ORANGE1 AT THE ROLEX 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR WITH GRT GRASSER RACING TEAM AND LAMBORGHINI SQUADRA CORSE
First take was good in 2018 for ORANGE1 and GRT Grasser, that fresh from Partnership after 750 laps, the Huracán GT3 number 11 driven by the official Lamborghini Squadra Corse driver Mirko Bortolotti, Franck Perera, the young Driver Rik Breukers and Rolf Ineichen, conquer the 56th edition of the famous endurance race at the Daytona International Speedway, giving to Orange1 Team by GRT and the Italian manufacturer, the first historic success at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
In 2019, the team goes on track with the renewed Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO, that made its debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona, proving to live up right away in terms of performance and once again climbing the top step of the podium, making history on behalf of Lamborghini under the colors of Orange1 and Grasser Racing Team.
Thanks to the historic successes at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the victory at the 12, Lamborghini pays tribute to the victories achieved in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, presenting the special edition of the Huracán EVO GT Celebration, available in a limited edition of 36 units. The combination of green and orange, evokes the livery of the Orange1 by GRT Team. The 2020 will not be less: Orange1 renews the partnership with the Lamborghini team Grasser racing, which will kick off the new season in the Daytona International Speedway on January 25th.
The car number 11, will be entrusted to Lamborghini drivers Franck Perera and Albert Costa, joined by American’s Richard Heistand and the Dutch Stejin Schothorst.
For the first time Orange1 by GRT Grasser, will focus on the Endurance Championship (GTD) of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar, starting from Daytona, with stops at the 12 hours of Sebring on March 22 (won over the last year), on June 28th at the 6 hours of Watkins Glen with a final round on 10th October in Road Atlanta.
Armando Donazzan, Orange1 President
“There are no words to describe the emotions that the 24 hours of Daytona has made us live twice; last year was an historic victory and of course a success achieved thanks to an incredible great teamwork, with one goal in mind, the victory. It will be not easy to repeat such great successes, but I know the potential of the team, I have confidence in Gottfried Grasser (Team Principal) and in our drivers Franck and Albert. I would also like to deeply thank Lamborghini Squadra Corse for let us be increasingly involved, beyond our expectation. We are proud to bring the Italian flag colours not only in the business but also in the values and passion for Motorsport. We want to communicate even more our corporate values through this exciting sport, in fact this season we will be racing in America in the whole IMSA Endurance Championship (GTD), where we will combine the passion for racing with the relationships related to business.”