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Llarena Joins NTE Sport Lamborghini for Sebring

Lamborghini GT3 Junior driver completes team’s lineup for Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring…

Photo: NTE Sport

Lamborghini GT3 Junior driver Mateo Llarena will join NTE Sport for next weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, completing the team’s lineup in its GTD class Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.

The 18-year-old Guatemalan, who drove for T3 Motorsport in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, will join NTE/SSR full season drivers Don Yount and fellow Lamborghini Junior Jaden Conwright in the No. 42 entry.

“I’m really looking forward to the Twelve Hours of Sebring,” Llarena said. “This will be my second time racing in it, so I have much more confidence than the first time, I already know the track and how the race works.

“I’m very happy to join NTE/SSR. I’m excited for the opportunity to get to know a new team and new drivers. For sure we will give it our all to get a good result.”

NTE Sport team owner Paul Mata added: “[Mateo] demonstrated great skill with T3 Motorsport at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January and we’re always glad to have another Lamborghini GT3 Junior driver join our mix.

“A mechanical issue ended our race early in the opening round of the season, so we’re looking forward to the chance to rebound and get back out there and fight for a race win.”

An ABS failure led to an accident for the team roughly three-fourths into the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.

“The whole team is excited to get back on track and show our success at Daytona before the brake failure was not a fluke,” said Yount.

“I am confident that NTE has the issue sorted and we will be out the gate from first practice. Sebring is super tough on the car so we will find out quickly.”

The No. 42 Lamborghini will be sporting a new livery for the race (pictured below).

Image: NTE Sport

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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