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WRT Adds 12H Sebring, GT Masters to 2020 Plans

WRT adds Sebring IMSA cameo and full-time GT Masters program to its 2020 schedule…

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Decorated GT3 outfit WRT has confirmed that it will take part in next year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and ADAC GT Masters series for the first time.

The two-time 24 Hours of Spa-winning squad will debut in both competitions as part of a 2020 program that will also include a return to GT World Challenge Europe.

WRT has also announced intentions to compete in the full NLS series (formerly VLN), the Nürburgring 24 and the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli.

Its Sebring entry will be in the GT Daytona category with an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo driven by Mirko Bortolotti, Rolf Ineichen and Daniel Morad.

The same three drivers will also represent WRT in next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, which precedes Sebring in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule.

The team’s GT Masters program, which Sportscar365 reported earlier on Monday, will involve two Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evos while drivers are yet to be announced.

Further details of WRT’s GT World Challenge, NLS and Nürburgring 24 entries are also to be announce at a later date.

The Belgian outfit skipped this year’s Nürburgring 24 but will return to the Nordschleife blue-riband event next year with the aim of repeating its 2015 victory.

“2020 is around the corner and we are actively preparing it,” said team principal Vincent Vosse.

“We are refocusing our efforts on two categories: the DTM, where we laid out a solid base from where to approach our second season, and GT3 racing, which remains our core activity and where we will have a really exciting program, including some of the greatest endurance races in the world.

“Details will be unveiled in the coming weeks, as we are still in discussion with some competitive drivers to fill up the last available seats, but the great news today is to announce that we are off for our first full campaign in the ADAC GT Masters.

“It looks tremendously competitive and well-attended for next year and that we are really looking forward to be part of it.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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