Raging bulls. They are heroes of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, the prestigious one-make series organised by the Sant'Agata Bolognese manufacturer, in which OMP plays a primary role. Through a multi-year partnership deal, the Racing Force Group brand is exclusive supplier of drivers' suits and cars' safety components as seats, seatbelts and fire extinguishers.
On the technical side, the 2022 season has been marked by the debut of the EVO2 spec of the Huracàn Super Trofeo, which pushed even higher the performance standards bar, already at the top thanks to the 620 horsepower delivered by the 5.2 litre V10 engine.
Competition took place on two continents also this year, with the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, plus the subdivision between the Pro, Pro-Am, Am and Lamborghini Cup classes. This philosophy gives the opportunity to shine both to the rising talents and the gentleman drivers.
In Europe, Bonaldi Motorsport's Loris Spinelli and Max Weering emerged as the dominants among the 91 drivers, all with OMP suits, that overall took part during the scheduled six rounds. The Italian-German duo reached the Pro title establishing a record number of 9 season wins. The participation of a star like Dani Pedrosa, a multiple motorcycle world champion, made the headlines too: the Spaniard chose to test himself in a new challenge racing under the Rexal FFF Racing Team, pairing with Antonin Borga.
On the other side of the Ocean, Danny Formal and Kyle Marcelli stood out among the 74 drivers seen in North America. The Wayne Taylor Racing contenders have been able to secure their title with two manches spare and a total tally of five victories. At Watkins Glen and Road America the grid touched a peak of 36 cars.
For the end of the season, the drivers from the European and the North American series competed head-to-head during the traditional Grand Finals event. This year, the finals have been organised at the fascinating track of Portimao, in Portugal, welcoming a total of 65 Huracàn Super Trofeo EVO2s. The Pro class saw the solo triumph of Nelson Piquet Jr, thanks to a win in race 1 and a second place in race 2. The Brazilian, a former Formula 1 driver, carried the Grand Finals honours in America for the first time since 2017. A strong topic of interest has been also the debut of an all-female pair with Doriane Pin and Michelle Gatting, fielded by the Iron Dames and immediately super fast.
"Safety is an essential element on a Lamborghini race car, and this is the reason why we chose to go to OMP as supplier for safety components inside the cars and the race suits for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo championships. All the drivers at the start of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo wear OMP suits, and the official suits of the Lamborghini Factory Drivers are made by OMP too. The reliability of these products, designed and manufactured in Italy, an added value for us, pushed us to confirm OMP as supplier for the future seasons", commented Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini head of motorsport.
2023 is going to be even richer, with the return of Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia that will feature six double meetings between Malaysia, Australia, Japan, South Korea and China. Next Grand Finals edition has been already set also: it will take place at Vallelunga, Italy between 16 and 19 of November. For the partnership between Lamborghini Squadra Corse and OMP it's going to be a further intense campaign.
Photos by Eros Maggi