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Gehrsitz to Lead Absolute Corse Ferrari Effort

ADAC GT Masters race winner Finn Gehrsitz to embark on Asian program in Ferrari 296 GT3…

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Absolute Corse has recruited Finn Gehrsitz to lead its Ferrari 296 GT3 effort in Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia powered by AWS.

The 19-year-old German racer will partner up with Filipino bronze-rated driver Andre Canard in the Silver/Am class, piloting the No. 296 car.

Gehrsitz previously competed in both GT3 and LMP3 machinery, notably finishing third in the GT Am standings in the Asian Le Mans Series in 2022 and taking two class podiums with United Autosports in the European Le Mans Series the same year.

Last year, he formed a full-season partnership with Sven Mueller aboard a Team Joos by RACEmotion Porsche 911 GT3 R in ADAC GT Masters, taking victory at Hockenheim.

“I’m thrilled to kick off the season and confident in forming a strong combination alongside the experienced team Absolute Racing and the new car,” Gehrsitz said.

“While everything in Asia is quite new for me, I am thoroughly prepared to give it my all. I hope to contribute positively to the team and look forward to showing a strong performance.”

As previously confirmed, Absolute will start the season running a single 296 GT3 with plans to add a second car later in the season.

In addition to running machinery from the Prancing Horse, it will also field two cars each from Audi and Porsche, with Markus Winkelhock and Alessio Picariello the headline names in each lineup.

“It’s exciting for us to have two new drivers joining Absolute Corse,” said team principal Ingo Matter.

“While André and Finn are both new to racing with Ferrari, they will be able to accelerate their learning rapidly with the help of the team.

“We proved last year with Andrew and James that a Silver/Am combination is capable of winning overall, so I don’t see any reason why we should not be able to aim a good result overall while aiming for as many class wins as possible this year.

“We can’t wait to get the season underway.”

The Fanatec GT Asia season kicks off at Sepang on April 20-21.

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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