22.07.2020 – Imperiale Racing is about to write another exciting page of its sporting history and announced the participation in the Italian round of the GT World Challenge powered by AWS – Endurance Cup scheduled for this coming weekend in Imola.
The Italian team will debut in this exciting International series for GT cars with the #23 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo driven by the new lineup where Kikko Galbiati (ITA) and Giovanni Venturini (ITA), that are already teammates in the Italian Gran Turismo Endurance, will be joined by Lucas-Ayrton Mauron (CH).
Mauron, class 1998, made his karting debut at the age of 9 and secured some important results like the second place in the Swiss Rotax Max Challenge Mini 2009. In 2014 he switched to open wheels in the Italian F4 Championship. The debut on Grand Touring cars took place at the ADAC GT Masters 2016, while he came third in Pro-Am at the Lamborghini World Finals in 2017 in Imola at his first race on a car built by the company based in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Last year he came fifth in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Silver class.
The Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit will stage the opener of the GT World Challenge powered by AWS after the stop caused by the pandemic and will have about 50 cars at the start in what announces to be an exciting weekend with the best teams and drivers in the world challenging each other. Imperiale Racing will run the testing session on Friday at 14:50, while the official program will get underway on Saturday at 9:00 with free practice, pre-qualifying will follow at 13:10 and the three qualifying sessions will be at 17:30. The three-hours long race will start on Sunday at 13:30. All times are GMT+2.
The event will be covered by the main European TV networks. Qualifying and race will also be available through the live streaming feed at the official webpage of the series https://www.gt-world-challenge-europe.com/watch-live
Luca Del Grosso (Imperiale Racing – Team Manager):
“We are really proud to get on track in Imola with Imperiale Racing colors, on one of the most beautiful circuits in Italy, in what is recognized in the world as the most competitive series for Gran Turismo cars. It will certainly be a challenging challenge that will mark the debut of Imperiale Racing in this championship. The starting line-up is of absolute level, but we have worked well in recent months the level of competitiveness we have achieved with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo is certainly positive. Giovanni and Kikko proved to be a strong pairing and I am really happy to have Lucas-Ayrton on board: I am pretty sure we will find the right feeling to run a strong race”.