Published on April 11th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
FFF Racing Team by ACM to campaign new Huracan in GT Asia
The FFF Racing Team by ACM will return to the GT Asia Series in 2016, campaigning the stunning new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 developed by Squadra Corse in Italy. Whilst 2015 FFF title combatants Hiroshi Hamaguchi, Fu Songyang and Andrea Caldarelli will compete in Europe, the team have revealed that factory junior drivers Andrea Amici and Edoardo Liberati – who have emerged from Lamborghini’s one-make Super Trofeo championships – will campaign the car which will make its GT3 competition debut in South Korea on 13-15 May.
Whilst it will be one of the first Asian appearances of the car developed exclusively at Sant’Agata Bolognese in Italy, it’s debut outing actually took place in April 2015 in Europe, the marque finding success almost immediately against the best GT3 cars in the world. Development of the 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 powered Huracan GT3 continued throughout the 2015 season to the point where Squadra Corse – Lamborghini’s competition arm – have revealed that 40 cars will compete around the world in season 2016.
Whilst customer racing has been a big part of the GT Asia Series in recent years, Lamborghini also look to the region’s leading GT series as an opportunity to develop their Junior drivers. For Amici and Liberati, neither of the young Italians have competed within GT Asia in the past, however both have Asian experience, Amici as one of the leading contenders in the 2014 Super Trofeo World Final in Sepang – winning both legs of the European final at the Malaysian venue – whilst Liberati won the PRO-AM leg of Super Trofeo Asia last year alongside China’s Yuan Bo.
As experienced campaigners in a number of European GT championships and well versed with the Huracan Super Trofeo, both drivers are expected to have the FFF Racing Team by ACM Lamborghini right in the mix for this year’s GT Asia Series title.