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Lamborghini Becomes Third GTWC Global Manufacturer

Lamborghini to contest overall GTWC competition against Mercedes-AMG, Ferrari…

Photo: Patrick Hecq/SRO

Lamborghini has signed up to score points for the global GT World Challenge powered by AWS, bringing the number of involved manufacturers up to three for the 2020 season.

The Italian marque joins Ferrari and reigning champion Mercedes-AMG which dueled for the inaugural GT World Challenge overall title last year.

The second season of the competition is to be held across 19 race events between SRO Motorsports Group’s GT3 championships in Europe, North America and Asia.

Lamborghini’s commitment effectively means that it will have a regular presence in all three of the regional series.

This year, points will be awarded to the best-finishing car per brand in each class while the amounts will vary depending on the format of each event.

For example, 25 points will be the maximum given for a one-hour sprint race, while the Total 24 Hours of Spa will carry 100 points for the top brand in each category.

The manufacturers’ final scores will then be calculated by multiplying the points totals by the number of cars competing in each class.

The World Challenge is designed to encourage competition between manufacturer customer racing departments and to involve drivers at every level of the SRO GT3 class structure.

News of Lamborghini’s involvement comes as SRO confirmed its full updated 19-round GT World Challenge schedule on Thursday.

The calendar merges the schedules for GTWC Asia, GTWC America and GTWC Europe Endurance Cup and Sprint Cup that have already been announced.

“I am pleased to welcome Lamborghini to an expanded line-up alongside Mercedes-AMG and Ferrari,” said SRO founder and CEO Stephane Ratel.

“The support of three leading international brands demonstrates the strength of the GT World Challenge powered by AWS and we are very grateful for their commitment.

“With a full schedule in place, we can now look forward to exciting racing in each of our continental series and a tremendous battle for the global title.”

Image: SRO

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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