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Emil Frey Racing confirms GT World Challenge Europe return with Lamborghini 

20 December 2019

Emil Frey Racing will return to GT World Challenge Europe in 2020 having confirmed full-season programmes for two Lamborghini Huracans. 

The Swiss squad 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 (above). 

The Emil Frey crew stepped away from the category in 2019, winning the International GT Open drivers' title with Albert Costa and Giacomo Altoè, both of whom will return full-time in 2020. They will be joined by the highly experienced Franck Perera at Endurance Cup rounds, forming an impressive line-up for the #163 car.

Costa, who scored victory for FFF Racing in a one-off appearence at this season's Endurance finale, said he was pleased to be making a full-time return to "the best and hardest GT championship in the world."

The sister #14 machine will be driven for the full season by Norbert Siedler and Mikael Grenier, both of whom are veterans of Emil Frey Racing's previous involvement with the series. Ricardo Feller will join the duo at Endurance Cup events. In both cases, the team will be competing for overall honours. 

"I am looking forward to continuing our success of 2018 in the GT World Challenge Europe in 2020," commented team boss Lorenz Frey-Hilti. "I am very pleased with Lamborghini’s professionalism and the constructive exchange between engineers and drivers. 

"The GT World Challenge is the premium class of the GT3 sport. The level is intensely high. The drivers and their teams are very accomplished and experienced, but I am confident that, with hard work, we will learn fast and make the best out of what we have. Our goal for the first season is to be the best Lamborghini team and to consistently be in the top 10."

The 2020 season begins at Monza on 17-19 April. Before this Emil Frey Racing will be among the teams on-track for the official test days at Circuit Paul Ricard on 12-13 March.