Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer, Red Bull Racing Team 01

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Blancpain Super Trofeo is Lamborghini’s one make series featuring the Super Trofeo race car, derived from the Lamborghini Gallrado LP 570-4. The race car features Lamborghini’s permanent four-wheel drive, making the Super Trofeo the only one-make, all-wheel drive motorsport series.

The master of the art (or science, if you want it that way) of chassis design, Adrian Newey will be a guest driver for the second round of the 2012 Blancpain Super Trofeo on June 2nd and 3rd 2012. He will share the #1 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo 570hp V10 race car with Alberto Sabbatini, Editor in Chief of Italian magazine Autosprint.

Behind the calm demeanour of Formula One’s leading technical brain lurks a fierce competitor says Lamborghini. He has competed at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2007, driving a Ferrari F430 GT2 in for team AF Corse and with team mates Ben Aucott and Joe Macari finished 4th in class.

Newey has had his share of mishaps when competing. The Red Bull technical director was competing in a Ginetta G50 race supporting the British Touring Car Championship at the Norfolk circuit driving a Ginetta G50.

Adrian Newey also has destroyed a Ford GT40 at the 2006 Le Mans Legends race and a Jaguar E-Type at the Goodwood Revival Meeting and thankfully walked away from both crashes.

In 2010 he drove his own Red Bull Racing RB5 Formula One race car, a gift from the team, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

In the last round of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo at Monza, British television presenter and race driver Tiff Needell, filming yet another episode of Fifth Gear drove the #1 Super Trofeo race car and finished third on the first race of the weekend but dropped to sixth before his team-mate Mario Fasanetto took over and regained a place to finish in fifth in race two.

“Super Mario meets Super Tiff!” commented Needell at the end of race one!

Stefano Comini Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, Monza 2012

Stefano Comini, winner of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Round 1 at Monza