A further five GT Cup pairings for the FIA Motorsport Games have now been confirmed:
Poland’s medal hopes will rest upon Andrzej Lewandowski and Artur Janosz, who will share a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 prepared by Vincenzo Sospiri Racing.
Lewandowski has already enjoyed notable success with the Italian outfit, driving a Huracan to the International GT Open Am class title in 2018. He is also a Lamborghini Super Troefo class champion and has more recently competed in the Blancpain GT Series.
26-year-old Janosz captured the overall Super Trofeo Asia title last term. Prior to this the Polish racer competed in various high-level single-seater categories such as the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, GP3 Series and Euroformula Open, finishing as runner-up in the latter in 2014.
The United Kingdom entry will be Flick Haigh and Chris Froggatt at Vallelunga, with the British duo set to pilot a Ferrari 488 GT3 operated by AF Corse.
Haigh can lay claim to a brace of significant achievements in the highly competitive British GT championship, having become the first woman to take overall race victory and title honours in 2018. She has also competed in the Michelin Le Mans Cup as she towards her goal of tackling the French endurance classic.
She will be partnered at Vallelunga by Froggatt, whose CV includes a superb run at last year’s FIA GT Nations Cup, where Team UK challenged for victory and eventually finished as runner-up. This yeaer he has competed in a variety of categories, including the Blancpain GT Series and International GT Open, at the wheel of a 488 GT3.
Team Germany will compete with a Porsche 911 GT3 R which will be operated by Herberth Motorsport. Its driver line-up consists of Steffen Görig and Alfred Renauer, both of whom are well acquainted with the Stuttgart marque’s GT machinery.
Görig has driven Porsches in a variety of series across the globe. His recent exploits have included outings in the European Le Mans Series and at this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona, where he shared a Herberth-run 911 GT3 R with FIA Motorsports Games teammate Renauer.
The second German driver has also clocked up many competitive kilometres at the wheel of Porsches. Renauer’s extensive CV includes appearances in IMSA, the Blancpain GT Series, ADAC GT Masters and the 24 Hours Series – all within the past two seasons.
Porsche machinery will also form the basis of Malaysia’s effort, with Earl Bamber Motorsport preparing a 911 GT3 R for Adrian Henry D’Silva and Weiron Tan.
D’Silva has vast experience of continental and international racing, most recently competing in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia with the Earl Bamber Motorsport outfit, and recently secured Pro-Am class victory at the Suzuka 10 Hours.
Tan has competed in single-seater championships in Europe and the United States, earning multiple race wins on the competitive Road to Indy ladder system. He has since tackled the FIA World Endurance Championship and currently races in Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia, where he has once again demonstrated his winning pedigree.
Finally, Chinese Taipei has revealed the line-up for its GT Cup assault, which will be operated with support from Gama Racing.
The squad will use a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 at the event, with the experienced Hanss Po Heng Lin making his return to international competition.
He will be joined by 25-year-old Evan Chen, who is currently contesting his second season of Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia with the Gama Racing squad. Chen finished as series runner-up last season and occupies the same position this season, though with only a two-point deficit to the leaders ahead of the season finale he will hope to travel to Rome with the title to his name.
Teams Announced so far:
Australia – Stephen and Brenton Grove – Porsche 911 GT3R – Herberth Motorsport
Belarus – Alexander Talkanitsa and Alexander Talkanitsa Jr – Ferrari 488 GT3 – AT Racing
Chinese Taipei – Evan Chen and Hanss Po Heng Lin – Lamborghini Huracan GT3 – Gama Racing
Denmark – Christina Neilsen and Jens Møller – Honda NSX GT3 Evo – JAS Motorsport
France – Jean-Luc Beaubelique and Jim Pla – Mercedes AMG GT3 – AKKA ASP
Germany – Steffen Görig and Alfred Renauer – Porsche 911 GT3R – Herberth Motorsport
Hong Kong – Paul Ip and Marchy Lee – Honda NSX GT3 Evo – Reno Racing
Italy – Gianluca and Giorgio Roda – Ferrari 488 GT3 – AF Corse
Japan – Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Ukyo Sasahara – Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo – FFF Motorsport
Malaysia – Adrian Henry D’Silva and Weiron Tan – Porache 911 GT3 R – Earl Bamber Motorsport
Poland – Andrzej Lewandowski and Artur Janosz – Lamborghini Huracan GT3 – Vincenzoi Sospiri Racing
Russia – Rinat Salikhov and Denis Bulatov – Ferrari 488 GT3 – Rinaldi Racing
Spain – Alvaro Lobera and Fernando Navarrete Jr – Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo – Racing Team Spain.
Thailand – Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak and Kantadhee Kusiri – Porsche 911 GT3R – Dinamic Motorsport
Turkey – Salih Yoluc and Ayhancan Güven – Aston Martin Vantage GT3 – TF Sport
UK – Flick Haigh and Chris Froggatt – Ferrari 488 GT3 – AF Corse
USA – Spencer Pumpelly and Robert Ferriol – Ferrari 488 GT3 – AF Corse