Lamborghini selects Brandon Gdovic to represent U.S. in Young Driver Program
Bologna, Italy. (May 23, 2017) – Gdovic, The 25-year-old Virginia native who cut his racing teeth rising through the ranks of NASCAR has been selected as one of two drivers to represent the United States in the Lamborghini Young Drivers Program.
Gdovic had surprising success in his sports car debut in 2015 behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo where he notched ten wins on his way to securing both the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America and World Championships. Gdovic followed up in 2016 with three wins and impressive podium finishes in all but one event to secure second place in the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo North America points championship.
Brandon will report to Italy June 13, 2017 for the official convocation for the Lamborghini Young Driver Program and training camp in Imola and Sant’Agata Bolognese.
“I am excited to be selected for the Lamborghini Young Driver Program by Squadra Corse”, said Brandon. “I am looking forward to heading over to Italy next month for our first program at Imola and Sant’Agata Bolognese and to have the opportunity to strengthen my skills in the Lamborghini. Thanks to Chris Ward, Giorgio Sanna, and Lamborghini Squadra Corse for the opportunity!”
The Young Drivers Program, established in 2014, was the first of the four talent programs created by Lamborghini Squadra Corse to give young drivers the opportunity to build a career in Motorsports. The Young Drivers Program is the “scholarship” for drivers racing in the Super Trofeo one-make series in Europe, Asia and North America.
The training camp is organized by Lamborghini Squadra Corse and takes place in Imola and Sant’Agata Bolognese where drivers are fully immersed in the Lamborghini world. In the factory, the drivers have the opportunity to get to know the brand, by visiting the production lines, the museum and the various departments. The Imola circuit is where training takes place: the young drivers have the opportunity to participate in test sessions and in the development of Huracán Super Trofeos and GT3s, together with the engineers of Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Pirelli. By driving cars on track for development purposes and not for competing, drivers can sharpen their sensitivity and learn how to best communicate to race engineers, which is a crucial aspect in the training of drivers.
The Young Drivers Program also provides athletic preparation under the supervision of performance coaches specialized in Motorsport who have the task of monitoring and improving the drivers’ physical preparation through targeted training sessions. Lastly, there is also theory, with classroom sessions about communication, behavioral notions, racecar engineering and Lamborghini road cars. In this way, drivers can become complete professionals.
Being a member of the Young Drivers Program of Lamborghini Squadra Corse means having access to a wide range of professional growth opportunities. During every round of the Super Trofeo, for example, the young drivers are assisted on track by a staff specifically set up by Lamborghini Squadra Corse for the purpose of teaching all the necessary know-how to young
drivers, providing race venue information and regulations, meetings to discuss practice and qualifying sessions, and post-race report compilations.
Brandon will also have the opportunity to become a Certified Lamborghini Accademia instructor, the official driving school open to Lamborghini customers and enthusiasts.
To keep up with Brandon, visit his website at www.BrandonGdovic.com, follow on Twitter @BrandonGdovic and like on Facebook at Brandon Gdovic Racing.