Ezequiel Perez Companc has launched a new team to compete in the 2020 GT World Challenge Europe, with Madpanda Motorsport planning a full-season entry using a 2020 spec Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo in the Silver Cup of the SRO Motorsports Group-run championship.
Madpanda Motorsport will be based in Barcelona, Spain, near the Circuit de Barcelona- Catalunya, the team set to be supported by experienced motorsport engineering firm QEV Tech, which has previously worked on programmes in GTs, touring cars and Formula E, and will now provide workshop space and equipment to Madpanda Motorsport.
Perez Companc, aged 25, will serve as both the team principal and the first announced driver. He will compete in all ten rounds of the championship, including the Endurance Cup and Sprint Cup, with co-drivers who are yet to be confirmed.
Perez Companc has been a regular in top-level GT3 championships since 2015, driving for leading teams in Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi and Aston Martin machinery. In addition to his extensive experience in the Blancpain GT Series (now called GT World Challenge Europe), ADAC GT Masters and International GT Open, he has represented Argentina in the FIA GT Nations Cup and raced at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring last year.
Madpanda Motorsport is currently working to finalise its lineup for the coming season, which will include one additional Silver driver for the Sprint races and two additional Silver drivers for the Endurance races.
Ezequiel Perez Companc, team principal and driver: “I am really happy about this new challenge in my life. Many opportunities came together for 2020 that made this project possible and really exciting. I’d like to thank our sponsors La Gloriosa, Gentos and Puerta del Abra, as well as Mercedes-AMG for their support.
“We are not underestimating the challenge ahead but the support from QEV, the brand-new Evo version of the Mercedes-AMG GT3, and the new tyre from Pirelli for this year will all help us reduce the gap to the other experienced teams straight away.
“We plan to do some proper testing ahead of the season and be well prepared for the first race at Monza. I am really looking forward to starting the racing.”