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Automobili Lamborghini appoints Squadra Corse test drivers
Automobili Lamborghini appoints Fabio Babini & Adrian Zaugg as Squadra Corse test drivers and announces the selected drivers to Young Drivers Program

Sant'Agata Bolognese, 29 May 2014

Sanna Babini and ZauggLamborghini Squadra Corse bass announced Fabio Babini and Adrian Zaugg as test drivers to develop the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo race car, to be adopted in the three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series (Europe, Asia, North America).

Giorgio Sanna, chief test driver of Automobili Lamborghini's R&D department and head of Squadra Corse, says this is an important part of developing the new race car: "The duo of Babini and Zaugg brings an important blend of experience and racing talent. Both have solid experience of the Super Trofeo series, racing and understanding our brand. They will be focused on not only important aspects such as the Huracán Super Trofeo's ultimate performance, but also the right feel and set-up of the cars to suit our series. Moreover they both have experience in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo."

Fabio Babini, twice European Champion of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo (2009 and 2011) and with consistent experience of GT racing from FIA GT up to American LeMans Series and the 24hrs of LeMans, is also an official Pirelli tester: "I'm very proud and enthusiastic about this new challenge. The Lamborghini marque means an awful lot to me. I'm very passionate about it and it's given me some incredible personal racing opportunities. This is a chance to truly be part of the family! I'm extremely motivated. The development of the new car will be exciting. As a Pirelli tester I've already contributed to development of race versions of Lamborghini cars and this is a great opportunity at the next level."

Adrian Zaugg, the 27 year-old Swiss-South African driver born in Singapore, already has a successful career in single seater racing under his belt (mail A1 Grand Prix and GP2): "To take on the role of an official Lamborghini Squadra Corse test driver is a major personal achievement. Some of my greatest race rewards came from duelling for top position in the 2012 series of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. This is like being on the podium again! This is a new challenge for me but also a good opportunity to further improve my racing skills."

The Audodromo Vallelunga Piero Tauffi is a track chose by Lamborghini Squadra Corse for its racing car development program. This circuit represents the ideal mix between a technical section that is good for maneuverability and a fast part on which to tune aerodynamics.

In addition to Babini and Zaugg, Lamborghini's Young Drivers Program gives the opportunity to Super Trofeo drives aged under 26 to participate in the development phase of the new race car. Those selected so far are: Andrea Amici (ITA), Giacomo Barri (ITA), Alberto Cerqui (ITA), Alberto Di Folco (ITA), Jeroem Mul (NDL), Andrew Palmer (USA), Edoardo Piscopo (ITA), Charlz Ro (SGN), Gerhard Tweraser (A), Giovanni Venturini (ITA) and Alberto Viberti (ITA). Mirko Bortolotti as well will again join for his proved expertise.

"This gives both Squadra Corse the opportunity to gain important feedback from a range of competitors in the Super Trofeo series and gives these young drivers the chance to participate in a car's development, an important aspect of professional motor racing," said Giorgio Sanna. "We look forward to working with a dynamic and inspired test-driver team as we develop our new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo."

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - Europe
2014 Calendar

12-13 April - Monza (ITA)
23-25 May - Silverstone (GBR)
28-29 June - Paul Ricard (FRA)
23-27 July - Spa Francorchamps (BEL)
19-21 September - Nurburgring (DEU)
20-21 November - Sepang (MAL) [World Final]

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