Having secured a sure overall win after the first race at the Shanghai International Circuit on Saturday, Pro-Am Team Liu/Rizzo (#37) of China proudly took their title as champions of the 2012 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series with 142 points, a margin of 21 over runner up pro-am driver Ramli (#9) of Malaysia, and 33 points ahead of third position pro-am team Charlz (#99) of Singapore. In the amateur ranking, Kenan (#3) of China and Chan / Tse (#88) of Hong Kong fought a close battle all the way to the finale race on Sunday, finally to be won by Kenan (#3) who maintained a strong performance throughout the Series.
President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann said: “This has been a tremendously successful first season for us in Asia, where we have been treated to strong and exciting performances from the drivers. Having just concluded our fourth European Series in Spain in October, we are thrilled to see that the Super Trofeo is gaining in reputation and following internationally.” Mr. Winkelmann concluded: “As in Europe, we would like to thank our partners at Blancpain, our many customers who race with us and the media and the public that give us enormous support. We now look forward to turning the heat up next year with an upgraded race car, and bringing more motorsport excitement to aspiring race drivers in Asia.”
“This first year of Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia was a great success” said Alain Delamuraz, Blancpain Vice President and Head of Marketing. “As official timekeeper and title sponsor of the race, we are proud to welcome all the teams in our new Boutique in Xin Tian Di, the entertainment district of Shanghai. There, we will also congratulate the winners of this year’s championship and award them with a Blancpain watch. The adventure continues, and we look forward to coming back for more next year.