Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini has named Giorgio Sanna as the head of its motorsports division based at its Sant'Agata Bolognese factory in Italy. He will be in charge of all the company's one make race series' which include the GT3 programme,theLamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeoand the Esperienza, and Accademia driving courses which are provided to Lamborghini customers.
Giorgio Sanna joined Lamborghini back in 2001 as a test driver and played a key role in the development of Lamborghini models including the latest Huracan. He was also appointed as the chief R&D test driver for developing Lamborghini's racecars when the Italian company decided to return to the racetracks in 2009.
Giorgio Sanna has a keen interest in racing and was part of the driving team that set the 2002 FIA world speed record over 24 hours in the VW W12 prototype on the Nard Circuit. He also holds the FIA world record for the maximum distance covered in a production car over a period one hour which he accomplished in a LamborghiniMurcilago at theNard Circuit again. His racing laurels also include the title of Italian GT champion in 2011 after he drove for Automobili Lamborghini as their chief test driver in Italian GT3 and GT cup.
Lamborghini recently unveiled its new Huracan GT3 racecarat its Sant'Agata Bolognese headquarters. The new Huracan GT3 is the company's latest challenger for the winner's title at the Blancpain European Series.
|Sant'Agata Bolognese, 26 January 2015 - Automobili Lamborghini has announced Giorgio Sanna as the Head of Motorsport. In this new function, Sanna immediately takes the helm of the three international one-make series, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo; the GT3 programs; and the Esperienza and Accademia driving courses designed for customers. He will report directly to Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini Board Member for Research and Development. Born in Rome, 39-year old Sanna, began working at Lamborghini in 2001 as a test driver in the Research and Development department, and has contributed for over ten years to the development of all Lamborghini production models and special versions, from the Murciélago to the Huracán. Since 2009, with Lamborghini's return to the world of racing, as chief R&D test driver he has also contributed to the development of racing cars produced by the Sant'Agata Bolognese company. In parallel, Sanna has cultivated his passion for racing as one of the driving team who achieved the 2002 FIA world speed record over 24 hours in the VW W12 prototype on Nardò circuit. On the same circuit he still holds the FIA world record for production cars over the distance of one hour, also achieved in 2002 at the wheel of a Murciélago. In addition, he has participated in a number of championships: from 2006 to 2009 in the Italian ''Superstars'' and GT3 championship for Audi Italia, and in the following years up to 2013 racing in the Italian GT Cup and GT3 championships as official test driver for Automobili Lamborghini, earning the title of Italian GT Champion in 2011.|