2016 December – Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America 2016 Season – Yearend Review
The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Championship came to an end after the final event at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, December 1st – 2nd in Valencia, Spain.
It was Cincinnati native, Shinya Michimi, who took home the 2016 Lamborghini Blancpain ST North America title for Prestige Performance / Wayne Taylor Racing, representing Lamborghini Paramus. It was a dominant performance by Michimi who, in addition to winning the overall points championship, managed to earn six wins, six runner-up finishes, one pole position and six fastest race laps during the season.
Michimi, who had previously raced in Japan and Europe, had never raced in his home country and had to face the added challenge of running at different tracks, most of which he had never run before. The results achieved were truly remarkable, as this was also only the second year for Prestige Performance in the series. They set out at the beginning of the year with the goal of winning championships, and that’s exactly what they did. Along with Michimi’s championship, Prestige also took home the Pro-Am Title, the overall Team Championship, and Dealership Championship. With these results, there is no doubt that Prestige Performance dominated the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series for 2016.
Michimi’s best results came at Watkins Glen and Virginia International Raceway (VIR), where he managed to sweep the weekend at both tracks, taking both wins. His other wins came at Laguna Seca in Round 2 and at Road America, where he took the win in Round 6.