FFF Racing Team will reinforce its presence in the European motorsport scene with a one-off appearance in the International GT Open, with former Formula 1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi and Andrea Caldarelli sharing a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the forthcoming round at Circuit Paul Ricard (4-5 June).
A young team that launched with a solitary campaign in the 2015 GT Asia Series, FFF Racing’s strength and depth has seen it burgeon quickly into a truly international outfit whose presence can be felt across the Asian and European continents.
It’s this inexorable expansion that inspired esteemed watchmaker, Roger Dubuis, and the Aurae Solid Gold MasterCard® to support the team for the duration of its 2016 programme, which has grown to include a two-car entry in the newly-formed Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup and sporadic outings in other high profile GT racing arenas.
The first of these outings will take place in Round 3 of the International GT Open at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on France’s Mediterranean coast, and the team is bullishly shooting for victory with ex-F1 racer Liuzzi and Caldarelli sharing a Roger Dubuis-liveried Lamborghini.
“I see this as a very exciting opportunity for FFF Racing Team and it’s nice that Andrea (Caldarelli) and I will have a chance to race together,” said Liuzzi. “It will be a good way to get a feeling for the new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 and set a benchmark in what is a very competitive championship. The level of the International GT Open is very high, therefore it’s a strong platform on which to test FFF Racing Team’s competitiveness. We’ll be going up against the big boys!
“Sean Fu Songyang and Andrea have done an amazing job to bring FFF Racing this far in such a short time and I’m proud to be involved. I’ll continue to give as much support as I can and I know we’ll be strong at Paul Ricard. We’re definitely going there to fight for victory. It’s not just about participating and we’ll be 110 per cent committed to preparing the car in the best possible way. However, it would be unwise to underestimate and misjudge the strength of the competition.”
FFF Racing Team Owner, Sean Fu Songyang, said: “It is very interesting and exciting to be entering the International GT Open – a new championship for FFF Racing Team this year. We had planned to make a couple of one-off appearances aside from our commitments in the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup and GT Asia Series, and the GT Open is a great opportunity for us to grow as a team.
“FFF Racing is still a very new team, especially in Europe, and we need some time to develop. We will use the forthcoming International GT Open round at Circuit Paul Ricard to this end, but we will of course try to reach the podium. We’re not there to just make up the numbers.”