GPX Racing will not return to Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup competition this year, opting to instead focus on a new venture in Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli.
The 2019 Total 24 Hours of Spa-winning squad will enter a single Porsche 911 GT3 R for an expected all-factory lineup of drivers beginning with May’s rescheduled Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
It will then plan to contest the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa, Indianapolis 8 Hour and season-ending Kyalami 9 Hour, all of which form SRO Motorsports Group’s globe-trotting GT3 series.
While having been present in GTWC Europe Endurance Cup for the past three seasons, including the 2020 and 2021 seasons in the Pro class, the team has opted not to return due to the wish of its partners.
“The GT World Challenge is a very good championship,” team principal Pierre-Brice Mena told Endurance-Info.
“Winning it is a challenge because there are very few races. A bad result over the season and it then becomes very complicated to win the title.
“We learned that at our expense in 2021.
“With the IGTC, it is easier to take the races one after the other with, in addition, there are mythical races on the program such as Bathurst and Spa.”
As was the case last year, the team will run under the GPX Martini Racing banner although some adjustments to the livery are expected.
A second car hasn’t been ruled out for Spa.
“The objective is clearly to win the drivers’ title,” Mena added. “Going to IGTC is the wish of our partners in order to have even more international visibility.”