Lamborghini races into Ontario

570 horsepower, all-wheel-drive Lamborghini Gallardos compete in Trofeo race series

Published: September 7, 2013, 6:00 PM

Lamborghini Gallardo - Trofeo race car

Canada has been a pioneer in one-marque racing series, dating back to the Honda-Michelin, Players-GM and Rothmans-Porsche series of the 1980s.

Currently, the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Series (whew!) is the premier one-marque Canadian series. But it will be joined at Onario's Calabogie Motorsport Park by a North-American-wide series featuring even more exotic cars.

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, billed as the ultimate single-make racing series, makes its Canadian debut at Calabogie with two races on Saturday and Sunday.

The 570 horsepower, all-wheel-drive Lamborghini Gallardos competing in the Trofeo will be able to show their full potential on Canada's longest road course, with its 20 turns and 600-metre long straightaway.

North-Amrican Trofeo series drivers are competing for places in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Series Final in Vallelunga, Italy against the best from Europe and Asia.

Lamborghini Blancpain Series director, Tristan Herbert said, "Calabogie will be demanding for the drivers, but we expect the cars to be quick... the highly technical Calabogie circuit, means the drivers will need to be bold which all makes for great racing."