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Lamborghini Still “Looking With Interest” at GT2

Lamborghini still interested in GT2 with car based on Super Trofeo platform…

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Lamborghini is still considering a commitment to the SRO Motorsports Group’s new GT2 class, by way of building a car based on its existing Super Trofeo platform.

The Italian manufacturer voiced its interest in GT2, which will launch later this year, shortly after Stephane Ratel announced the new class at the Total 24 Hours of Spa last year.

Head of Lamborghini Motorsport Giorgio Sanna told Sportscar365 after the reveal that his company was considering using its existing Huracan Super Trofeo as a base for a potential GT2 design.

Speaking at Monza last weekend, Sanna says the brand is still “absolutely open” to the idea, subject to the direction that the SRO and other manufacturers follow with the class.

“GT2, at the moment, we are always looking with interest in these new opportunities,” Sanna told Sportscar365. “Our task is to create opportunities for our customer teams.

“We are not interested in developing a dedicated car for the GT2 category, but we are absolutely open to using the Super Trofeo platform to develop a dedicated kit to transform the Super Trofeo car to GT2 spec.

“This is what we would like to do but it is based also on the decisions that the SRO will take and how the other manufacturers involved, or potentially involved, decide to [do] this new category.

“I am thankful to Stephane for all these new customer racing platforms.

“We will see in the next few months but we are confident to have the right product to enter.”

Porsche is currently the only manufacturer publicly committed to GT2 with its 911 GT2 RS Clubsport.

Sportscar365 understands at least two other brands are seriously considering it, including one large manufacturer which already has a large presence in GT racing and another smaller brand.

Lamborghini GT2 Wouldn’t Be Ready for Barcelona Race

If Lamborghini did decide to go ahead with a GT2 program, its car would most likely not be ready for the planned first multi-manufacturer race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in September.

The class will debut with a single-make race of Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsports in support of the 24H Spa in July, while a multi-manufacturer race is scheduled as part of the Blancpain GT Sports Club round at Barcelona on Sept. 28-29.

“I think not,” Sanna replied when asked if a potential Lamborghini GT2 could be present at Barcelona.

“We are waiting to have the right technical guide. Based on that, we will take our time to develop in case of a proper car to be reliable and competitive, and even more importantly, to make a customer racing program to support customer teams in the best way possible.

“For us, it’s not just a matter of developing and selling a car, or to sell a dedicated kit. It’s a matter to support the teams on the track with the engineers and spare parts service.

“We will evaluate all these aspects and, if we decide to enter in GT2, it will be because we are confident we can fulfil all the expectations of our customer teams.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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