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Grasser Confirms Lineup for Two-Car 24H Dubai Effort

GRT confirms driver lineup for 24H Dubai…

Photo: Wolfgang Koepp/GRT

Photo: Wolfgang Koepp/GRT

Grasser Racing Team has confirmed the driver lineup for its two-car Lamborghini Huracan GT3 effort in next month’s Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai, which will kick off a busy month of January for the Austrian squad.

Lamborghini factory driver Mirko Bortolotti, as well as team regulars Rolf Ineichen and Christian Engelhart will be joined by Rolf’s brother, Mark, fellow Swiss driver Adrian Amstutz and Dutch rising star Rik Breukers.

Argentinian Ezequil Companc, who makes the switch from Ferrari Challenge, completes the lineup, with final driver assignments for the Nos. 963 and 964 cars still yet to be announced.

Dubai will mark 18-year-old Breuker’s debut in the factory-supported GRT outfit, following a standout rookie season in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe series.

“We really like to give a chance to rising talents out of the Super Trofeo Series,” said team principal Gottfried Grasser. “The level of performance there is getting higher and higher, so it’s perfect preparation for the even higher challenges in GT3.”

The team will also be taking part in the Rolex 24 at Daytona next month, in what marks a challenging month filled with logistics for Grasser and his operation.

“For us as a relatively small team it is not easy to be present at many different playing fields at the same time, but due to the extreme effort of everybody within our squad, we are able to match the standards of some much bigger organizations,” he said.

Grasser said they are likely to again run in additional 24H Series races beyond Dubai, although the program has yet to be finalized.

“We have to do a thorough investigation of what will fit best into our busy schedule with also includes Blancpain GT Series, ADAC GT-Masters, etc. If it works out for us we will take part with one GRT Lamborghini GT3,” he said.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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  1. gtgianlu

    December 23, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Perez Companc has raced in Gt Open in ‘014,and Bes in ‘015,with Giammaria,and the same and Balzan

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