Cool Racing By GPC Motorsport Joins the GT4 European Series Southern Cup.
Cool Racing By GPC Motorsport competed last season in the LMP3 category of the European Le Mans Series. It is also known for earning numerous titles in the French Mitjet 2L and Supertourism Series.
The French team is expanding next season in the GT4 European Series Southern Cup by entering two Porsche Cayman Clubsport GT4 MR in the AM category. “We won six championships … [in Mitjet 2l, Supertourism and Fun Cup series]… it is time for us to head on to a new challenge,” said team principal Patrick Barbier. Three drivers are announced. Father and son Laurent and Clément Dub are in one car. In the second Porsche, Cyril Saleilles will share the wheel with another driver yet to be announced.
Two Ginettas G55 For Delahaye Racing Team
Delahaye Racing Team ended up as TCR Benelux vice-champions last season. The Belgian team will remain in this series this year while joining the GT4 European Series Southern Cup with two Ginettas G55. “I was impressed by the Ginetta G55 when it was testing at Brands Hatch last year. I have seen this car evolve since” said Team Manager Marc Soulet (the father of Maxime Soulet).
“It showed pace on short tracks but was less at ease on fast tracks. It’s a point that Ginetta has been focusing on [over the winter]. They have made sure that the G55 is competitive everywhere this season” he added. Delahaye Racing Team Drivers will be announced at a later stage.
Yvan Muller Announces His Driver Line-Ups
Yann Ehrlacher, Alexandre Bardinon, Tugdual Rabreau and Franck Leherpeur are Yvan Muller Racing’s GT4 drivers this season. Ehrlacher and Bardinon will share the wheel of a Mercedes AMG GT4 entered in the Pro-Am category. Rabreau and Leherpeur are both bronze drivers. They will compete in the team’s second Mercedes AMG GT4, which is entered in the Am category. “Our team was really tempted by the GT4 challenge,” said Yvan Muller. “We know what to expect in this competitive championship. There are large grids at each race event, but we trust that our racing experience can help us lead the Pro/Am category and the Am category. We have what it takes to do some good work this season.”
Villorba Corse Enters Two Maseratis Gran Turismo SCs in the GT4 Central European Cup
Villorba Corse is set to enter the brand new GT4 Central European Cup series. The team, led by Raimondo Amadio, will participate in one of SRO’s GT4 international series for the third season in a row. Villorba Corse will enter two Maserati GranTurismo MC’s in two different categories.
Racing drivers Giuseppe Fascicolo and Romy Dall’Antonia will race in the AM class, while Polish drivers Piotr Chodzen and his son Antoni Chodzen will compete in the Pro-Am class. “We are proud of announcing another program for next season,” said Amadio. “This is our third year of collaboration with Maserati in GT4 … . It is evidence of a job well done. What is new is the championship we are going to compete in. This series covers a geographical area that we believe is strategic for motorsport. Our goal is to do well by offering a technical and sporting standard that lives up to our name and the brand we represent.”