Grässer Racing Team was present in several championships last season, but their main target was the Blancpain Endurance Series with a pair of the new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 machines, and it seems that the success of the car triggered an expanded program for 2016, which will see them bring four cars spread into five entries in three competitions. Yes, you read it right, four cars.
The schedule doesn't change from what was done in 2015, as they return to the Blancpain Endurance Series and also add the Blancpain Sprint Series, which make them eligible for the Blancpain GT Series title, bringing car number from two to three in a full time basis. Along with the European GT competition, they dedicate themselves to the national scene too, as they put a pair of Lamborghini Huracáns in the Germany-based ADAC GT Masters.
Grässer Racing Team one-off appearances were as good as their full time campaign, which was demonstrated by the win in the second ADAC GT Masters race at the Red Bull Ring and the podiums at the Misano weekend of the Sprint Series. They also shocked everybody at Monza, where they got pole and win of the Blancpain Endurance Series kickoff last year, which was the debut race of the Huracán GT3.
Also to be considered is that between their racing efforts, GRT also assists the customer teams that make use of the Huracán GT3, and with the positive influx of orders of the one year-old machine should keep the Austrian team very busy.
About the drivers, Mirko Bortolotti is expected to continue with the squad, while they welcome back the Dutch ace Jeroen Bleekemolen, who was part of the GRT lineup in 2014, when they still used the REITER-developed Lamborghini Gallardos. The other slots are still to be filled, but expect a good chunk of them to have the same drivers from 2015.
Along with the confirmed commitments, some races at the end of the year are in consideration, and with the Intercontinental GT Challenge attracting GRT's attention, the 12 Hours of Sepang is the best bet, as the Malaysian race is getting attention from top level squads since it got under control of SRO.
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