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Automobili Lamborghini has announced Giorgio Sanna as the Head of Motorsport with immediate effect. In this new function, Sanna immediately takes the helm of the three international one-make series, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo; the GT3 programs; and the Esperienza and Accademia driving courses designed for customers. He will report directly to Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini Board Member for Research and Development.

The 39-year-old Italian began working at Lamborghini in 2001 as a test driver in the R&D department, and has contributed for over ten years to the development of all Lamborghini production models and special versions, from the Murciélago to the Huracán. Since 2009, with Lamborghini’s return to the world of racing, as chief R&D test driver he has also contributed to the development of racing cars produced by the Sant’Agata Bolognese company.

In addition to his duties with the manufacturer, Sanna has also competed in numerous sports car racing series, including the Italian GT Championship, Italian Superstars and GT3 championships, as well as select one-off races around the world. He was one of the driving team who achieved the 2002 FIA world speed record over 24 hours in the VW W12 prototype on Nardó circuit and won the 2011 Italian GT championship.