GRT will put its whole give attention to the DTM in 2022, scrapping its current GT3 programmes in ADAC GT Masters, GT World Problem Europe in addition to the GT Daytona class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in a change of strategy for the Austrian outfit.
The precise driver line-up might be unveiled sooner or later, however the workforce mentioned its #63 entry might be piloted by a works Lamborghini driver.
Mirko Bortolotti is known to be the favorite for the manufacturing unit seat at GRT, having starred in a visitor DTM look with one other Lamborghini squad T3 Motorsport this 12 months, ending second to BMW’s Marco Wittmann at Assen.
“I’m actually thrilled to announce our upcoming enterprise within the DTM,” mentioned Gottfried Grasser. “I’d wish to thank Lamborghini Squadra Corse for his or her unimaginable assist on this undertaking. It’s a childhood dream come true.
“The DTM is without doubt one of the most enjoyable and hottest racing sequence on the earth, and to enter 4 automobiles on this subject is a terrific problem we can not wait to sort out.
“The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo has confirmed its successful DNA many occasions and is actually going to supply us with a aggressive bundle in 2022. It’s going to be an thrilling season, and I can not wait to see our automobiles take to the monitor.”
#16 GRT Grasser Racing Staff Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo: Tim Zimmermann, Kikko Galbiati, Clemens Schmid
Photograph by: SRO
Grasser Racing brings with it a wealth of GT racing expertise to the DTM, having loved success on each side of the Atlantic since becoming a member of the Lamborghini fold in 2015. Its accolades embody class wins in each Rolex 24 at Daytona and Sebring 12 Hours, in addition to Endurance Cup and total titles within the Blancpain GT Collection in 2017.
It first “flirted” with the thought of racing within the DTM in 2021 to coincide with the sequence’ change to GT3 equipment, however determined to place these plans on the backburner for a 12 months.
With this announcement, GRT turns into the second Lamborghini squad to race within the DTM after T3 Motorsport, which entered two Huracans this 12 months for Esteban Muth and Esmee Hawkey. T3 has but to formally decide to the 2022 DTM season.
“We at Lamborghini Squadra Corse are extremely delighted to broaden our dedication within the DTM along with Grasser Racing,” Giorgio Sanna, Head of Lamborghini Squadra Corse.
“Because the starting of our collaboration, now we have solid a singular relationship, attaining essential milestones with the Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
“The DTM is a invaluable advertising and marketing platform and a difficult competitors for us to maneuver forward into the long run. We have now excessive hopes and are wanting ahead to a profitable marketing campaign in 2022.”
GRT is the most recent outfit to announce an entry into the 2022 season. Final month, GruppeM introduced that it could broaden to 2 Mercedes-AMG GT3s after operating a single automobile for Daniel Juncadella this 12 months.
The 2022 DTM season will get underway on the Portimao circuit in Portugal on April 29-Might 1.