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PPM Steps Up to Full-Season Lamborghini GTD Effort

PPM confirms full-season Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo program for GT Daytona class…

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Precision Performance Motorsports will step up to top-level IMSA competition, with the team having confirmed a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo for the full WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season next year.

Drivers for the GT Daytona class effort have yet to be announced.

As reported by Sportscar365, the North Carolina-based team, which made the transition into sports car racing this year with a multi-car Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America program, had been eying a move into the WeatherTech Championship, initially for the Michelin Endurance Cup races only.

However, recent developments have since expanded the program to the full GTD season.

“We had a really great year in 2018, which, in turn, has garnered a lot of positive attention and interest,” said team owner Rick Gdovic.

“Naturally, we have to grow our program with that interest. We felt it best to continue putting our energy, focus, and commitment into racing with Lamborghini.

“We’ll continue with Super Trofeo, as I feel that is one of the best racing platforms in the paddock and with the strong partnership and support of Lamborghini, we’ll also take the step up to WeatherTech and GTD in 2019.”

The team made its GT3 debut in a one-off Blancpain GT World Challenge America outing earlier this year at Portland, followed up a run in the California 8 Hours Intercontinental GT Challenge round with Shinya Michimi, Brandon Gdovic and Steve Dunn.

PPM becomes the third full-season Lamborghini entry in GTD for 2019, joining Magnus Racing and Paul Miller Racing, which returns to defend its class title with the revised lineup of Bryan Sellers and Ryan Hardwick.

“We have a great team made up of some very talented people who have shown we can put together a high quality, competitive race program,” Gdovic added.

“I have full confidence with team manager, Sunny Voelker at the helm that we can do bigger and better things in 2019 with Lamborghini.”

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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