LAMBORGHINI READY FOR THE 12 HOURS OF SEBRING WITH SIX HURACÁN GT3S AT THE START
- It is the manufacturer with the highest number of cars in the GTD class
- The second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is scheduled on March 18
- Seven drivers are coming from the Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s drivers programs
Sant’Agata Bolognese/Sebring, March 17, 2017.
The 65th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, one of the most famous and historic endurance races in the world will kick off on Saturday, March 18. The second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship after the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring is confirming the growing trend of the season: the GTD class is the most interesting and populated of the championship. The GTD category, reserved for cars with GT3 homologation, sees at the start 21 cars out of 46 participants, divided into Prototype, Prototype Challenge, GT Le Mans and Daytona GT classes.
Among the twenty-one GTDs, six of them are Huracán GT3s, therefore Lamborghini proves again the manufacturer with the largest number of cars fielded by customer teams in this category.
Here are the Lamborghini customer teams taking part in the 12 Hours of Sebring with their Huracán GT3s.
After its debut in the IMSA championship at the Daytona 24 Hours last January, the Austrian team will be at the start of the 12 Hours of Sebring with a well-tested crew. Behind the wheel of the Huracán GT3 # 11 there will be the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Drivers, Mirko Bortolotti and Christian Engelhart, joined by Rolf Ineichen. In the past season, the three drivers achieved excellent results in the Blancpain GT Endurance Series Cup. At Sebring, there will also be Richard Antinucci, fast and experienced Italian-American driver, 2015 Lamborghini Super Trofeo world champion.
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #16
The US-based team is going to face the Sebring race with a line-up of three “full season” drivers. Behind the wheel of the Huracán GT3 # 16 there will be two GT3 Junior Drivers of Lamborghini Squadra Corse, Corey Lewis and Jeroen Mul, as well as Brett Sandberg, who had already taken in the major IMS endurance races part with Change Racing in 2016.
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #18
Top team in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, DAC Motorsports is arriving in Sebring after an excellent first absolute debut in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Behind the wheel of the Huracán GT3 # 18, there will be drivers already participating in the North American Lamborghini one-make series: Emmanuel Anassis, Brandon Gdovic and Anthony Massari.
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #27
The Italian-American team, which already took part both in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America and in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship in 2016, will be coming to Sebring with an experienced crew: Lawrence DeGeorge, Luca Persiani, Paolo Ruberti and the GT3 Junior Driver Cedric Sbirrazzuoli will share the cockpit of the Huracán # 27.
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #46
The Italian team, which made its debut in the IMSA series last January, got an excellent result (ninth place) in the 24 Hours of Daytona. At Sebring, behind the wheel of the Huracán # 46, there will be again the Italian drivers Fabio Babini and Emanuele Busnelli, together with the Frenchman Emmanuel Collard, the same crew of Daytona. What is new is the addition of the Lamborghini GT3 Junior Driver Michele Beretta.
Paul Miller Racing
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #48
With a strong experience in US motorsport and a third place in the 2016 IMSA championship, Paul Miller Racing will field the Huracán GT3 # 48 driven by the same duo of the past season, formed by Bryan Sellers and the Lamborghini GT3 Junior Driver Madison Snow, together with the American Dion von Moltke.
The 65th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring will start on Saturday, March 18 at 10:40 am ET. Access flag to flag coverage online starting at 10:30 a.m. ET at www.FOXSportsGo.com or with the FOX Sports GO app with FS1 authentication. Live streaming outside the US at http://imsatv.imsa.com/.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in Northeastern Italy. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, which made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014, the Huracán Spyder and 2WD version of 2015 are the successors to the iconic Gallardo, and with their innovative technology and exceptional performance, they redefine the driving experience for luxury super sports cars. The Coupé and Roadster versions of the Aventador LP 700-4, along with the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce and Superveloce Roadster, represent a new benchmark in the world of V12 luxury super sports cars. With 135 dealerships throughout the world, in half a century Automobili Lamborghini has created a continuous series of dream cars, including the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, as well as limited editions including the Reventón, Sesto Elemento and Aventador J. The Veneno Coupé, Egoista and Veneno Roadster were produced to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary in 2013.