Fredrik Sørlie delivers ZYRUS Lamborghini LP1200 maiden GT Championship title in Norway
Norway, September 27th 2020
ZYRUS Engineering have secured the NBF Racing GT Championship title this weekend with a solid performance at the series finale, again demonstrating the performance of the specially developed ZYRUS Lamborghini Huracán LP1200.
In extremely wet and challenging conditions Fredrik Sørlie secured two second places and an overall win in the final race, enough to secure the hard fought NBF GT Championship title for the ZYRUS Engineering team, and the second consecutive GT Championship title for driver Fredrik, who maintains his crown from 2019. This year with strict Covid rules in place and condensed schedules, it was a very challenging and a different atmosphere with no spectators allowed everything was a little subdued.
Racing at the Vålerbanen circuit for the fifth and final round of the NBF GT Championship, the team has this season campaigned 15 races, beating nearest rivals Vidar Frognar with his Porsche 993 and Jan Øivind Ruud in his Stealth B7 in the process. With 9 high performance cars in the unlimited GT+ class, competition was always tough with cars running anything upwards of 800HP in this unique Extreme GT series, only found in Norway.
“The competition level here in Norway is getting tougher each year, and it is a privilege to race in a unique series as we have here, with our own take on Extreme GT racing. This Championship title means a lot to us as we have strived all year to demonstrate the performance of the LP1200 that we have developed over the past few years, this is a great reward for the team who have worked so hard. I also want to thank the NM Racing (Norwegian Motorsport association) for providing us with a safe and exciting extreme GT series which is unique in the world,” commented Radni Molhampour, Team Manager.
“I’m really proud to take the 2020 GT Championship title for the team, and to have such great competitors to race against has not been easy but we made it happen and I really want to thank Radni Molhampour, for giving me their trust to race and develop this incredible machine, it’s been an honour and a big challenge, commented driver Fredrik Sørlie.
This first full carbon prototype version of the ZYRUS LP1200 V10 twin-turbo has been developed as a high-performance track car, and has been put through its paces rigorously by the ZYRUS team, with over 5100km of faultless track action now under its belt, it has proven to be both super fast and reliable.
In early August the ZYRUS LP1200 Huracán demonstrated its performance in true style on the Nurburgring, with un-official lap time during a racecar test day with 6:48.2s on a Full Lap of the Nordschleife and in mid July the team also spent a few test days at Spa-Francorchamps, where the car achieved a lap time of 2:20s on a drying track, both times with Fredrik Sørlie at the wheel.
The ZYRUS Lamborghini Huracán LP1200, V10 twin turbo, aims to be the ultimate road legal track day car, it is offered in limited production commercially to enthusiasts worldwide with bespoke coaching, customer racing and track day programmes for its customers.