TORO CORSE to Join Rolex Series with Two Lamborghini Gallardos

COSTA MESA, Calif. – TORO CORSE announced today it will enter two Lamborghini Gallardos in the 2011 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, beginning with the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January.
This will be the first appearance of a Lamborghini in Rolex Series competition and the famed Rolex 24. TORO CORSE is an offshoot of the official Lamborghini dealerships in Newport Beach, Calif., and Washington, D.C.

Two Lamborghini Gallardos similar to the car pictured are planned by TORO CORSE for the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona. This will be the debut for the Lamborghini in the famed Daytona endurance event.

Team owners Jay Wilton and Filippo Marchino entered the 2010 Rolex 24 with the WilMar Racing Ferrari 430, and are currently in the process of building the two Gallardos at the team’s site in Costa Mesa in preparation for winter testing.

In finalizing driver lineup for Daytona, TORO CORSE is in talks with several pro drivers. Currently well known Roger Yasukawa, Christian Montanari, Nathan Swartzbaugh and Bob Michaelian are in the process of finalizing negotiations with the team as lineup for the team’s first car, and are all expected to compete in Daytona.

The second car will feature Wilton, Marchino, Jim Michaelian and two additional drivers.
Wilton, a California based real estate developer and entrepreneur, is co-owner of Lamborghini of Newport Beach and Washington, D.C.

“We are changing road racing forever,” Wilton said. “We are finally bringing the last missing piece of the puzzle home – Lamborghini at Daytona and in GRAND-AM. GRAND-AM represents the top level of road racing in the U.S. and in the world. Lamborghini in GRAND-AM seems meant to be.”

Marchino, a California based attorney, added: “The excitement and the drive we all feel is exorbitant. It’s been a long road, and it will continue to be a long road, but the roar of the Gallardo on the back straight at Daytona will be worth it. We look forward to competing in the full 2011 Rolex Series calendar, on the world’s best tracks, with the other greats of this sport including Mazda, Porsche, Corvette, and BMW.”

The team is currently undergoing the stringent GRAND-AM homologation process, and expects to be in engine testing homologation by mid-November.

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