In the aftermath of the end of their Jaguar GT3 programme, Emil Frey Racing have announced a now ‘co-operation’ with Lamborghini for an as yet unannounced programme with the new Huracan GT3 Evo.
“Just ahead of the expiry of the homologation for our own developed Emil Frey GT3 Jaguar, we concluded the project by winning the Silver Cup in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup last season”, said Lorenz Frey-Hilti, Team Principal Emil Frey Racing.
“We were able to support Lexus with the GT3 Project from the testing and developing stages (2015/2016) to the finished, homologated race car (2017/2018). We are proud to have demonstrated the Lexus´ competence in the world´s most competitive GT championship by winning the six-hour-race in Paul Ricard and taking third place overall in the championship.
“Now we are pleased to start a new project with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, a renowned sport car brand within Motorsport. Both parties are offered the perfect platform to use synergies and realise set targets”.
“We are glad and very excited to have Emil Frey Racing as a new team, joining us for 2019” says Giorgio Sanna, Head of Motorsport Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “The team has a great on-track experience, but they also have an off-track approach that is very unique. We look forward to working closer together and welcoming them to the family to achieve important results in the next future.”
The team’s release doe not specify however whether their Lexus programme, run in parallel to their Jaguar effort for the past two seasons, will continue, a team spokesman offering no clarification when asked by DSC today.
That may be linked to the open-ended announcement of Toyota/ Lexus motorsport programmes earlier today where Lexus RC F GT3 operations in Europe were listed as ‘TBD’. DSC does though now believe that the Lexus programme will move to another well known European team from Emil Frey Racing.
A further announcement is promised by Emil Frey Racing ‘in the near future’