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Barwell to Run Lamborghini Huracán GT3s in 2016

Barwell Motorsport to campaign Lamborghini Huracán GT3s next year…

Image: Barwell Motorsport

Image: Barwell Motorsport

Barwell Motorsport announced Monday a new three-year agreement with Lamborghini, which will see the British squad campaign Huracán GT3s across multiple European championships, including the Blancpain Endurance Series and European Le Mans Series beginning in 2016.

The Mark Lemmer-led will operate under the banner of “Barwell Motorsport supported by Lamborghini Squadra Corse,” while having entered into a commercial partnership with MP Motorsport to acquire three of the V10-powered sports cars.

“We are delighted to announce our plans with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 from 2016 onwards,” Lemmer said. “To have secured a three-year deal with factory support from such an iconic brand, with its rich sports car heritage is exactly what we need going forward.

“We share common goals in our pursuit of winning national and international race series as well as targeting victories in the blue chip endurance races, and both parties are highly motivated in our quest for success.

“I have no doubt that the Huracán GT3 is the right tool for the job and we are very much looking forward to building a strong working relationship with Lamborghini Squadra Corse.”

The team had previously fielded BMW Z4 GT3 cars with success, including winning the British GT Championship in 2014 while under the Scurie Ecosse banner.

A two-car Huracán GT3 program is planned for British GT next year, alongside efforts in both Blancpain Endurance and ELMS also in the works.

“As Lamborghini Squadra Corse we are glad to announce the partnership with Barwell Motorsport in the GT3 program,” said Head of Lamborghini Motorsport Giorgio Sanna.

“We consider it strategic in the British GT Championship where we want to show the performance of the Huracán GT3, and of course to be a protagonist with Barwell in the key international GT series.”

Barwell is the first team to formally announce plans with the Huracán GT3 for next year, with Konrad Motorsport having signaled intentions of also competing in Blancpain Endurance with up to two of the Italian machines.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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