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Tresor Links Up With Attempto for Gulf 12H

Tresor joins Attempto Racing entries for IGTC finale after partnering with Car Collection this year…

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Attempto Racing’s Audi entries at the Gulf 12 Hours will run in partnership with Italian organization Tresor, which worked with Car Collection Motorsport earlier this year.

Tresor’s name will appear on both of Attempto’s cars in next weekend’s Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli season finale at Yas Marina Circuit.

Its involvement will see the factory-supported No. 66 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II rebranded under the Audi Sport Team Tresor banner, rather than Audi Sport Team Attempto as previously announced.

Audi Sport factory aces Kelvin van der Linde, Mattia Drudi and Ricardo Feller will share that car, while the No. 99 machine will be driven by Alex Aka, Finlay Hutchison and Pietro Delli Guanti.

Tresor is an organization run by former driver Ferdinando Geri, who partnered with Car Collection to field two of the German team’s Audis in Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS this year.

“It will certainly be a very interesting challenge,” Geri said.

“The Gulf 12 Hours is a high-level competition where crews from all over the world and with strong experience in GT3 will compete.

“It is an event that has greatly increased its popularity in recent years, and this will allow us to close the season in a context of great prestige together with Attempto Racing, which shares our continuous search for perfection and performance, as well as support from Audi Sport.”

It is unclear if Tresor and Attempto will continue their partnership on a full-time basis next year, or if Tresor will continue with Car Collection which has added two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs to its stable.

A spokesperson for Tresor declined to comment on the organization’s 2023 plans as talks continue to take place, while a Car Collection representative told Sportscar365 that the two parties are “still speaking together and negotiating about next season.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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