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The Raging Bull Comes to Japan's Storied Racing Ground
Posted by: newsla on Aug 29, 2014 - 06:16 AM
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The Raging Bull Comes to Japan's Storied Racing Ground


After the season-start race at Sepang and a record-breaking race in Sentul, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo 2014 Asia Series will visit Japan between 29th and 31st of August for its 3rd race of the season. June’s race weekend in Sentul marked the largest gathering of Lamborghinis in the history of Indonesia, both at the Sentul International Circuit and during the car parade in Jakarta. Now, the Super Trofeo Asia Series has moved north, to cooler climes. For three consecutive years, the Super Trofeo has come to the Land of the Rising Sun, lending this coming race weekend in Fuji a sense of tradition and continuity.

 

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Host to the first-ever Formula 1 race in Japan in 1976, the Fuji Speedway is characterized by its length and high embankments and was designed by Tilke of Germany. Though originally designed to host NASCAR Japan races, the Speedway was converted into a road course early in its history. Adding to the challenge is the Fuji Speedway’s reputation for danger due to the sharp turns of the track. Finally, the Fuji Speedway has one of the longest straightaways of all racetracks, at approximately 1.5 km long. This should be plenty of room for the gentlemen drivers to push their Lamborghinis to the roaring limit.

Challenge often becomes opportunity, especially for undefeated home drivers. Wiser still leads this year’s series with an impressive 60 points (having some in first in all four races so far). However, the season is still young. Fuji, the third stop of the season, marks the halfway point in this year’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series. Coming in second in points overall is Ochiai, a Japanese. Fans are expecting an impressive performance from Ochiai here on his home turf in Japan. Aside from Ochiai, other Japanese drivers are slowly climbing up the leaderboard, including: Hoshino and Orido. It goes without saying that there is a lot of power and commitment behind the Japanese drivers. This race will reveal if these gentlemen drivers can turn their desire to win into an impressive performance at the Fuji International Raceway.

Not only are drivers battling for victory here, but racing fans can also expect a thrilling display of the Lamborghini racing lifestyle at the Fuji Speedway. Situated in the shadow of the mountain from which it draws its name, the Fuji Speedway will be the fantastic stage for the 3rd race of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo 2014 Asia Series racing weekend.

Though the sense of tradition and continuity is palpable, there is something new and exciting about this race weekend. This weekend’s race in Fuji will be the first Super Trofeo race after the official unveiling of the all-new Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, From 2015, Lamborghini’s newest ‘raging bull’ super sports car, the Huracán, will be the car raced in all of the three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series (Europe, Asia and North America). Next season’s Series will feature both the Gallardo and the Huracán which will share the grid but will race in different classes. A significant feature of this model is the rear-wheel drive choice as already adopted in the GT classes. This will allow Super Trofeo drivers to gain important experience of this traction system to facilitate their motorsport careers.


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