Lamborghini joins GT World Challenge Pro-Am class

Lamborghini has confirmed an entry for the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS round at Race Tailem Bend later this month.

Locked in to run the latest-specification Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 for its sprint series debut at Shell V-Power Motorsport Park will be Adrian Deitz and Tony D’Alberto for Wall Racing.

Race Tailem Bend won’t be the first time the duo team up either after they won the Silver Cup together in the Huracan GT3 Evo2 at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour earlier this year.

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With the duo to contest the Pro-Am Class in the GT World Challenge Australia, it takes the number of manufacturers to three and sets up a mouth-watering battle within the class.

The Huracan itself is the only version of the model in Australia, the car runs with rear-wheel drive, a naturally aspirated V10, and an all-new intake system.

Ahead of making his first appearance in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS, Deitz was looking forward to being behind the wheel of the Lamborghini.

“I would have liked to have come back to the series earlier, and I was disappointed to miss Phillip Island, especially at a great track like that with all of the new cars that have joined the series,” Deitz said.

“But we are back now and The Bend is a terrific track. I’m really looking forward to sharing the car with Tony and giving the new Evo 2 its first outing since the 12 Hour.

“The new Lamborghini is a big step forward. The aero platform is more stable and it has more rear end grip. All of the drivers – Pro or Am – were really happy with the balance. The one thing we were lacking was straight-line speed, but that’s a Balance of Performance issue.

“It’s just a really nice car to drive. It was great at Bathurst, and there’s another upgrade to it which will give it some improved cooling, plus a new braking package. We’re confident that we’ll have a very strong overall car.

“I have travel commitments in the middle of the year, so at the moment, this is just a one-off. The plan is to be back again with Tony towards the end of the year.”

D’Alberto echoed Deitz’s comments and was equally excited to run the Lamborghini.

“I can’t wait to jump back in with my mate Adrian in the new Lamborghini,” D’Alberto added.

“The car was very strong at Bathurst in the race and it was awesome to win our class there.

“GT Racing is making a strong resurgence here in Australia and I definitely want to be part of that in the future. These are such cool cars and to get the opportunity to race against the likes of Chaz Mostert and Will Brown, there’s a lot to like about getting back in the field.”

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Fans who can’t make it to the track will be able to tune into the event via the live and free broadcasts on Seven on Saturday and Sunday.

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The fourth round of the 2024 Shannons SpeedSeries season, Race Tailem Bend, takes place at Shell V-Power Motorsport Park on 31 May-2 June.