Trofeo Principal Jim Manolios, Ivan Capelli, V8 Super Car regular Dean Canto and Trofeo Motorsports very own Ryan Millier all stepped out in style representing Trofeo Motorsport at the 2017 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
Leading driver Dean Canto was the first to tame the Lamborghini GT3 Huracan for the dawn start, and it certainly showed in his driving, moving us up to 18th within the first hour.
Canto stepped out handing the Bull’ to former Formula 1 ace Ivan Capelli who has enjoyed many a trip down under, driving for Trofeo Motorsport. This was his 3rd time on the mountain for the 12 Hour.
Safely back from his stint Ivan handed over the controls to TM founder Jim Manolios who kept the car safe out of harm’s way as the race ramped up many DNF’s as the race progressed.
Ryan Millier was next behind the wheel of the Huracan GT3 and turned in a very competitive stint as the team punched on. From the powers of our engineering staff they planned a well-structured strategy keeping our drivers fresh and sneaking us into third in class and 12th outright with the efforts from Ryan Millier double stinting in the soaring heat.
In the final scheduled pit-stop, not even a fire could extinguish Canto’s plan on hustling the Huracan around the mountain, whilst managing heat and fatigue in the hot conditions. Canto kept it clean in his final stint to bring the Trofeo Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 home after 12 hours crossing the line placing 3rd in class and 10th outright.
The drivers were backed by our superb crew headed by TM team manager James Spengler, with the support of Lamborghini Squadra Corse head engineer Giovanni Rizzo.
Rizzo, fresh from the Daytona 24 Hour, worked tirelessly without fault and commended the team for their professionalism, close relationships and keeping a cool head at times when the heat was on.
The team was further supported by Event Equipment who provided a stunning back drop to our pit facilities for fans and guests to watch the action live on the big screens, as well as accommodating our drivers with their own lounge and setting up our team hospitality suite.
All About Graphics ensured the TM brands, Pirelli, Freem Race Wear, Lamborghini Squadra Corse, and Whispering Vines at Trofeo Estate were all seen in the best possible light.
We would also like to thank Wrap My Ride for the prompt and speedy new livery on the Lamborghini Huracan GT3, Once again the boys have managed to achieve a bold and diverse livery in a tight time constraint for this event.
Thank you also to our race car partners Haemokinesis, Liqui Moly, DNA Custom Paints and Selby.com.au.
Preparations are now underway for the opening round of the Australian GT Series in Adelaide at the end of the month and we hope to see you all there.