Champions of the Pro-Am category in the Blancpain Endurance Series last year, Villorba Corse is extensively known for its GT programs, always using a Ferrari 458 GT3. But in 2015, the Italian squad steps up on the Le Mans Prototype ranks, as they are the newest owners of the Ginetta-Juno LMP3 model, to be used in the European Le Mans Series.
The LMP3 effort is part of a program called “Road to Le Mans”, with the goal to take Villorba Corse to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The program is a partnership between Villorba Corse and its new partner Pharmanutra, and was conceived by Pharmanutra’s CEO Roberto Lacorte, who will be one of the Ginetta-Juno LMP3 drivers, alongside Giorgio Sernagiotto. Due to the partnership, the team will be known as Cetilar Villorba Corse.
But the adoption of the LMP route won’t make Villorba Corse cease their GT activities, as they will continue to compete in various fronts with their Ferrari. But winning in the new LMP3 class won’t be easy, as various Ginetta-Juno teams will be there, as well LAS Motorsport and customer teams using the Ligier JS P3 and the Riley-Ave AR-2 will be entering in the near future.
PHOTOS: Blancpain GT Series, Ginetta Cars