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September 29, 2015 18:13 ET

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Competition Heats Up in Final Stretch

BRASELTON, GA--(Marketwired - September 29, 2015) - The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series heads into the final stretch of its exciting 2015 season with two rounds of racing Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Road Atlanta, recognized as one of the world's best road courses.

The North American series, in its third season, will make its second stop at the 12-turn, 2.54-mile circuit. Last season Road Atlanta hosted the final two, championship-deciding rounds.

The weekend will showcase two 50-minute races for competitors in the incredible Lamborghini supercars. The 2015 season features multi-class racing for the first time with the introduction of the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo car. It joins the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4, the only Lamborghini featured in the series for the first two seasons.

Race One is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. (ET) Thursday, Oct. 1. Race Two will be at 5:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. Practice will take place Wednesday, Sept. 30, with qualifying at 8:45 a.m. Thursday.

This season already has seen the largest grids in Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America history. The 26 Lamborghinis at Road Atlanta, a mix of Huracáns and Gallardos, matches the season-high set two weeks ago at Circuit of the Americas.

The two rounds at Road Atlanta will set the stage for a showdown for the championship races. Competition continues to be fierce with four rounds left in the 2015 championship. There have been six different winner combinations through the first eight rounds.

Lamborghini factory driver Richard Antinucci and reigning Super Trofeo Europe champion Edoardo Piscopo have won three rounds together in the No. 50 O'Gara Motorsport entry representing Lamborghini Beverly Hills. Antinucci won Round 1 before Piscopo joined the fold in June at Watkins Glen International.

Antinucci has led the Huracán Pro class since his Round 1 win in May at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. He leads Enrique Bernoldi, winner of Round 8, by 26 points, 105-79. Piscopo is third with 71 points despite missing the first two rounds of the season.

Bernoldi will be back in the No. 1 Prestige Performance Huracán with reigning driver champion Kevin Conway at Road Atlanta after driving solo at COTA.

In the Huracán Pro-Am division, Corey Lewis has finished first in class in six consecutive rounds. He has not placed off the Pro-Am podium this season and also has five overall podium finishes.

Lewis' consistency in the No. 29 Change Racing entry representing Lamborghini Carolinas has earned him breathing room over second-place Pro-Am competitor Cedric Sbirrazzuoli. Lewis leads by 24 points, 114-90.

Ryan Ockey and Dylan Murcott join Lewis in the consistency category. Both have produced podium finishes in each race in their respective classes.

Ockey leads the Huracán Amateur class, 109-84, over the father-and-son duo of Jim and Josh Norman. Murcott has dominated the Gallardo division and leads Mitchum Motorsports teammate Brandon Gdovic by 42 points, 111-69.

The 2015 features 12 rounds at six iconic circuits. The season finale is Nov. 19-20 at Sebring International Raceway, followed immediately at the same circuit by the World Final, where the Super Trofeo North America, Europe and Asia series will converge and compete to determine a world champion.

All Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America events consist of two 50-minute sprint races.

The Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo adopts the V10 direct injection engine mounted on the road car, managed by a MoTeC control unit that delivers a maximum output of 620 horsepower. The frame is a hybrid carbon/aluminum construction with modified geometries to house an improved radiator up front and better accommodate the racing gearbox at the rear, which also provides better aerodynamics.

The 570-horsepower, V10 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo features impressive technology, such as paddle shift E-gear transmission, Öhlins race shocks, Brembo brakes, a carbon fiber aerodynamic package that includes a rear wing with 10 adjustable positions, MTA data acquisition, air jacks, center wheel locks and more.

World-class hospitality for competitors and guests also is an important part of the event experience in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. Guests from various Lamborghini dealerships are entertained at the Lamborghini and Blancpain Village, where gourmet food and drinks are provided in an elegant atmosphere worthy of the Lamborghini and Blancpain brand and lifestyle.

