The young Padova-based driver, who turned 26 last April, will race under the banner of Audi Sport Italia, the well-experienced team led by Emilio Radaelli and Ferdinando Geri, sharing the duties in an Audi R8 LMS GT3 car with two more drivers still to be announces and aiming at the top spots again.
Agostini, the last one who won the Italian F3 Championship in 2012, continued his career with single-seaters entering the Auto GP and FIA F3 European Series, making also some positive appearances in GP3 and Formula Renault 3.5. In 2015 he moved to the Carrera Cup Italia clinching the title. Two years later he dominated the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America and won at Imola the World Final open to the Sant’Agata Bolognese cars. In 2016 he made his Italian GT debut claiming two victories. After a year spent in the International GT Open, in 2019 he returned to the Italian series and claimed the Sprint crown.
“I am very thrilled to start my 20th season in motorsport with an historic and important team like Audi Sport Italia”, Agostini commented. “I am convinced we have the experience to win. I obviously aim to replicate the 2019 season, looking at the Endurance Championship too.”
“We are happy to have Riccardo Agostini on our Audi in both Championships in 2020”, Radaelli said. “He want to confirm as a succesful driver and the team will do as much as possibile to help him to repeat the result of the last year”.
The Italian GT Endurance will consist in four rounds, starting from Mugello on 19 July before heading to Imola (30 August), Vallelunga (20 September) and Monza (8 November). The Sprint Series will commence from Misano on 2 August. Mugello (4 October), Monza (18 October) and Vallelunga (6 December) will follow.
Source. Riccardo Agostini