Lamborghini to Field Factory Drivers in SRO E-Sport GT Series
Lamborghini Squadra Corse are set to field three of its factory drivers to join the premier SRO E-Sport GT Series.
Set to start at a virtual Silverstone track on this weekend, the SRO E-Sport GT Series will be joined by 10 other automotive manufacturers.
The said online racing championship uses Assetto Corsa Competizione simulator.
For Lamborghini, the drivers will be spearheaded by Andrea Caldarelli, overall champion of the Blancpain GT Series last year and the 2020 Daytona 24 Hours winner, will be joined by teammate Dennis Lind in the SRO E-Sport GT Series. The duo drivers will campaign the No. 63 and the No. 563 Orange1 FFF Racing Team Huracan GT3 EVOs, respectively.
Albert Costa, who won the International GT Open alongside fellow Lamborghini factory driver Giacomo Altoe in 2019, will drive the No. 163 Emil Frey Racing-liveried Huracan.
Aside from the three, former Super Trofeo Europe drivers Mikael Grenier (2017 Pro champion), Alberto di Folco and Jeroen Mul are set to compete alongside 2019 World Finals runner-up Sandy Mitchell and Dan Wells in the Pro class.
In addition to these drivers in the Pro class, FFF Esports—the new digital division of FFF Racing, of which Caldarelli is Team Principal—announced its participation in the Silver Cup, a class reserved for sim racers.
Set to vie for Silver Cup honors are Jaroslav Honzik and Kamil Franczak, who will be joined by former F1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi. Liuzzi, who raced in motorsport’s top level from 2005 to 2011, will compete as a wildcard in the No. 19 Orange1 FFF Racing Team Huracan GT3 EVO.
The SRO E-Sports GT Series is the official online racing championship of the promoters of the GT World Challenge Europe, SRO Motorsports Group, which will have five rounds this year, plus a Grand Final.
Four of the five rounds will be held at predetermined circuits, with the final round location selected by public vote.
Vying for the championship is a mix of real-world racers (competing in the Pro class), professional sim racers (Silver Cup) and public qualifiers (Am class).
Round 1 of the Pro class and Silver Cup (which have a calendar separate from the Am class) starts at Silverstone on April 26. Round 2 is set to take place on May 10 at Spa-Francorchamps, Round 3 on May 17 at Nurburgring, and Round 4 on May 31 in Barcelona. The venue for Round 5, scheduled on June 14, is yet to be announced. Fans get to vote for the date and venue of the Grand Final.