Nail Biting Season-Opener For Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia

BY Sean Loo

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia made a dazzling return with a sensational season-opener at Malaysia’s 5.543km Sepang International Circuit.

The international field of PRO, PRO-AM, AM and Lamborghini Cup drivers fought for supremacy over two jam-packed races.

Winning high praise from both drivers and teams was the star of the show - the new 3rd-generation Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2, which made its Asian debut in Malaysia.

After a rain-delayed start, a thrilling season-opening race was won by the Absolute Racing PRO pairing of defending champion Chris van der Drift and exciting new young gun Marco Giltrap.

Pole-sitter Dan Wells took the PRO-AM victory - finishing second overall - with D1 Racing Team teammate Oscar Lee, while SQDA-GRIT Motorsport claimed the AM win on their series debut. The grid was an all-star lineup, and it was also the first-ever international race for Korean duo Brian Lee and John Kwon.

The first Lamborghini Cup win of the season went to class pole-sitter Supachai Weeraborwornpong of Siamgas Corse.

After two of 12 races, van der Drift and Giltrap lead the PRO standings from Chen Wei’an and Xu Shenghui, while Dan Wells and Oscar Lee top the PRO-AM leaderboard with an eight-point lead over Tony and Jackson Walls.

Two pole positions, a podium and a top-ten finish put Thai pair Aniwat Lommahadthai and Pasarit Promsombat in the lead of the AM standings, but Tse Ka Hing trails by a mere three points after his race two class win. Johnson Huang and Vincent Tai are just a single point behind Tse in what promises to be a closely-contested category.

A podium and a win cemented Kumar Prabakaran’s place at the top of the Lamborghini Cup standings, two points ahead of Supachai Weeraborwornpong, with Ma Chi Min and Vong Keng Fai in third.

If you missed all of the action, fret not! You can rewatch the race highlights via theLamborghini Squadra Corse YouTube channel.

The battle for the 2023 titles continues when the season resumes next month, when the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia circus makes its Australian debut at The Bend Motorsport Park in Adelaide from June 9-11, 2023.