Racing with Shorade

July 24, 2013, posted in Industry, Manufacturers, Shorade.

Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team UK was established in January 2012 after two years of planning and is based near Catton Park in Derbyshire. It is the only British Team competing in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo European Series.

The Team

Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team UK is owned by Team Principal Mike Edmonds. Mike has over 25 years of motorsport experience as a driver and engineer. He has successfully run sports and single seater racing cars in the UK and Continental Europe for 10 years.  The team has full factory assistance from Italy and is running two cars in the European Super Trofeo series.

Phil Ellis is Team Manager for Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team UK. Previously, Phil was Group Chief Instructor for MotorSport Vision/PalmerSport, a position he held for 13 years. He also has 30 years of motorsport background, mainly as a driver and instructor.

The Chief Engineer is Alfonso Calabia. Alfonso is from Galicia, Spain and after obtaining his degree in Automotive Engineering at Cranfield University, immediately started working his way to the top of motorsport. He has travelled the world engineering all types of racing cars and his previous roles include performance engineer at the HRT and Force India F1 teams.

The Car

The team has the only two Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo GTR racing cars in the UK. They have a 600 horsepower 5.2 litre V10 engine mated to a 6 speed semi automatic paddleshift gearbox. They also have permanent four wheel drive and ABS but no traction control. 0 to 60 mph is reached in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph. with no silencers or catalytic converters to restrict performance, they sound absolutely amazing on track!

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship

For more than 5 years, the partnership between Blancpain and Automobili Lamborghini has been stronger than ever. The Blancpain Manufacture in Le Brassus and Automobili Lamborghini in Sant’Agata Bolognese share common values such as precision, reliability and the transmission of know-how. The two Manufacturers move in different circles, but are driven by a common passion for innovation and excellence.

Coinciding with Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary celebrations, The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship represents a new era of motorsport and an ultimate lifestyle experience.

The series in Europe has already entered its fifth year, and has re-emerged for an exciting second season in Asia. Furthermore, Super Trofeo has made its way into the United States for the first time this year. The championship is divided into two categories; Amateurs and Pro-Amateurs who compete either individually or with a co-driver.

Race Format

In order to provide greater familiarity with the circuits, the race format allows gentlemen drivers to spend more time on the track than most other series.

In 2013 the championship will travel to some of Europe’s legendary circuits and almost 60 drivers from 15 different countries will compete for PRO and AM titles.

The race weekend is made up of a combination comprising of two and three day events with a maximum of two drivers per car. Driving time is unrivalled for a series at this level:

  • 2 X 60 minute free practice sessions
  • 1 X 40 minute qualifying session
  • 2 X 50 minute races
Compulsory Driver Change

For driving teams comprising of two drivers, a compulsory change of driver during the races adds another dimension to the competition: as one driver  hands over to his team-mate, different levels of racing experience often lead to thrilling last-minute changes in the leader-board.

To maintain fair competition, all driving teams, including teams represented by single drivers, must stop in the pit for a minimum of 1 minute during the driver change period.

This is a fantastic championship and Shorade is proud to be associated with it!

If you would like further details or would like to follow Automobili Lamborghini Racing Team UK please visit www.lrtuk.com, alternatively e-mail info@lrtuk.com or call + 44(0)1827 382011

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