The Austrian team, winner of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series, dominated the GTD category (Gran Turismo Daytona) with the crew formed by Lamborghini Factory Driver Mirko Bortolotti, Lamborghini Young Driver Rik Breukers, Franck Perera and Rolf Ineichen. This is the first success ever for Lamborghini in the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona, only 3 years after the first race on the tri-oval of Dayton in 2016.
The podium is completed by the #48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3, finished in a solid third place with the crew formed by the Lamborghini Factory Driver Andrea Caldarelli, Bryan Sellers, Madison Snow and Brice Miller.
Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, commented: “First of all I would like to congratulate the Grasser Racing Team and the Paul Miller Racing Team for this extraordinary result. The first and third position in GTD class represent something special, obtained in one of the most famous endurance races in the world. Along with them the drivers, who did a fantastic job and have conducted our cars in an impeccable way.
A special thanks to the whole team of Lamborghini Squadra Corse, from our Chief Technical Officer Maurizio Reggiani to the Head of Motorsport Giorgio Sanna and to all those who work with passion every day in motorsport at Sant’Agata Bolognese, but also worldwide in the various championships where Lamborghini is racing with its cars and its customer teams.
I was also particularly pleased to see the Italian flag waving on the podium in Florida. The United States is a reference market for us and having achieved such an important victory in the US gives us the boost to continue improving both on motorsport and product side”
Giorgio Sanna, Head of Motorsport of Automobili Lamborghini, said: “We started the season taking a historic victory for the company, we set this for Lamborghini Squadra Corse as a growth target. It was a tough race that enhanced the performance and reliability of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3, and I would thank the Grasser Racing Team and our drivers for the exceptional result”.