Published on March 18th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Lamborghini Ready for 12 Hours of Sebring with Six Huracán GT3s at the Start
The 65th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, one of the most famous and historic endurance races in the world will kick off on Saturday, March 18. The second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship after the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring is confirming the growing trend of the season: the GTD class is the most interesting and populated of the championship. The GTD category, reserved for cars with GT3 homologation, sees at the start 21 cars out of 46 participants, divided into Prototype, Prototype Challenge, GT Le Mans and Daytona GT classes.
Among the twenty-one GTDs, six of them are Huracán GT3s, therefore Lamborghini proves again the manufacturer with the largest number of cars fielded by customer teams in this category.
Here are the Lamborghini customer teams taking part in the 12 Hours of Sebring with their Huracán GT3s.
Grasser Racing Team
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #11
After its debut in the IMSA championship at the Daytona 24 Hours last January, the Austrian team will be at the start of the 12 Hours of Sebring with a well-tested crew. Behind the wheel of the Huracán GT3 # 11 there will be the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Drivers, Mirko Bortolotti and Christian Engelhart, joined by Rolf Ineichen. In the past season, the three drivers achieved excellent results in the Blancpain GT Endurance Series Cup. At Sebring, there will also be Richard Antinucci, fast and experienced Italian-American driver, 2015 Lamborghini Super Trofeo world champion.
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #16
The US-based team is going to face the Sebring race with a line-up of three “full season” drivers. Behind the wheel of the Huracán GT3 # 16 there will be two GT3 Junior Drivers of Lamborghini Squadra Corse, Corey Lewis and Jeroen Mul, as well as Brett Sandberg, who had already taken in the major IMS endurance races part with Change Racing in 2016.
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #18
Top team in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, DAC Motorsports is arriving in Sebring after an excellent first absolute debut in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Behind the wheel of the Huracán GT3 # 18, there will be drivers already participating in the North American Lamborghini one-make series: Emmanuel Anassis, Brandon Gdovic and Anthony Massari.
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #27
The Italian-American team, which already took part both in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America and in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship in 2016, will be coming to Sebring with an experienced crew: Lawrence DeGeorge, Luca Persiani, Paolo Ruberti and the GT3 Junior Driver Cedric Sbirrazzuoli will share the cockpit of the Huracán # 27.
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #46
The Italian team, which made its debut in the IMSA series last January, got an excellent result (ninth place) in the 24 Hours of Daytona. At Sebring, behind the wheel of the Huracán # 46, there will be again the Italian drivers Fabio Babini and Emanuele Busnelli, together with the Frenchman Emmanuel Collard, the same crew of Daytona. What is new is the addition of the Lamborghini GT3 Junior Driver Michele Beretta.
Paul Miller Racing
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 #48
With a strong experience in US motorsport and a third place in the 2016 IMSA championship, Paul Miller Racing will field the Huracán GT3 # 48 driven by the same duo of the past season, formed by Bryan Sellers and the Lamborghini GT3 Junior Driver Madison Snow, together with the American Dion von Moltke.