Huracán GT3 triumphs in American and Asian Championships
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Lamborghini brilliantly concluded the GT3 season in the US and Asia. After the European successes earned with the Huracán GT3, the House of the Raging Bull triumphed in the 2018 IMSA GTD Driver, Team and Manufacturer Championships at Road Atlanta (USA), and 2018 Blancpain GT Series Overall, Silver, Pro/Am and Team Championships in Ningbo (China).
The first victory of a historical week-end came at the end of the grueling 10-hour final race of the season, the Petit Le Mans of Road Atlanta, when the Paul Miller Racing Huracán GT3 no. 48 piloted by Bryan Sellers, Madison Snow and endurance teammate Corey Lewis took home the first-ever IMSA championship for their team owner and Lamborghini. The trio piloted their GT3 to a third-place finish, thus concluding the season with a four-point advantage at the end of all 11 races. The championship title was a first for Paul Miller Racing after the team had come close to winning the title hunt on several previous occasions, having finished in the top three, three times in the last four years. Taking the GTD Championship titles is a first for all involved – the two drivers, the manufacturer and the team.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, FFF Racing Team by ACM and Lamborghini wrapped up four titles in the Blancpain GT Series Asia at Ningbo. This stunning third victory of 2018 secured Dennis Lind and Martin Kodric the Overall and Silver Cup crowns. During the current season, Lind and Kodric scored three victories and three podiums, both drivers having grown up within the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program. The Pro/Am success of Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Marco Mapelli also contributed to the excitement of Chinese teams’ title celebrations.
Stefano Domenicali, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, declared: “Those results demonstrate the commitment of the women and men involved in the Lamborghini motorsport program. And the quality of our car. I’m very happy about those results and I want to congratulate the teams and the drivers. Over the horizon we look forward to new challenges with the new Huracán GT3 EVO.”
Giorgio Sanna, Head of Lamborghini Motorsport, said: “It has been a historic moment for Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Huracán GT3. After the successes in Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours earlier this year, winning in Asia and the USA displays the real dimension of what we achieved. I want to thank all the people who have contributed to this great feat.”
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