GRT Grasser Racing Team has announced plans for an ambitious 2021 series of programmes featuring the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.
GT World Challenge Europe
The headline programme is a return to GT World Challenge Europe after a one-year absence with a two-car effort in the Endurance Cup.
One driver pairing will start in the Pro category, targeting wins in the overall championship. The second car will be crewed by Lamborghini Juniors who will compete in the Silver Cup
Between 2014 and 2019, the team scored a string of successes in the precursor Blancpain GT Series. In 2017, Grasser achieved the double, winning both the driver and team titles. Over the years, they have posted 13 victories, 16 pole positions and 36 podium finishes.
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
GRT will also be back in action across the Atlantic in 2021 in the North American Endurance Cup of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, again the current plan is to field two Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVOs after a season that saw their initial plans falter with the withdrawal of the GRT-run GEAR Racing team effort. The sole full-season car for the team in 2020 has been the #44 Magnus/ GRT Lamborghini.
GRT has two victories in the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona and a win too at the 12 Hours of Sebring on their recent cv.
The 2021 programme sees the team take on these events once again plus Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta and the Six Hours of Watkins Glen.
ADAC GT Masters
ADAC GT Masters has been a permanent fixture in the portfolio of the GRT Grasser Racing Team since 2011. With a tally of 10 victories and 14 pole positions as well as finishing runners-up in the driver and team classifications last year.
2021 will see another step forward with two GRT Grasser Racing teams fielding four Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVOs.
In addition to the established contingent of works drivers from the Lamborghini Squadra Corse, recruitment will also take place from the Junior squad a decision made on the basis of the excellent performance of the Lamborghini Juniors in this year’s ADAC GT Masters.
The Italian constructor will send their promising youngsters into the fray in a team of their own over the seven race weekends of the campaign.
In addition to their commitments in three top-class GT3 series, the team is also considering entry in the new-look DTM. A firm decision will only be made in this regard once the new GT3 regulations have been finalised.
Team Principal Gottfried Grasser: “I am very pleased that we are in a position to make plans for the 2021 season at such an early stage. After a tough year for the whole world, and this includes our industry, that is actually quite an achievement.
“Thanks to our strong partners and sponsors, we are able to set a course for the future, despite the difficulty of the times. We are optimistic about the coming year, and we very much hope that the global situation will improve so that we can look forward together to an attractive calendar and exciting races.
“Running the Lamborghini Junior team in the ADAC GT Masters will be a really cool enterprise and one that we are certainly going to enjoy very much. I am also particularly pleased about our return to the Endurance Cup in the GT World Challenge. We were part of it for so many years, and for us, the SRO Motorsports Group is like one big happy family. The anticipation of the coming season is running high, and we are looking forward to the future with great positivity.”