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Tresor O­range1 names trio of Audi Sport factory drivers for 2023 Fanatec GT Europe assault

10 March 2023

Tresor O­range1 has confirmed a trio of Audi factory drivers for its 2023 Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS programme. 

A collaboration between Tresor Competition and Orange1 Holding, the squad will field a Pro-class entry in both the Sprint and Endurance Cups. Technical management will be provided by Fanatec GT stalwart Attempto Racing, while further crews are also set to run under the Tresor Attempto Racing banner. 

In the Endurance Cup, the #40 Tresor O­range1 Audi will be driven by Mattia Drudi, Ricardo Feller and Dennis Marschall. Drudi has previously driven for Attempto Racing and was part of the Tresor by Car Collection partnership that competed last season.  

Marschall also knows Attempto Racing well having run the full 2022 campaign with Arkin Aka's outfit. Feller, meanwhile, joined Attempto for last season's CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa and was previously the outstanding Silver Cup driver of 2021 in an Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini. Drudi and Feller will team up at Fanatec GT Sprint Cup rounds, forming one of the most potent crews in the short-format series.

“We are pleased to announce the partnership with Orange1 Holding, which aims to play a leading role in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Endurance Cup, a series where we debuted last year and are now motivated to improve on the positive results achieved in our debut season," said team principal Ferdinando Geri. 

"Thanks to the expertise of Attempto Racing GmbH in managing the car and the great talent of all three drivers, I am sure we will achieve great things. Orange1 has a long tradition of racing that we share, and a great ability to stand out. We faced two days of testing at Paul Ricard, and the data we collected was very positive, allowing us to approach the race in Monza with the right ambition.”

Armando Donazzan, Orange1 Holding’s President, added: “After seven years of partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, with whom we have won many titles, we have decided to join Audi Sport and Tresor Competition for the next few years. 

"This decision is the result of a careful analysis of multiple opportunities. We believe that this new collaboration is the best and will allow us to match the incredible results achieved so far. The team and the car have all that is needed to be winners, which is our goal because it is part of our DNA. Participation is important, but we always want to aim for the top to remain in history.”

The 2023 Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS season begins with an Endurance Cup race at Monza on 21-23 April. The Sprint campaign gets under way at Brands Hatch on 13-14 May, while the marquee CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa is scheduled for 29 June – 2 July.