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo racing series is proud to announce that one of Europe’s most established endurance racing drivers, 2004 Le Mans Endurance Series Champion Alexander Frei will be joining the inaugural series.
Frei has a long history in sportscar racing, and has considerable Lamborghini competition experience. Rejoining Team Autovitesse for Super Trofeo this year, Frei already has a relationship with the Italian marque, taking multiple class wins in the Diablo GTR at races such as the gruelling Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours.
In more recent years, Frei has driven for the French Courage squad, winning the LMP2 class of the first Le Mans Endurance Series in 2004, and has participated in no less than four Le Mans 24 Hours events. The Swiss driver’s best finish was eighth overall in 2005. After taking a year out of competition in 2008, Frei is back to contest in the pan-European, eighteen-race Super Trofeo season.
“I’m sure that the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is going to be fun,” said Frei. “The championship offers thrilling cars and great international race tracks, I can’t wait for the first race because Silverstone is one of my favourite circuits. Being able to drive the Super Trofeo there will be an extraordinary experience.”
“We are happy to welcome Alexander Frei back to the Lamborghini family,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, Director of Brand and Design for Lamborghini. “Super Trofeo offers an opportunity for experienced drivers and newcomers to sportscar racing alike, to compete on a level plane; fascinating racing will be the result.”