Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Kicks Off 2023 Season

BY Sean Loo

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia is back in a big way, with six rounds in six different destinations.

The opening race in Sepang, Malaysia, heralds the return of the much-missed championship after a long three-season hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first shakedown circuit will be Malaysia’s 5.543km, FIA Grade 1 Sepang International Circuit with the field contesting the first two, 50-minute races of the year. This is also where the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 will make its Asian racing debut.

“The return of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia will reignite motorsport in the region, and we’re thrilled to reunite the Asia Pacific Lamborghini family, welcome new teams and drivers, and debut the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2. We are looking forward to a truly memorable season,” said Giorgio Sanna, head of Lamborghini Motorsport.

The 2023 lineup also features a whole international roster of skilled and talented drivers, including a fellow Singaporean in the mix. Jason Loh will be going up against some of the world’s best, and the field has a good mix of veterans and new faces.

A dedicated, professional coach will also be at the disposal of all series drivers at every round of the series as part of the comprehensive driver and team support package. At Sepang, the designated coach is Macau Grand Prix winner André Couto, who amassed vast experience contesting the Japan Super GT in a JLOC Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO over several seasons.

Of course, the real star of the show is the new formidable Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2. Featuring radical aerodynamic refinements over its predecessor its uncompromising design was created by Lamborghini Centro Stile. New light clusters and a pronounced ‘omega’ lip at the front, culminating in new air curtain intakes help optimise airflow.

The iconic 5.2-litre NA V10 engine now delivers up to 611bhp, retaining its goosebump-inducing legendary sound. A sound that has since become synonymous with the Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

Drivers will be competing for four championship titles over the Lamborghini Super Trofeo 2023 season - Overall, PRO-AM, AM and Lamborghini Cup, with combinations of FIA-ranked Bronze, Silver and Gold drivers.

Each race weekend will feature two 60-minute free practice sessions followed by two 15-minute qualifying runs to set the grids for each of the 50-minute races. Each race also includes one mandatory pitstop. Championship points, like other racing series, are awarded for the top 10 finishers on a descending scale from 15 to 1, with an additional point for pole position in each class.

Australia is also a new destination for the Super Trofeo race circus, held at The Bend Motorsport Park, located 100km southeast of Adelaide.

South Korea’s Hankook will be the global official tyre partner for the 2023 season and joins long-time Asian series collaborator Roger Dubuis in supporting the championship.

All races will be live-streamed via theLamborghini Squadra Corse YouTube channel.