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Hagler Joins Grasser for Four-Race European Program

Two-time Pilot Challenge champion Taylor Hagler to pilot Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 in GT Masters…

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Taylor Hagler will make her European GT3 debut by joining GRT Grasser Racing Team for a part-time campaign in the ADAC GT Masters.

The two-time IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR champion will pilot a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 for a four-race schedule, sharing driving duties with 19-year-old Jannik Julius-Bernhart.

Hagler will make her first appearance at the Oschersleben season opener on April 26-28, followed by further races at Spa-Francorchamps, the Red Bull Ring and Hockenheim.

“I am looking forward to joining the GRT Grasser Racing Team in the 2024 ADAC GT Masters championship,” said Hagler.

“The motorsport experience and fans in Germany are amazing. It has been a priority of mine to do more racing there and I’m looking to build upon the experience gained in Europe in 2023 and find success in the GT3 category.

“Gottfried Grasser and GRT have built a powerful program all over the world and I’m excited about the opportunity to develop with them. We can’t wait to get started with GRT, TGI, and Jannik Julius-Bernhart at the test in Hockenheim next month.”

Hagler took her first steps into European competition last year, notably making her debut at the Nürburgring 24 in a Hyundai Elantra N TCR alongside fellow Pilot Challenge drivers Mason Filippi, Harry Gottsacker and Michael Lewis.

She also competed in the GT4 European Series powered by Rafa Racing Club behind the wheel of a W&S Motorsport Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS CS.

The 28-year-old boasts previous experience in GT3 machinery, completing a full season of Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS with Racers Edge Motorsports in 2021 and joining RealTime Racing for the 2022 Indianapolis 8 Hour.

“We are delighted with our new addition from the USA,” said team principal Gottfried Grasser.

“Taylor has built up a strong reputation in the States with her performances. She has proven herself in highly competitive championships and is ready for the challenge of the ADAC GT Masters.

“We know the racing in North America from our own experience and know exactly what matters when switching between continents.

“It will be a learning year for her and Jannik and we are looking forward to seeing the development of our two rookies.”

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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