In a move that will significantly increase its visibility and influence in Asian sportscar competition, FFF Racing Team supported by Squadra Corse will run two Lamborghini Huracan GT3s in the SRO GT Series Asia in 2017.
FFF Racing was founded on a campaign in the 2015 GT Asia Series, but rocketed to notoriety while traversing Europe and Asia for each round of this year’s Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe, GT Asia and Asian Le Mans Series.
Winning the 2016 GT Asia Series is FFF’s crowning achievement, although race victories and podium finishes have been abundant in almost every arena and this large return has prompted the Pescara, Italy-based squad to further reinforce its position in the Far East.
The plan is to field a pair of GT3-spec Lamborghini Huracans in the SRO’s new-for-2017 GT Series Asia, which is expected to thrive in what is widely recognised as a golden era for sportscar racing.
On average, a quality entry consisting of 57 cars, 11 manufacturers, 39 teams and 160 drivers toured some of the world’s most revered circuits in the SRO’s European equivalent, and the calibre is expected to be just as high in Asia.
Benjamin Franassovici, SRO GT Series Asia General Manager, said: “It’s fantastic to have secured an outfit of FFF Racing Team’s undoubted calibre for the inaugural SRO GT Series Asia campaign just a few weeks into 2017. Having one of the region’s biggest teams, overseen by someone as successful as Andrea Caldarelli, confirm two cars this early underlines the dedication and determination to continue their winning ways against what is sure to be an incredibly competitive GT3 field. Clearly, the standard has been set extremely high from the very start, a trait shared by all of SRO’s GT categories around the world. Interest in both the GT3 and GT4 categories has surpassed our own expectations and it now looks very likely that more than 20 cars will be lining up for the start of the season in Sepang.”
Head of Lamborghini Motorsport, Giorgio Sanna, said: “In 2017 the Asian motorsport scene will be more important than ever, thanks to the launch of the new SRO GT Series Asia. Lamborghini Squadra Corse will be strongly involved, with all the rounds of the Super Trofeo Asia one-make series concomitant with the GTs. Last but not least, we are proud to support such a professional team as FFF Racing, which brought us a championship title in 2016 with our GT3 Junior Drivers, Andrea Amici and Edoardo Liberati – two fast guys who are building a professional motorsport career with Lamborghini Squadra Corse.”
This comes after FFF announced its intentions to compete in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia and, motivated by the scale of the challenge, FFF Racing Team Owner, Sean Fu Songyang, said: “It is a great pleasure to be announcing FFF Racing’s entry in the newly-launched SRO GT Series Asia. The team has achieved a lot in Asia and Europe in 2016 and we hope to carry that success forward into this new arena, where we will run a pair of Lamborghini Huracan GT3s alongside our recently announced Super Trofeo Asia campaign. It promises to be an incredibly exciting year and I cannot wait to put the final pieces of the puzzle together by confirming our driver line-up.”