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Wall Racing Lamborghini to Return at The Bend

Adrian Deitz, Tony D’Alberto pair up as Lamborghini returns to Fanatec GT Australia grid…

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Wall Racing will return to the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS at The Bend with a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2.

The team’s No. 93 car will be shared by Adrian Deitz and Tony D’Alberto in a one-off appearance in next week’s second round of the season, having been absent for last month’s season opener at Phillip Island.

Deitz and D’Alberto were part of the crew that took Silver Cup honors in the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour along with team owner David Wall and Grant Denyer, an outing that marked the EVO2 version of the Huracan’s debut on Australian soil.

“I would have liked to have come back to the series earlier, and I was disappointed to miss Phillip Island, especially at a great track like that with all of the new cars that have joined the series,” said Deitz.

“But we are back now and The Bend is a terrific track. I’m really looking forward to sharing the car with Tony and giving the new EVO2 its first outing since the 12 Hour.

“It was great at Bathurst, and there’s another upgrade to it which will give it some improved cooling, plus a new braking package. We’re confident that we’ll have a very strong overall car.”

Supercars and Bathurst 1000 veteran D’Alberto added: “I can’t wait to jump back in with my mate Adrian in the new Lamborghini. The car was very strong at Bathurst in the race and it was awesome to win our class there.

“GT racing is making a strong resurgence here in Australia and I definitely want to be part of that in the future.

“These are such cool cars and to get the opportunity to race against the likes of Chaz Mostert and Will Brown, there’s a lot to like about getting back in the field.”

Deitz added that he hopes to return with D’Alberto for another Fanatec GT Australia round towards the end of the season.

“I have travel commitments in the middle of the year, so at the moment, this is just a one-off,” he said. “The plan is to be back again with Tony towards the end of the year.”

Jamie Klein is Sportscar365's Asian editor. Japan-based Klein, who previously worked for Motorsport Network on the Motorsport.cоm and Autosport titles, covers the FIA World Endurance Championship and SUPER GT, among other series.

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