ABOUT VSR

SINGLE-SEATER TO GT RACING

After over a decade of running successful single-seater teams multiple World Champion Vincenzo Sospiri turned his hand to GT racing. In 2015, alongside Formula 4 programmes in Italy and Japan VSR entered two Lamborghini Super Trofeo Huracáns in the European Championship. Success was immediate with Kei Cozzolino and Shinya Michimi winning the first race of the season in Monza. In the same year the team also entered two rounds of the Italian GT Championship, claiming three class victories in four races.

In 2016 VSR entered the full Italian GT Championship and won the Super GT class with Nicolas Costa in a season which saw the team score seven victories. VSR also collected three class wins and seven podiums in the Lamborgini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship and finished 2nd in class in the Mugello 12 hour race. In the summer the team's first Lamborghini GT3 Huracán arrived and was shipped to China for the 2016-17 Asian Le Mans Series. With a podium finish in their first race at Zhuhai followed by 4th in Fuji Sospiri was pleased with his team's GT3 debut.

Winning proved a hard habit to break and in 2017 VSR retained the Italian Super GT Championship with Finnish GT debutants Tuomas Tujula and Aaro Vainio. VSR drivers finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Championship. There was further success in Europe with Christopher Dreyspring and JiaTong Liang winning the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Pro-Am Championship and Andrzej Lewandowski and Teodor Myszkowski taking the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Am Championship. Raphael Abbate and Yuki Nemoto finished 2nd in the World Final after claiming victory in the final race of the season. In Asia the team's GT3 Huracan took two pole positions, one Silver Cup victory, three Silver Cup podiums and finished 2nd overall at Fuji.

2018 saw VSR make it's European GT3 debut entering two Lamborghini Huracáns in the International GT Open Championship. After claiming five class victories and a further five podiums Lewandowski and GT debutant Giulio Borlenghi were crowned Am Champions at the final round in Barcelona. There was continued success for VSR in the European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship with Lewandowski finishing second in the Am standings and Takashi Kasai third in Pro-Am. During the season the team's four Super Trofeo EVO cars racked up fourteen pole positions, eight victories, nine podiums and ten fastest laps.

WORKSHOP & SERVICE

The team's modern workshop in Forlì, Italy (40km from Imola) boasts a simulator and gives drivers access to Fabrizio Borra's Fisiology Centre (www.fisiology.it). Drivers can also benefit from VSR's cooperation with Jose Poletti's Driver Performance Center (www.facebook.com/newdriverperformance). The team's Pro drivers are always on hand to provide coaching and tuition when required.

Many of VSR's drivers have been included in Lamborghini driver programmes and act as coachs and instructors when required.

CONSISTENT CHAMPIONS

Sospiri's teams have won ten Championships in the last eight years:
- 2018 International GT Open Am Giulio Borlenghi & Andrzej Lewandowski
- 2017 Italian Super GT Tuomas Tujula & Aaro Vainio
- 2017 European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Pro-Am Christopher Dreyspring & JiaTong Liang
- 2017 European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Am Andrzej Lewandowski & Teodor Myszkowski
- 2016 Italian Super GT Nicolas Costa
- 2014 Auto GP Kimiya Sato
- 2013 Italian Formula Abarth Trofeo Nazionale Sergey Trofimov
- 2012 European Formula Abarth Nicolas Costa
- 2012 Italian Formula Abarth Nicolas Costa
- 2011 European Formula Abarth Sergey Sirotkin
and finished runners-up a further nine times:
- 2018 European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Am Andrzej Lewandowski
- 2017 Italian Super GT Riccardo Cazzaniga & Antonio D'Amico
- 2017 Lamborghini World Final Rafael Abbate & Yuki Nemoto
- 2017 European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Am Andrew Haryanto
- 2013 Italian Formula Abarth Trofeo Nazionale Vitaly Larionov
- 2013 Italian Formula Abarth Michele Beretta
- 2013 Auto GP Kimiya Sato
- 2012 Auto GO Under 21 Sergey Sirotkin
- 2011 Italian Formula Abarth Sergey Sirotkin

SOSPIRI'S RACING CAREER

- 1999 Le Mans pole sitter (Toyota GT One)
- 1999 ISRS World Sportscar Champion (Ferrari 333 SP)
- 1998 ISRS World Sportscar Champion (Ferrari 333 SP)
- 1997 Indy 500 Fastest Rookie
- 1997 IRL Rookie of the Year (Indycar)
- 1996 Benetton F1 test driver
- 1995 F3000 Champion
- 1990 Vauxhall Lotus Champion
- 1988 Formula Ford Festival Winner
- 1982 -1987 Winner of 7 Kart Championships (World, European, Italian and Swiss)

DRIVERS WHO HAVE WORKED WITH VINCENZO SOSPIRI ON THEIR WAY TO SUCCESS

- Nicolas Costa (GT Champion)
- Kei Cozzolino (GT Driver)
- Jerome d'Ambrosio (F1 Driver)
- Christopher Dreyspring (GT Champion)
- Luca Filippi (F1 Test Driver)
- Marco Frezza (GT Champion)
- Robert Kubica (F1 Driver)
- Andrzej Lewandowski (GT Champion) - JiaTong Liang (GT Champion)
- Shinya Michimi (GT Driver)
- Vitaly Petr ov (F1 Driver)
- Pierre Ragues (LMP2 Champion)
- Kimiya Sato (Auto GP Champion)
- Sergey Sirotkin (F1 Test Driver)
- Tuomas Tujula (GT Champion)
- Aaro Vainio (GT Champion)
- Emanuele Zonzini (GT Driver)