Konrad Motorsport is set for a return to endurance racing next year, with the German squad in the process of finalizing a multi-car Lamborghini Huracán GT3 effort that could stretch across multiple championships in Europe and North America.
Team owner Franz Konrad confirmed to German sports car Web site GT-Eins that he’s placed an order for three of the new V10-powered supercars, with preliminary plans to contest the Blancpain Endurance Series, as well as other possible endurance races including the 24 Hours of Dubai, Rolex 24 at Daytona and Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Konrad’s proposed effort comes on the heels of its three-car entry in this year’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe series, which was added alongside its existing effort in Porsche Carrera Cup Germany.
This year’s Super Trofeo effort rekindled his relationship with the Italian manufacturer, which dates back to the early ’90s when the team ran a Lamborghini-powered Group C car in the World Sportscar Championship.
“We have a good [relationship] with Lamborghini and the cars have been proven to be capable of winning,” Konrad told GT-Eins. “The core of the program will be around the Blancpain Endurance Series, for which we have one entry finalized but want to run as many as two.”
The team, which has previously taken part in select TUDOR United SportsCar Championship rounds with Porsche 911 GT Americas, could also play a part in Lamborghini’s expected customer program in IMSA.
“One of our sponsors supports the idea of doing the 24 Hours of Daytona with one car,” Konrad said. “Customer interest in the car for the endurance classics is enormous and we have a shop in the U.S.
“We could possibly consider doing all four rounds of the North American Endurance Cup. But first, we’re planning only with Daytona and Sebring.”
While having been a longtime Porsche customer, Konrad also successfully campaigned Saleen S7-Rs, highlighted by class victory at Sebring in 2001, as well as numerous wins in FIA GT competition prior to their focus on the single-make Porsche championships.
Konrad told Sportscar365 that he hopes to finalize their 2016 program in the next few weeks.