Emil Frey Racing continues in the premier class of GT3 sport in 2021 – the GT World Challenge Europe
We spent several seasons competing in the championship under its previous guise, the Blancpain GT Series, and scored a famous last-lap victory at the 2018 Circuit Paul Ricard 1000kms with Lexus. We stepped away from the category in 2019, winning the International GT Open drivers’ title with Albert Costa Balboa and Giacomo Altoè. During the season of 2020 and back at the GT World Challenge Europe, we claimed a total of seven podium positions, which placed us on fifth place in the overall ranking and on third place in the Sprint cup. To give more drivers the chance to race, and with great support from the factory, Emil Frey Racing decided to increase their activities by adding a third Huracán GT3 EVO for season 2021.
Albert Costa and Norbert Siedler will be at the wheel of the #163 Lamborghini at the Sprint- and Endurance races. The young Italian and Lamborghini factory driver Giacomo Altoè will be supporting the #163 crew on Endurance weekends.
The #14 Lamborghini will enter the championship with a purely Swiss driver team: Ricardo Feller will be competing in Sprint- as well as Endurance races. He will get support from the already familiar Alex Fontana, who secured a place at the wheel after having delivered a good performance during the Jaguar days in 2018. We are also thrilled to welcome Rolf Ineichen, the third Swiss racer, to the team. Rolf Ineichen is an experienced Lamborghini driver and will be supporting Feller and Fontana during the Endurance races.
Our newest family member, the #114 Lamborghini, will be in the hands of three new drivers: Briton Jack Aitken had been racing in Formula 2 before he made his Formula 1 race debut replacing George Russel at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix as the reserve driver for the Williams Formula 1 team – a role he will continue to take on this year as well. He will be taking on the Sprint- and Endurance races. By his side will be 19-year old Finnish Konsta Lappalainen, who won the 2018 Northern European Formula 4 Championship before he went on to gain valuable experience in the FIA-Formula 3. 21-year old Arthur Rougier completes the endurance trio. The young Frenchman won the 2017 Formula 4 championship and bagged third place in the French GT4-Cup in the Pro-Am category in 2019.
Comment Lorenz Frey-Hilti: “I’m very excited and optimistic about the continuation and strengthening of our partnership by adding a third car. The level of expertise is extremely high especially in this premier class of the GT3 sport. Winning is a matter of a few seconds only. This is why we greatly value the professional and active exchange with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. We’re a well-coordinated team and we’re aiming for strong results.”
HURACÁN GT3 EVO COMPETITION CAR