V8 Racing set for GT4 return with Chevrolet Camaro
16 November 2017
Former GT4 European Series champions V8 Racing will return to the series in 2018 with a pair of Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race cars. The 2015 GT4 European Series champions will be the first European team to run the new Pratt & Miller built GT4 cars.
The Dutch team ran the previous-generation Chevrolet Camaro GT4 until halfway through the 2016 season, before a devastating fire destroyed the team's workshop and the race cars that were stored inside. The team last competed in the series at Spa-Francorchamps in 2016, with a pair of Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars.
In 2017, the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R was used by two teams racing in the Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA SportsCar Challenge. The new car scored three class wins in the Pirelli World Challenge and two in the IMSA SportsCar Challenge. V8 Racing is set to take delivery of its two cars before Christmas and is soon expected to announce the driver line-up for the 2018 season.
"We’ve already signed up one extremely strong line-up and are closing in on a competitive duo for the second car as well so things are looking good for our comeback," according to V8 Racing team owner Rick Abresch.
"We have a long and successful relationship with Pratt & Miller and we couldn’t be happier that we are the first to bring the new car to fight with the likes of Audi, Mercedes, BMW and Porsche on one of the world’s toughest GT4 podiums."
Team manager Francesco Pastorelli is extremely happy to return to the GT4 European Series after a difficult period.
"It was very tough, as we first had to finish out our Renault Trophy season before we could well and truly start rebuilding the workshop but I’m immensely proud of how the team has pulled together and I’m confident we can once again fight for titles with the newest Camaro GT4.R."
"We are in a great place with two new cars on the way and the pieces for a competitive comeback in the GT4 European Series falling into place," Pastorelli added.