Dedicated fans won’t need an introduction for this man, who for 40 years worked at Lamborghini and was known as the company’s chief test driver and brand ambassador. On Monday May 7, Valentino Balboni will be at the track for an Area 27 members’ event.
Starting as an apprentice mechanic in 1968, Balboni worked his way up through the factory until company founder Ferrucio Lamborghini himself personally asked Balboni to test drive all the new cars. Balboni is rumoured to have test driven 80% of all Lamborghinis built, before he retired in 2008.
Balboni joins us at Area 27 at the end of the 2017 Hublot Diamond Rally tour at a corporate member event exclusively for club members. We’ll see what we can do about capturing a photo (or two) of the icon on our track, because this kind of thing just doesn’t happen every day.