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FFF Team Announces Blancpain GT Asia Entries
- Updated: January 11, 2017
FFF Racing Team has confirmed it will enter 2017’s inaugural Blancpain GT Series Asia campaign with a pair of Squadra Corse-supported Lamborghini Huracan GT3s.
The outfit, overseen by Andrea Caldarelli, is based out of Pescara in Italy, but is no stranger to success on the Asian continent having contested the Asian Le Mans Series and FIA GT World Cup in Macau, and claimed the GT Asia crown.
Now those same Lamborghinis are heading to SRO’s all-new GT3 series, which builds on the experience and expertise earned from organising global sports car championships over the past 25 years.
And it is one of those elements – having Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia as an official support series at all rounds – that has prompted FFF Racing Team to field cars in two categories over the same race weekend, as highlighted by team owner Sean Fu Songyang.
“It is a great pleasure to be announcing FFF Racing’s entry in the newly-launched SRO GT Series Asia,” he said.
“The team has achieved a lot in Asia and Europe in 2016 and we hope to carry that success forward into this new arena, where we will run a pair of Lamborghini Huracan GT3s alongside our recently announced Super Trofeo Asia campaign.
“It promises to be an incredibly exciting year and I cannot wait to put the final pieces of the puzzle together by confirming our driver line-up.”
Added championship manager Benjamin Franassovici: “It’s fantastic to have secured an outfit of FFF Racing Team’s undoubted calibre for the inaugural Blancpain GT Series Asia campaign just a few weeks into 2017.
“Having one of the region’s biggest teams, overseen by someone as successful as Andrea Caldarelli, confirm two cars this early underlines the dedication and determination to continue their winning ways against what is sure to be an incredibly competitive GT3 field.
“Interest in both the GT3 and GT4 categories has surpassed our own expectations and it now looks very likely that more than 20 cars will be lining up for the start of the season in Sepang.”
Head of Lamborghini Motorsport Giorgio Sanna echoes this sentiment, confident that Lamborghini Squadra Corse will play an important role in the growth of the Asian series.
“In 2017 the Asian motorsport scene will be more important than ever, thanks to the launch of the new Blancpain GT Series Asia. Lamborghini Squadra Corse will be strongly involved, with all the rounds of the Super Trofeo Asia one-make series concomitant with the GTs.
“Last but not least, we are proud to support such a professional team as FFF Racing Team, which brought us a championship title in 2016 with our GT3 Junior Drivers, Andrea Amici and Edoardo Liberati – two fast guys who are building a professional motorsport career with Lamborghini Squadra Corse.”
FFF Racing Team is expected to announce its driver lineup in the coming weeks.