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Grasser Confirms GTWC Return; Increased GT Masters Effort

Two-car GTWC Europe Endurance Cup program planned for Lamborghini squad…

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Grasser Racing Team has confirmed a return to GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS after a one-year absence, with a two-car Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo program planned for Endurance Cup next year.

The Austrian squad, which won both the drivers’ and teams’ championship in 2017, will field cars in the Pro and Silver classes, with a trio of Lamborghini Juniors planned for the Silver Cup entry.

Drivers have yet to be announced but are at an “advanced stage” according to a team statement.

It is part of a multi-championship commitment, announced on Friday, that will see no fewer than eight Lamborghinis fielded across Europe and the U.S. next year.

“I am very pleased that we are in a position to make plans for the 2021 season at such an early stage,” said team principal Gottfried Grasser.

“After a tough year for the whole world – and this includes our industry – that is actually quite an achievement.

“Thanks to our strong partners and sponsors, we are able to set a course for the future, despite the difficulty of the times.

“We are optimistic about the coming year, and we very much hope that the global situation will improve so that we can look forward together to an attractive calendar and exciting races.”

In addition to its GTWC Europe commitment, GRT has also confirmed an expansion of its program in ADAC GT Masters with two teams running a total of four Lamborghinis, including a contingent of factory and junior drivers from the Italian manufacturer.

Grasser has also confirmed a two-car effort for the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup races in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where it currently fields a season-long entry under the GRT Magnus entry.

It’s unclear whether the team will continue its alliance with Magnus for 2021.

“Running the Lamborghini Junior team in the ADAC GT Masters will be a really cool enterprise and one that we are certainly going to enjoy very much,” Grasser added.

“I am also particularly pleased about our return to the Endurance Cup in the GT World Challenge.

“We were part of it for so many years, and for us, the SRO Motorsports Group is like one big happy family.

“Anticipation of the coming season is running high, and we are looking forward to the future with great positivity.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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