PRESS RELEASE: 23rd February 2022
VSR expands GT3 programme supported by Lamborghini
Last year’s International GT Open Champions will move to the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS in 2022, entering two Silver Cup Lamborghini Huracan GT3 cars in the Endurance Championship. The Forlì based team, Italian Champions in 2020, will also run in the Italian GT Endurance Championship as well as fielding an entry in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
The drivers for the GT World Challenge have been selected from Lamborghini’s GT3 Junior programme. One car will see previous VSR Champions Michele Beretta and Yuki Nemoto team-up with Benjamin Hites whilst Michael Dörrbecker, Baptiste Moulin and Marcus Paverud will drive the sister car.
The driver line-up for the Italian Championship will include Beretta, Hites and Nemoto as well as Andrea Cola and the winners of the 2021 Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final, Karol Basz and Mattia Michelotto. Basz and Michelotto’s seats will be entirely funded by VSR as a reward for their performances in Super Trofeo last season.
The team will also continue its successful Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship programme which provides an excellent training ground for future GT3 drivers. Driver line-ups for the Michelin Le Mans Cup and the European Lamborghini Super Trofeo will be announced shortly.
Vincenzo Sospiri: It is always a pleasure to work with Giorgio and the Lamborghini Squadra Corse team and I’m very happy to continue our partnership this year. We will continue to focus on developing drivers for Lamborghini’s GT3 Young Driver Programme and look forward to being competitive in all three Championships.
Giorgio Sanna: Lamborghini Squadra Corse shares a common target and vision with VSR - to develop young drivers and lead them towards a professional career! After a very successful 2021 season for VSR, we are glad to support Vincenzo and his team again in 2022 as they confront these new challenges with a mix of talented expert and rookie drivers.ENDS