Lamborghini star Mirko Bortolotti will make his DTM debut next weekend driving for T3 Motorsport in the sixth round of the season at Assen.
Bortolotti has been confirmed to drive a third Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo run by the T3 squad, in addition to its full-season entries for Esteban Muth and Esmee Hawkey.
The 2017 Blancpain GT champion rejoined Lamborghini this year after temporarily leaving the Italian manufacturer for fellow Volkswagen Group brand Audi ahead of the 2020 sports car racing season.
Bortolotti currently drives full-time in Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup and ADAC GT Masters, driving for Orange 1 FFF Racing Team and GRT Grasser Racing respectively.
He took the checkered flag to win last weekend’s most recent Endurance Cup round at the Nürburgring with his FFF co-drivers Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli.
Bortolotti’s inclusion on the DTM grid for Assen brings the field up to 21 cars, factoring in the return of Christian Klien’s JP Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3 which is set for its third and final appearance of the season.
“I am delighted to be making my debut with T3 Motorsport at the next DTM race weekend,” said Bortolotti.
“I would like to thank the team and Lamborghini for giving me this opportunity and their confidence in me.
“I have been following DTM since I was a child. For me, this is a dream coming true, getting the opportunity to race there. Our ambition as a brand is to compete at the forefront in DTM.”
T3 Motorsport also fielded an additional Lamborghini at the Red Bull Ring last weekend for German racer Maximilian Paul who finished 13th and 11th in the two races.
“We are really happy that Mirko Bortolotti will be driving for us in Assen,” said team principal Jens Feucht.
“With his many years of experience in the Huracan, he will certainly contribute to our team’s progress in the ongoing development work.
“Moreover, I am certain that our two regular drivers Esmee Hawkey and Esteban Muth can learn a lot from him as well and that we can take another step forward as a team.”