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FFF Team by ACM Targeting Future GTE Program

FFF Team targets future move to GTE, potentially with Lamborghini…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

FFF Racing Team by ACM has revealed ambitions of entering the GTE ranks of the FIA World Endurance Championship, potentially with Lamborghini, should its rumored GTE version of the Huracan materialize for as early as the 2018 season.

The Asian squad, led by Super GT star Andrea Caldarelli, currently campaigns Huracan GT3s in the Asian Le Mans Series and GT Asia, with plans of expanding its program with the Italian manufacturer to International GT Open next year.

“We must see what will be decided for our partner Lamborghini, but it’s clear that I have cravings for WEC, both for the team and myself,” Caldarelli told Endurance-Info. “We’re looking for a sponsor to get us there. After Super GT, the WEC is my next goal.”

The 26-year-old Italian, who drives for Lexus in an unrelated program in Super GT, remains with a chance of the GT500 title heading into the final two rounds at Motegi.

The team, which began its GT3 venture with McLarens in 2015, transitioned to Lamborghini this year and has already seen increased involvement and support.

It will represent the brand in next weekend’s FIA GT World Cup in Macau with factory driver Mirko Bortolotti and Andre Couto.

“This year, we have strong support from Squadra Corse defending the interests of Lamborghini,” Calderalli said. “Much of the same is expected for the second year with the team.”

Lamborghini has yet to confirm plans that it will build a GTE variant of the Huracan, although there have been reports that a car has already been under development at Dallara.

It’s understood an announcement could come at the Lamborghini World Final in Valencia next month.

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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