Lamborghini Super Trofeo at DTM 2010
At the season-opener (24-25 April 2010) of DTM, the Europe's most famous touring car racing series, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is about to return to the race track after its successful 2009 season. First on the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters' calendar is the Hockenheimring track in Germany at which professional and "gentlemen" racers will once again battle for place at the winner's podium behind-the-wheel of Super Trofeo race cars, lightweight versions of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4.
For 2010 DTM season, the Lamborghini teams that already confirmed its participation are Reiter Engineering, which secured second place in the 2009 Teams' Championship, the new Swiss outfit Black Bull Racing, which will make its Super Trofeo premiere in Hockenheim and the 2009 Pro-Am Drivers' Champion Claudio Rossetto, who won seven race victories for team Petri Corse last year.
"I had a fantastic 2009 season," shares Rossetto. "The competition was tough but we persevered and managed to fend off our closest rivals to take the Pro-Am Driver, Pro Driver and Team titles. Racing in a Lamborghini is a fantastic experience, and having had such an amazing time last year, we will come back even more confident and motivated for 2010."
"The second Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo season is highly anticipated," said Lamborghini's Director of Brand and Design, Manfred Fitzgerald. "We're excited to see new teams join the Super Trofeo family for 2010, while competitors from last season will return to defend their honours. The on-track battles were extremely close in 2009, and we're set for another thrilling season ahead."
Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain, the series' title sponsor, commented: "This second season looks eventful and I'm really looking forward to it, starting with the first races in Hockenheim, where the circuit is extremely technical and very fast. I am confident about the results, which we'll be trying to improve still further this year."