PRESS RELEASE/Caitlin Wood Racing (Photos: Stefan Deck)
Australian Caitlin Wood has demonstrated serious pace in the first round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series at Monza.
The 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series has shown the world a field of 50 new Huracán Super Trofeo Evo’s, the Huracán’s have improvements in the aero department over the previous version making it a more stable car to drive and now faster than the Blancpain GT3’s.
Wood showed great pace in qualifying but with the session hampered by a full course yellow Wood only managed to put down 1.50.7 to qualify 34th on the grid for race one, within the two opening laps Wood had gained five positions, at the halfway point Wood then handed the car over to her co-driver Brent Millage who unfortunately had a spin early on putting the car into the gravel ending he race for the MTech Racing team.
Race two saw Wood’s co-driver Millage start from the back of the field keeping the car in a steady position for Wood to take over, Wood jump in the seat with 15 minutes remaining in the race and showed them who’s boss by picking up 12 positions while showing top 15 pace.
Wood is now firmly focused on the next round at Silverstone on the 19th May, where she is looking to improve on her performance from Monza.
– Caitlin Wood: “The new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo is an amazing car and with the new EVO updates it has been a great experience finding the limits of the car on such a fast track like Monza.”
– My weekend as a whole was positive, I showed potential and good pace in both races but we just didn’t have the track position to go much further up the grid. I will definitely be working on qualifying with such a big field next race.
– Next round is my new home track Silverstone and I’m looking to continue showing the world what this young Aussie woman can do.”