In a move that will significantly increase its visibility and influence in Asian sportscar competition, FFF Racing Team supported by Squadra Corse will run two Lamborghini Huracan GT3s in the SRO GT Series Asia in 2017.
FFF Racing was founded on a campaign in the 2015 GT Asia Series, but rocketed to notoriety while traversing Europe and Asia for each round of this year's Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe, GT Asia and Asian Le Mans Series.
FFF Racing Team raced to a top seven result in the Asian Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Buriram – the third and penultimate round of the 2016-17 season – at Chang International Circuit in Thailand (6-8 January).
The Roger Dubuis-supported outfit’s skill and expertise was used to perfect its Lamborghini Huracan GT3’s balance and driveability and this enabled drivers Matt Bell, Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Vitantonio Liuzzi to translate a top ten grid position into a seventh-place result in what was another highly competitive Asian LMS race.
The season finale of the inaugural Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup (22 October, 2016) campaign was dubbed as a ‘win or bust’ for FFF Racing by ACM as while the team had shown great pace season-long, reliability and some just plain bad luck meant that they travelled to Estoril eliminated from the title challenge.
The misfortune continued right through to the Portuguese season finale today, with Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs unable to make the chequered flag in the #55 McLaren 650S as mechanical gremlins denied them a potential podium position in the season finale.
A one-three finish at the Shanghai International Circuit (19-20 October) capped off a remarkable season and secured the 2016 GT Asia Series Drivers’ and Pro Cup titles for FFF Racing Team and Lamborghini Squadra Corse drivers, Edoardo Liberati and Andrea Amici.
The GT Asia Series has been more competitive than ever before and has experienced a significant spike in its audience figures in 2016, with coverage beamed out to millions of Far Eastern viewers via FOX Sports and Star Sports, as well as 27 online media platforms.
FFF Racing Team has nothing to lose and is targeting the top step of the podium with the sole McLaren of Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs in the final round of the first ever Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup season at Circuito do Estoril (21-22 October).
Early season form suggested FFF Racing would be in the mix for the inaugural GT3 Le Mans Cup title, but the Italy-based outfit fell out of the race when it was hit by a run of misfortune with the #55 McLaren 650S of Hamaguchi and Quaife-Hobbs.
FFF Racing Team will field a second Roger Dubuis-liveried Lamborghini Huracan GT3 for Dutchman Jeroen Mul and Italian racer Marco Mapelli to strengthen its push for the 2016 GT Asia Series title with Andrea Amici and Edoardo Liberati at the Shanghai International Circuit (19-20 October).
Mul made his GT Asia Series debut with FFF Racing when the Italy-based team doubled-up its efforts by fielding a second Lamborghini Huracan in the penultimate round of the championship at the SIC in August.
FFF Racing Team is tantalisingly close to winning the 2016 GT Asia Series and will give title contenders Edoardo Liberati and Andrea Amici all the support they need to seal the Drivers’ and Pro Cup titles as the season comes to a close at China’s Shanghai International Circuit (19-20 October).
A fine team display at the SIC in August ensured FFF Racing and drivers Liberati and Amici kept a nine-point lead in the overall Drivers’ and Pro Cup standings over their primary title rivals, Davide Rizzo and Anthony Liu Xu.
FFF Racing Team is pleased to confirm Mirko Bortolotti and Andre Couto as its drivers for the 2016 FIA GT World Cup at the 63rd Macau Grand Prix (17-20 November).
The Pescara, Italy-based outfit announced its entry to the GT World Cup in August, but can only now confirm that Bortolotti and Couto will drive its Lamborghini Huracan GT3s in the Macau event.
After several years of karting, Bortolotti began his single-seater career in the 2005 Italian Formula Renault Winter Series and Formula Gloria, before finishing runner-up in the 2006 Formula Azzurra Drivers’ Championship.
The 2016-17 Asian Le Mans Series (AsLMS) was revealed as the latest addition to FFF Racing Team’s bi-continental competition programme at an official season launch in Zhuhai, China today (Sunday 18 September).
The AsLMS was resurrected by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) in 2013 as a successor to the now defunct Japan Le Mans Challenge.