Published on August 17th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Korea celebrates Super Trofeo Asia Series
A new landmark in Lamborghini’s motor sporting history was made in Asia last weekend, where for the first time ever the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series took place in South Korea. This eagerly awaited Korean debut marks the third round of this year’s championship, hosted at the country’s brand new International Circuit, Inje Speedium. At this stop, Korean racing saw spectacular success as Mr. Ryu Si-Won, the first ever contestant from Korea, took consecutive victories in group B of race 1 and race 2.
Jointly hosted by the Italian manufacturer of luxury super sports cars Automobili Lamborghini and Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Blancpain, this race brought gentlemen drivers, their friends and families from across Asia to the remote region of Inje, South Korea. Under the luring excitement of a new-fangled venue and the warmth of the Korean Sun, Inje Speedium cut a picturesque background for contestants as they took on this exciting weekend.
The Inje Speedium is the shortest track in this year’s Super Trofeo Asia Series. Featuring 20 corners and an abundance of elevation changes, contestants faced a challenging track with equal scope for errors and opportunities. The longest straight at Inje Speedium lies at just 640m long, leaving less room for full acceleration and more for handling and maneuverability, a challenge warmly welcomed by the feature model of this series , the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013.
In group A, seizing the opportunity he so narrowly missed the day before, Malaysia’s Afiq Yazid (#2) held a considerable lead throughout the second half of this race and came in for a well-earned win and his second triumph so far this season. Making their fourth podium finish this season were Max Wiser and Jiang Xin (#9), whose strong positioning and consistency throughout this race brought them into third place. Further illustrating the uncompromising potential and endless possibilities of the Super Trofeo was Ryu Si-Won (#82), who ascended to the podium once again as the champion of group B. Returning for their second day of glory after upholding their positions throughout most of the race were Han Lin and Hanns Lin (#36) and Freddy Setiawan and Denis Lian (#63), who finished in second and third place respectively.
The Super Trofeo will continue throughout this year in Fuji in Japan, Shanghai in China and finally Macau, where the grand finale will be held. This last stop of the series will coincide with the 60th Macau Grand Prix, where the eyes of the world will fall upon this small seaboard region to bring further climax to the Super Trofeo Asia Series 2013.