RSR may switch to GT racing

After many years racing in the USA with ACO-ruled machinery, RSR Racing may switch machines again, and the change can be quicker than you think.

According to Sportscar 365, the Paul Gentilozzi-led squad can make a move to challenge the GT3-based Pirelli World Challenge this year, maybe making the 12 Hours of Sebring their last race with their ORECA FLM09.

In fact, expectations were high this year about a possible change to LMP2 machinery to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship. But in the end the plans didn’t materialize and the PC category program on TUSC gone from a two car program to a single car entry, a tendency followed by most of the main contenders.

Certain sources have told that Gentilozzi is already taking care of the whole entry process, and the team will enter at the St. Petesburg round of the Pirelli World Challenge.

Most of the details are still unknown, although it appears that the Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 and the Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 are the favorite cards on Gentilozzi’s hands, and a decision will come in the near future. It’s also unconfirmed if TUSC full-season drivers Chris Cumming and Bruno Junqueira will be present in RSR’s new adventure.

RSR Racing last outing in GT racing occurred in 2010 and 2011, when the team raced a Jaguar XKR GT2 in the American Le Mans Series and in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.

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