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Aghakhani, US RaceTronics Set for Mercedes-AMG GT3 Switch

Steven Aghakhani, Richard Antinucci confirmed in new US RaceTronics Mercedes-AMG GT3 entry…

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Steven Aghakhani is set to make the switch to Mercedes-AMG machinery, with US Racetronics confirming a partial season program for the 15-year-old in Blancpain GT World Challenge America next year.

Aghakhani will share driving duties of a Mercedes-AMG GT3 with Richard Antinucci in selected rounds as part of an expanded program for the California-based team.

It comes after Aghakhani made his pro racing debut in last month’s California 8 Hours, in a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo shared by Antinucci and Taylor Proto.

“I’m super excited that I’m going to be competing in the GT3 class next year with AMG,” Aghakhani said.

“I’ve driven Lamborghinis pretty much my entire career and am really looking forward to the challenge the new car presents.

“Having Richie as a teammate will be great. He has so much racing experience to share, so I know that he’ll be able to help if I have any questions.”

While the extent of the schedule has yet to be confirmed, Aghakhani and Antinucci will kick off the year in the season-opening round at Circuit of The Americas in March.

“We had great success last month at the California 8 Hours and I think it’s a good fit for Steven,” said team owner Shane Seneviratne.

“He’s got so much talent at such a young age and I’m looking forward to helping him continue to develop into the world-class racer I know he can be.

“This will definitely be a challenge for the team, but one that we’re all looking forward to.”

US RaceTronics is expected to continue its involvement with Lamborghini, primarily in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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