Babini-Zaugg will test new Huracan trofeo
Lamborghini Squadra Corse has announced Fabio Babini and Adrian Zaugg as test drivers to develop the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo race car, to be adopted in the three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series (Europe, Asia, North America).
Giorgio Sanna, chief test driver of Automobili Lamborghini’s R&D department and head of Squadra Corse, says this is an important part of developing the new race car. The duo of Babini and Zaugg brings an important blend of experience and racing talent. Both have solid experience of the Super Trofeo series, racing, and understand our brand. They will be focused on not only important aspects such as the Huracán Super Trofeo’s ultimate performance, but also the right feel and set-up of the cars to suit our series. Moreover they both have experience in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.
Babini, twice European Champion of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo (2009 and 2011) and with consistent experience of GT racing from FIA GT up to American Le Mans Series and the 24hrs of Le Mans, is also an official Pirelli tester.
Adrian Zaugg, the 27 year-old Swiss-South African driver born in Singapore, already has a successful career in single seater racing under his belt (mainly A1 Grand Prix and GP2 Series).
The “Piero Taruffi” of Vallelunga is the track chosen by Lamborghini Squadra Corse for its racing car development program. This circuit represents the ideal mix between a technical section that is good for maneuverability, and a fast part on which to tune aerodynamics.
In addition to Babini and Zaugg, Lamborghini’s Young Drivers Program gives the opportunity to Super Trofeo drivers aged under 26 to participate in the development phase of the new race car. Those selected so far are Andrea Amici, Giacomo Barri, Mirko Bortolotti, Alberto Cerqui, Alberto Di Folco, Jeroen Mul, Andrew Palmer, Edoardo Piscopo, Charlz Ro, Gerhard Tweraser, Giovanni Venturini and Alberto Viberti.