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Lamborghini Squadra Corse announces the 2023 Young Driver Programs


Sant’Agata Bolognese, 15 June 2023 – Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the racing division of Automobili Lamborghini, has unveiled the latest intake of drivers into its Young Driver Programs for the 2023 season.

The Super Trofeo Junior Drivers Program is dedicated to drivers aged 25 or under and who compete in one of the three regional Lamborghini Super Trofeo championships, while the GT3 Junior Drivers Program is reserved for those drivers competing at the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2 across the globe.

A total of 26 Super Trofeo Junior Drivers and 19 GT3 Juniors have been selected for the season-long assessment program. All 45 drivers will be assessed throughout the season, with specific evaluations on performance (single lap pace as well as average speed), consistency over the course of a weekend, experience, professionalism, technical feedback and attitude both at and away from the circuit.

The most impressive drivers over the season will then be selected by Program Supervisor Raffaele Giammaria, to take part in an end-of-year shootout at Vallelunga in Italy, following the conclusion of the 2023 Lamborghini Grand Finals. Both the winner of the Super Trofeo Junior Driver Program and GT3 Junior Driver Program shootouts will go on to receive factory support from Squadra Corse during the 2024 season.

Last year’s GT3 Junior Program winner, Leonardo Pulcini was rewarded for his standout performance in the assessment after winning the International GT Open title alongside Chilean Benja Hites, and subsequently became a Lamborghini Factory Driver. Coming out on top in the Young Driver shootout was Danny Formal, who was selected as a Lamborghini Young Professional Driver alongside Yuki Nemoto and Maximilian Paul.

A key element of the progression for young drivers to climb up the ranks of GT racing, the Super Trofeo Junior Driver Program and GT3 Junior Program offer an array of hands-on training such as media management and on-track instruction, providing the perfect package for up-and-coming talents. The Programs also teach the drivers how to increase their technical expertise while maintaining physical preparation in the state-of-the-art gym facilities at Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese headquarters.

2023 Lamborghini GT3 Junior Drivers

Daan Arrow19NetherlandsGT Open
Jack Bartholomew24UKItalian GT
Riccardo Cazzaniga26ItalyItalian GT
Pierre-Louis Chovet20FranceGT Open
Jaden Conwright24USAIMSA
Alessio Deledda28ItalyDTM
Philippe Denes24USAItalian GT
Raúl Guzman23MexicoItalian GT
Benjamin Hites24ChileGTWC Endurance/Sprint
Nico Jamin27FranceGTWC Sprint
Brendon Leitch27New ZealandLe Mans Cup/Asian Le Mans Series/GTWC
Mateo Llarena19GuatemalaItalian GT
Mattia Michelotto20ItalyItalian GT
Baptiste Moulin23BelgiumItalian GT/GTWC Sprint
Marcus Påverud23NorwayGTWC Sprint
Artem Petrov23IsraelItalian GT
Loris Spinelli27ItalyIMSA
Glenn van Berlo21NetherlandsGTWC Endurance
Mick Wishofer23AustriaDTM

2023 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Junior Drivers

Largim Ali19DenmarkSuper Trofeo Europe
Filippo Berto24ItalySuper Trofeo Europe
Douglas Bolger16Japan/UKSuper Trofeo Europe
Amaury Bonduel24BelgiumSuper Trofeo Europe
Loris Cabirou18FranceSuper Trofeo Europe
Hugo Condé22FranceSuper Trofeo Europe
Ugo de Wilde20BelgiumSuper Trofeo Europe
Pedro Ebrahim17BrazilSuper Trofeo Europe
Marco Giltrap19New ZealandSuper Trofeo Asia
Riccardo Ianniello16ItalySuper Trofeo Europe
Alessandro Mainetti19ItalySuper Trofeo Europe
Edgar Maloigne22FranceSuper Trofeo Europe
Patrick Matthiesen24DenmarkSuper Trofeo Europe
Marzio Moretti21ItalySuper Trofeo Europe
Lucas Petersson21SwedenSuper Trofeo NA
Guillem Pujeu Beya22SpainSuper Trofeo Europe
Wesley Slimp21USASuper Trofeo NA
Oliver Söderström24SwedenSuper Trofeo Europe
Gilles Stadsbader19BelgiumSuper Trofeo Europe
Rodrigo Testa17PortugalSuper Trofeo Europe
Lucas Valkre22France/SwitzerlandSuper Trofeo Europe
Yury Wagner22LuxemburgSuper Trofeo Europe
Jake Walker17USASuper Trofeo NA
Jackson Walls20AustraliaSuper Trofeo Asia
Carter Williams24USASuper Trofeo NA
Shenghui Xu20ChinaSuper Trofeo Asia


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