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Magnus Shuts Down; Potter, Lally to Drive GRT-Prepped Lambo

John Potter, Andy Lally shift gears to GRT-run Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo for 2020…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Magnus Racing has ceased operations after a ten-year run in sports car racing competition, with John Potter and Andy Lally set to drive a Grasser Racing Team-prepared Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year.

As previously reported by Sportscar365, the Potter-owned team had faced a likely shuttering of operations at the end of the year.

A deal is understood to have been struck with the Gottfried Grasser-run operation to keep Potter and Lally in the GT Daytona class next year, in an entry to be known as GRT Magnus. 

“I am grateful for all the people that made Magnus Racing what it is, and all that we accomplished together,” Potter said.

“It was hard complaining that much, and I needed a break. I guess, turns out racing is still fun, and I appreciate the opportunity I have to be in the paddock.”

Lally and Potter will run in the ten-round full-season GTD championship, with Spencer Pumpelly back for the Michelin Endurance Cup races. 

A fourth driver for next month’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona has not yet been announced.

In addition to its drivers, several crew members from the now-defunct Magnus team will also be part of the operation.

The GRT Magnus entry is the second full-season Lamborghini to be fielded by the Austrian squad, class winners of the last two Rolex 24 at Daytonas and reigning Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring champions.

Grasser will also operate GEAR Racing’s all-female-driven Lamborghini with Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen, Tatiana Calderon and Bia Figueiredo for a full-season effort, with a third GRT entry confirmed in the Endurance Cup races only. 

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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