For more information on Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America, visit squadracorse.lamborghini.com, follow @thesupertrofeo on Twitter and Instagram and like the Super Trofeo Facebook and YouTube pages.

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant'Agata Bolognese, in Northeastern Italy. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, which made its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, is the successor to the iconic Gallardo and redefines the luxury super sports car driving experience with its innovative technology and outstanding performance. The Aventador LP 700-4, in Coupé and Roadster offerings, represents the reference point in the world of V12-powered, luxury super sports cars. With 129 dealerships worldwide, in half a century Lamborghini has created an uninterrupted series of extraordinary, exclusive cars that include the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, and several limited series like the Reventón, Sesto Elemento and Aventador J. The Veneno Coupé, the Egoista and the Veneno Roadster, were created to celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary year in 2013.

Blancpain - Innovation is our Tradition

Founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in the Swiss Jura, Blancpain is the world's oldest watch brand. Loyal to its tradition of innovation, confirmed by countless horological complications invented over the years, this same spirit of inventiveness continues to drive the master-watchmakers of the Manufacture. Determined to move beyond the borders of its legacy, Blancpain is constantly regenerated as it pushes the frontiers of watchmaking in perpetually enhancing its timepieces.

Today, Blancpain pursues its enduring commitment to the renewal of mechanical horology, steadily passing on exceptional expertise from one generation to the next by constant investments in human resources, production technologies and research. This approach is the source of its strength and expresses a long-term vision deliberately running counter to any tendency to seek immediate profit.

From creating components to designing watches, Blancpain is distinguished by its capacity to develop exceptional timepieces and over the past ten years, the Manufacture has introduced no less than 35 new calibres.

This philosophy is conveyed through each of the brand's creations and all its collections: from the classic Villeret to the legendary Fifty Fathoms diver's watch, as well as Grandes Complications from the Le Brassus collection and the sporty L-evolution line -- while naturally never forgetting its Women models.

For more info please visit: www.blancpain.com.

PERTAMINA

World Class Oil, Gas & Energy Company

Pertamina is an Indonesian state owned oil, gas and energy company established on December 10, 1957. PERTAMINA's scope of business incorporates the upstream and downstream sectors of oil, gas and energy. The upstream sector covers oil, gas and geothermal energy exploration and production both domestically and overseas. The foregoing is pursued through its own operation and through partnerships in the form of joint operations with JOBs (Joint Operating Bodies), TACs (Technical Assistance Contracts) and JOCs (Joint Operating Contracts), whereas the downstream sector includes processing, marketing, trading and shipping. Commodities produced range from Fuel (BBM) and Non Fuel (Non BBM), LPG, LNG, Petrochemicals to Lube Base Oil and Lubricants.

Pertamina is operated worldwide which several oil blocks operate outside of Indonesia, and markets its lubricants to more than 25 countries. Inside of Indonesia Pertamina operates 6 oil refineries with a total capacity of 1,03 MBSD, 56 aviation depots, 3 lube oil blending plant, 113 fuel depots, and 4,677 fuel station.

Pertamina's goal is to become one of the Fortune 500 companies, give the spirit of the company to expand its market around the world, and through its premium lubricants, Fastron Platinum and premium fuel Pertamax racing support the Lamborghini Squadra Corse activities from 2015 to 2019.

For more information on PERTAMINA, please visit: www.pertamina.com

Pirelli

Pirelli is among the main tire makers globally and is the world leader in the Premium segment, with high technological content. Founded in 1872, it has a presence in over 160 countries, with 22 manufacturing facilities on four continents and 38,000 employees. Pirelli has been involved in motor racing -- a proving ground for technical innovation -- since 1907, and is currently the exclusive Formula 1® tire manufacturer for the 2014-2016 championship seasons, as well as equipping World Superbike and many other global series. For the 2015 season, Pirelli is once more the tire manufacturer most heavily involved in motorsports. Excluding Formula 1, Pirelli supplies nearly 150 other international championships on road and track, underlining the company's sporting DNA.

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