The first racing event of the 2012 season, with 56 dream sports cars, 159 drivers and a total of more than 30,000hp in the Blancpain Endurance Series as well as 17 Lamborghinis LP560-4 in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo demonstrated impressively just how interested the teams and drivers are in the new Blancpain Race Weekends. The 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series will take place at attractive European circuits on six weekends, with a 3-hour race. The Total 24 Hours of Spa will be the highlight of the series at the last weekend of July. Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain, will participate again with a Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ at the next event in Silverstone (2 – 3 June 2012). The Swiss will also defend his ADAC GT Masters Amateur Championship title in a Gallardo LP600+. The German racing team Reiter Engineering is in charge of the cars.