Giovanni Venturini’s win in the 2017 International GT Open meant the second consecutive title for a Lamborghini Huracán, after the title of Biagi-Crestani last year. The GT Open crown adds to a collection of successes this year for Lamborghini Squadra Corse, which includes also the Blancpain overall and Endurance titles, as well as the Italian GT.
Present at Baercelona, Giorgio Sanna, Motorsport Head of the Italian marque, commented: “We really wanted to retain the title, as we see the GT Open as one of the crucial platforms in GT3 racing. The championship’s level is growing steadily, the media coverage is very good and the atmosphere is particularly pleasant, so it is a very good option for our customers. I think that the series will attract more and more Pro-Am contenders, and I can anticipate more Lamborghini teams for next year. For us, it is also a very interesting series field where to bring young talents emerging from our Young Drivers Programme.”
Lamborghini rounded its success with Imperiale Racing taking the Teams’ Trophy, which went to the Bull’s brand for the first time. It was a great achievement for the team based in Bologna and led by Ivano Pignatti, who has a long-standing relationship with Lambo, in their first full year in the series.
Giorgio Ferro, Imperiale’s Motorsport Director, commented: “The title came after a decisive weekend which went very well and was carefully prepared by an extremely-focused team. I think it is a good reward for the effort done by all our guys in a very competitive GT Open season. I thank everybody for their good work, Ivano Pignatti for making the project possible and Lamborghini for their constant support. A special mention goes to Giovanni Venturini, who has faced this season with a lot of consistency and the professionalism of a mature champion.”