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News & Notes Roundup: 4.13

The latest news and notes from the world of sports car racing…

Photo: Eric Teeken

Photo: Eric Teeken

***V8 Racing will return to GT Open after a one-year absence. The 2013 and 2014 series’ champions have confirmed two Renault RS01s, one of which will be driven by Portugal’s Filipe Barreiros and Dutchman Diederick Sijthoff. The second lineup will be announced later.

***Max Mugelli joins Francesco Sini in the Solaris Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the Italian GT Championship. The Italian competed in the series last year with the MP1 Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, but has agreed to race for Solaris this season. Mugelli will test the Aston Martin at Monza this Friday.

***Bonaldi Motorsport confirmed that it will have two Lamborghini Huracán GT3s in the ADAC GT Masters, having initially announced a single car. 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe Champion Patrick Kujala will share a cockpit with Milos Pavlovic, while Florian Spengler and Emanuele Zonzini will be racing in the team’s second car.

***Creventic has announced the Hankook 12H Zandvoort is set for a near-capacity grid, with over 65 teams entered for the fourth round of the 24H Series powered by Hankook. Round four of the series will take place on May 6-7. The Dubai and Mugello winning teams, WRT and V8 Racing, have not entered the Zandvoort round.

***The third annual Luftgekühlt took place last weekend in Los Angeles. The car culture event, a celebration of air-cooled Porsches, run by Patrick Long and Howie Idelson, brought out a number of notable celebrities including Jerry Seinfeld and Patrick Dempsey.

***The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux organizers expect at least 30 cars to take part in the FIA WEC support race at Spa-Francorchamps in May. Both the Dutch and French series expect around 15 cars to race in Belgium. In 2015 only nine cars took part in the race at Spa.

***FFF Racing Team by ACM will continue to race in the GT Asia Series. Lamborghini Squadra Corse Junior drivers Andrea Amici and Edoardo Liberati will race the team’s newly-acquired Lamborghini Huracán GT3 in the Asian championship.

***A Vincenzo Sospiri Racing-run Lamborghini Huracán GT3 will race in the Asian Le Mans Series. The Italian squad, led by the 1995 FIA F3000 champion, was confirmed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse last week. VSR is one of more than 20 customer teams running a Huracán, of which 40 have been delivered until this date.

John Dagys contributed to this report

Marcel ten Caat (@marceltencaat) is a contributor to Sportscar365 and other publications including

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