04.03.2024 – With two months remaining until the start of the 2024 campaign, Imperiale Racing announces its international program in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Sprint Cup. The team will field a Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 EVO2.

The Lamborghini #85 will be entrusted to Dmitry Gvazava (KG) and Ugo de Wilde (B), who will compete in the Bronze Cup. The collective test serving as a prelude to the season will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5th, and the day after, Thursday, March 6th, at the Le Castellet circuit (FRA). On this occasion, Simone Giglio will debut in the role of Team Manager for Imperiale Racing.

Gvazava, 36 years old, won the Italian GT Sprint Championship in the Pro-Am class last year driving for the Mirandola team. He also competed in the double round at Misano in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Powered by AWS. In 2022, he triumphed at the Imola round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Pro-Am Cup, where he also secured a podium at Paul Ricard. In the same year, he claimed pole position and finished second twice at Misano in the Fanatec GT2 European Series Am aboard a Huracàn Super Trofeo Evo GT2. A two-time winner of the national Mitjet series (2016 and 2018), he secured three podiums in the French GT4 Cup and finished second in the 24H Series Continents Championship GTX in 2020.

De Wilde, 21 years old, is one of the most promising drivers internationally and will be making his debut with Imperiale Racing. Last season, he finished fifth in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe Pro, winning race two in the first of the two Vallelunga events. In 2023, he also secured third place in the Pro-Am class at the end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, racing aboard an Oreca-07 Gibson LMP2. In 2022, he competed in the European Le Mans Series, claiming a podium in the LMP2 class at Monza, and three races in the IMSA SportsCar Championship in LMP3. In 2021, he finished second in the Alpine Elf Europa Cup and fourth in the European Le Mans Series, winning at Portimão in the LMP3 class. In 2018, he finished second in the French Formula 4 Championship, closing the season with four victories, four poles and eight podiums.

Simone Giglio (Team Manager):
“We’re super determined and can’t wait to get back on track. It’s a common feeling throughout the team, from the drivers to the mechanics to the engineers and myself. The championship is undoubtedly tough, challenging, but I have utmost confidence in the whole team, and we are convinced we have what it takes to do well. We are aware of our strength and quality; we will give it our all. We have a great line-up: Dmitry already knows the team and its dynamics, and I’m sure he will work well with Ugo, who despite being very young, boasts important experiences.”

Dmitry Gvazava:
“I would like to thank Imperiale Racing for giving me this opportunity. It is hard to find the right words to express how much I appreciate it. In 2009, I started following this championship, and for all this time, I dreamed of participating, and today the dream has come true! I enter this championship with a top-level team and a strong teammate like Ugo. I believe our goals are clear to everyone, and I am confident that we will do everything possible to achieve the best result”.

Ugo de Wilde:
“I am extremely happy to join Imperiale Racing for this Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Sprint Cup: I cannot wait to start the season and discover the Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 EVO2. It is a great project that we all believe in. There has been a great connection with Imperiale Racing: thanks to my partners, the team and Lamborghini for their help in making this project a reality. I am super motivated and determined to give my best during this GT3 season, aiming for podiums and victories alongside Dmitry!”.

Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Sprint Cup 2024 Calendar
Round 2: May 17-19 > Misano
Round 3: July 19-21> Hockenheim
Round 4: August 23-25 > Magny-Cours
Round 5: October 11-13 > Barcelona