FFF Racing Team has confirmed it will be fielding full-season in the 2017 International GT Open its Lamborghini Huracán GT3 for the Pro-Am pair composed of Japan’s Hiroshi Hamaguchi and former Italian F.1 star Vitantonio Liuzzi.
The two have already raced together in the GT Asia in 2015. FFF Racing Team debuted in the GT Open last year when it ‘explored’ the championship by taking part to the Paul Ricard round, with Liuzzi and team principal Andrea Caldarelli, who took a nice podium finish in Race 1. The Asian squad is ready for a full campaign, with the support of Lamborghini Squadra Corse.
After a successful career in Asian GT, Hiroshi Hamaguchi (40) is now enjoying racing on European tracks, where he debuted last year in the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup. The Japanese comments: “I’m enjoying every single moment of my journey across Europe, racing on some of the most iconic tracks. Half of the circuits on the International GT Open calendar will be unfamiliar, so my learning curve will continue, but I should be better than last year when I had zero mileage. It definitely won’t be easy, but I think Tonio’s presence will make a difference. It’s a true honour to race alongside somebody of Tonio’s calibre. Not many Ams get a chance to pair with an ex-F1 driver. I am one of the lucky few!”
Vito Liuzzi (36) stated: “I believe the International GT Open is a great series, and seeing how the level of entry list is rising, this year it will be a wonderful and tough series! I’m happy to be back with Hiroshi for the first time since 2015, he is a more mature and competitive driver who grows every year and he’s a pleasure to work with. FFF Racing is improving a lot and are taking some big steps while working more closely with Lamborghini, so we are off to a great venture”.
Source. International GT Open