Sky Tempesta Racing will make a welcome return to the GT World Challenge Europe series for 2021, contesting both the Endurance Cup and Sprint Cup.
Drivers Chris Froggatt (GBR), Edward Cheever III (ITA) and Jonathan Hui (HKG) will return to contest the Pro-Am Cup in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance series, while Froggatt will be joined by new team-mate Giorgio Roda (ITA) to take on the 2021 Sprint Cup in the Silver Cup category. Roda is welcomed to the team after winning the 2020 Italian GT Endurance Championship, and also has the 2018 European Le Mans Series LMGTE and 2014 GT Open GTS Championship titles to his name.
For the world-renowned and highly-challenging Total 24 Hours of Spa, the team again will be joined by former F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella. Sky Tempesta Racing will field the #93 Ferrari 488 GT3 in its eye-catching spectrum livery.
Last season the team claimed five class victories and eight podium finishes in the Sprint Cup, including a double win at Zandvoort, Netherlands. Three Pro-Am podium finishes were achieved in the Endurance Cup, including second-in-class at the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The culmination of results secured Sky Tempesta Racing the Pro-Am Teams’ title, while Froggatt and Cheever secured the Pro-Am Drivers’ title.
Chris Froggatt: “Despite the delays and disruption to last season, the team did a fantastic job and we were thrilled to come away with the Pro-Am trophies. This year is all about building on that momentum – I can’t wait to get back out on track. Alongside our established endurance trio of Eddie Cheever, Jonathan Hui and myself, I’m looking forward to welcoming our new team-mate Giorgio Roda. He has much experience of the 488 GT3 following last year’s Italian GT Endurance Championship, and I think we’ll be a formidable duo fighting for the Silver Cup.”
Giorgio Roda: “I’m excited to take on the new challenge of the GT World Challenge European Sprint Cup and to be working closely with Chris and the team. The Ferrari 488 GT3 is a quick and capable car that I’m very familiar with, and I’m hoping Chris and I can convert our experience into points on track.”
Jonathan Hui: “As a team we continue to strive for improvement, and this season is no different – we are going out there to fight for podiums and the Pro-Am Endurance Cup title, which we narrowly missed out on in 2020. Chris, Eddie and I work well together and our skillsets complement each other on track.”
Edward Cheever: “Last year’s result was a fantastic achievement for the team and I’m hoping that we can repeat our success. We took three podium finishes in the Endurance Cup rounds during 2020 but a win eluded us, so my personal aim is to rectify that this season and make it to the top step of the Pro-Am podium.”
The first round of the 2021 season takes place at Autodromo di Monza, Italy, on 16-18 April, with a three-hour GT World Challenge Endurance Cup race.
Source. Revolution Communications