17.03.2019 – Imperiale Racing decided to run a complete program in GT3 at the Italian GT Championship 2019 Sprint and Endurance with the Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 Evo.
The Italian outfit will return to the series for all the 8 rounds present in the calendar after the great performance put in at the spot participation in four rounds in 2018. The Pro #63 pairing Vito Postiglione (ITA) and Jeroen Mul (NL) will defend Imperiale Racing’s colors in the Sprint series, while Pietro Perolini (ITA) and Ben Gersekowski (AUS) will be on the #19 car in Pro-Am. In the Italian GT Endurance, Postiglione-Mul will be sided by Alex Frassineti (ITA), while the third driver of the #19 car is still to be decided.
Vito Postiglione, class 1977, already has some experience in the Italian GT with the Mirandola-based team. In 2016 he came third in GT3 on the Lamborghini Gallardo in his maiden season with Imperiale Racing. He came close to winning the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe with the Italian team twice, as he was third in 2017 and second in 2018. Postiglione also took part in the International GT Open 2017. He is certainly one of the most talented and experienced Italian drivers on GT cars and won the Italian GT Championship in 2013. He came also second at the Lamborghini World Finals in 2016, won the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia in 2012, the Ferrari Challenge – Trofeo Pirelli 2007, the World Championship and the Renault Megane Sport Cup 2000.
On his side, he will have the twenty-years-old from Holland Jeroen Mul, who has already been part of Imperiale Racing’s lineup in the Italian GT Championship in 2016 and run the International GT Open 2018 coming fourth with seven podiums and a strong season overall. Mul’s career has always been connected with the Lamborghini brand, for which he has been racing since 2014. He was second in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe 2014 in PRO and at the 24H of Dubai in A6-M. He also scored important results in the Blancpain GT Series 2015 and 2016 and took part in the spectacular American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar 2017.
The #63 lineup in the Italian GT Championship Endurance will be completed by Alex Frassineti. Class 1987, he has been the Italian Champion 2017 claiming four wins and four pole positions. Frassineti’s 2018 has been particularly exciting: he came fourth in the Silver Cup of Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, won the prestigious Total 24 Hours of Spa in Silver Cup and got on the podium in Silverstone in his only race in International GT Open. After the debut on single-seaters, he came third in Formula Renault Monza in 2004 and third in the Italian Formula 3 2006. Frassineti is now a very experienced GT driver as he has been competing in this series since 2007. Among his highlights, he came third in the FIA GT3 European Championship 2007 at the debut and third in Porsche Carrera Cup Italia 2010.
Pietro Perolini, twenty years old in June, will be behind the wheel of the #19 Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 Evo. Despite having only two seasons as professional under his belt, he displayed great maturity and performance. Following the exciting debut in the Italian GT Championship 2017 – Super GT Cup, last year he had the upper hand on his rivals winning the title thanks to seven wins. He will be at his first season with Imperiale Racing.
Also on the #19, the young Australian driver Ben Gersekowski, class 1992. He switched to closed wheels racing in 2015 after six successful years in formulas. Ben Gersekowski won the Queensland Formula Ford in 2009, the Queensland Racing Car Championship in 2010 and finished third the Australian Formula 3 National Class in 2011. He claimed a splendid victory in class two at his maiden race on GT cars, the Dunlop 24 Hours of Silverstone 2015. In the same year, he won the prestigious Liqui Moly 12 Hours of Bathurst, class 1. Gersekowski moved to Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe in 2016 and came third in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia last year.
Luca Del Grosso (Imperiale Racing, Team Manager):
“The Italian GT Championship is going to be one of our main targets this year. The new regulations introduced Sprint and Endurance races and the International interest around this series raised its profile, therefore we want to do our best to get a strong result. We have a very strong lineup and our drivers will certainly manage to get the most out of the new Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 Evo. This is an extraordinary car that is the product of a great development work done by Lamborghini Squadra Corse that we will be proud to represent on track”.
Imperiale Racing will get on track next March 17th and 18th for a winter testing session at the Autodromo Nazionale in Monza.
Imperiale Racing | 2019 Racing Calendar
April 5-7 Monza CIGTE
May 3-5 Vallelunga CIGTS
May 17-19 Misano CIGTE
June 21-23 Imola CIGTS
July 19-21 Mugello CIGTS
September 13-15 Vallelunga CIGTE
October 4-6 Mugello CIGTE
October 18-20 Monza CIGTS