Following Emil Frey Racing’s official announcement of the cooperation with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the Swiss team is pleased to reveal further information about the upcoming season.
Emil Frey Racing will compete with two Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO in the International GT Open in the 2019 season. Both race cars will participate in all seven race meetings. The season will kick-off with the season opener at Paul Ricard (France) on 27 and 28 April 2019 and will end with the final and at the same time home race for the Italian squad at Monza on 13 October 2019.
The long-term Emil Frey Racing driver, the quick Spaniard Albert Costa Balboa, is provided with an equally fast new team-mate on one of the two Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO. The Italian Giacomo Altoé has driven successfully in the Italian Formula 4 Championship as well as in the TCR Middle East Series and furthermore, has vast experience with Lamborghini.
The experienced Austrian Norbert Siedler will also remain within the team. For the upcoming test in Barcelona, he will share the cockpit with the Canadian Mikael Grenier, who raced for Emil Frey Racing last year already. The final driver pairing will be announced following the tests.
Both Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO arrived at the Emil Frey Racing headquarters at Safenwil two weeks ago. Prior to the start of the season, there will be three intensive test programmes to be concluded on the tracks of Barcelona (Spain), Monza (Italy) and Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium).
“We are very excited about the new challenge this year”, says Lorenz Frey-Hilti, Team Principal Emil Frey Racing. “We were already taking part in the International GT Open with Lexus two years ago. Further to that, we finished the season in third place overall, very close to the overall champions. We are looking forward to a revenge with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO this year. This will be a huge challenge for us, because the competitions is strong, and we are participating with a race car that is still new to us. I am curious to see what the test days will show.”
Jürg Flach, Technical Director Emil Frey Racing, adds: “Following the success last year we are starting fully motivated into this season and are looking forward to the cooperation with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. The preparations ahead of the pre-seasonal tests have been, due to the tight timing schedule, quite intense, but positive at the same time. In the upcoming tests we will focus on getting to know the race cars, gather experience about the Setup, tyres and systems as well as working on the car’s performance to be best-prepared for the start of the season at Le Castellet at the end of April.”