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First European Customer for Camaro GT4.R Confirmed

V8 Racing confirmed as first European customer for Camaro GT4.R…

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V8 Racing will be the first European customer of the new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R, the Dutch team announced on Thursday.

The European GT4 and International GT Open regular will enter a pair of Camaro GT4.Rs in the GT4 European Series next season as the first team outside of the U.S. to run the car.

Stevenson Motorsports and Blackdog Speed Shop ran the car in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Pirelli World Challenge, respectively, this year, with both teams claiming race wins in the car’s first season.

GM has said it is looking to sell the SRO GT4-homologated car in Europe and V8 Racing is the first customer to announce its program with the Pratt & Miller-built car, which it will take delivery of before the end of the year.

“We have a long and successful relationship with Pratt & Miller and we couldn’t be happier that we are the first to bring the new car to fight with the likes of Audi, Mercedes, BMW and Porsche on one of the world’s toughest GT4 podiums,” said team owner Rick Abresch.

“In addition to running the first two Camaro’s in Europe, V8 Racing is also looking into ensuring customer support and parts services for new Camaro GT4.R customers in the future.”

In addition to racing the cars in the GT4 European Series, V8 Racing is considering entering them further afield as well, with particular focus on the British GT Championship and 24H Series.

“It would be good to take this incredible new car and race it in many different series but that’s part of future,” team manager Francesco Pastorelli added.

“As for now we are in a great place with two new cars on the way and the pieces for a competitive comeback in the European GT4 Series falling into place.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Matt M

    November 16, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Awesome! More diversity on a grid is always good!

  2. Tim H

    November 16, 2017 at 10:19 am

    GO CAMARO…..GO

  3. WBrowning

    November 16, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Hoping to see some Mustangs over there too!

  4. Steve

    November 16, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    So the question is – are these two new Camaros or are they the ones from the US? As in; did they get the Stevenson car?

    Now Ford needs to sell a Mustang GT4 customer car to Europe (Scott Maxwell did the GT4 European debut last month)

  5. John

    November 16, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Talk about Rose tinted glasses….only someone extremely loyal to Pratt & Miller (with their GT1 & GTE Corvettes they own) would consider spending that much additional money on a GT4 car over something equally good like an AMG GT4 or R8 GT4. Not to mention the support facility is thousands of miles across an ocean….I’ll wait and see I guess….

  6. George

    November 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Looks like crap (crapmaro) Keep it in Europe
    They like that Jap styling

    • Brewster

      November 17, 2017 at 12:52 am

      looks like it goes fast and handles like a racecar, looks totally like crap.

    • Chris

      November 17, 2017 at 1:28 am

      Please excuse George, he’s from the deep South where they made with watermelons.

  7. Chris

    November 17, 2017 at 1:28 am

    *mate*

    • George

      November 17, 2017 at 7:55 am

      Hey Chris I am from NJ born & raised in NY because the car looks like crap and you don’t agree you take the liberal tactic of attacking the person that posted the comment.

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