Lamborghini makes history with 100th GT3 victory thanks to another GT World Challenge America success
Heading into the weekend, Pepper and Lamborghini Factory Driver Caldarelli held an impressive lead in the points standings after a dominant start to the GT World Challenge America season, first at Sonoma Raceway and then the Circuit of the Americas. The race weekend began strongly again with the third fastest time in the first free practice session with Caldarelli at the wheel before Pepper topped the second session.
Come qualifying for Race 1, Caldarelli and Pepper claimed pole position and duly took another victory, albeit in hard-fought fashion as an unfortunately timed full course yellow came out just before the mandatory driver-change pit window opened.
The victory became Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s 100th success in GT3 racing, stemming back six years to the first win at Monza in 2015, an achievement which Lamborghini’s Head of Motorsport Giorgio Sanna says reflects the company’s prowess in sportcar racing over the years.
Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini Head of Motorsport, commented : The 100 overall victories achieved by the two generations of Huracán in GT3 not only demonstrates the indisputable performance and reliability of our car, but also the growth of Lamborghini Squadra Corse as a motorsport department. From the first race in 2015 at Monza, which also coincided with the first victory, we continue to support all our customer teams worldwide and I take this opportunity to thank them and share this important result with them and our drivers.
Jun 07, 2021 at 03:03