Toyota is joining the ranks of the Italian GT Championship in 2021. Two Toyota GR Supra GT4s will be lined up in the GT4 class thanks to the partnership between Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe GmbH and Alan Gomboso’s Duell Team with the collaboration of MGM Management. Duell-MGM Management Team will serve as Toyota’s official racing team in Italy.
“I’m really excited about this partnership,” said team owner Alan Gomboso “I sweated before concluding this exciting partnership with Toyota. After an intense negotiation, I finalized the agreement on 15 November at Paul Ricard during the last race of the GT4 European Series and now we are ready for this demanding challenge that will see us take part in both the Sprint and Endurance championships.
“The program with Toyota is very ambitious because our team will be the only dealer in Italy and this represents an important starting point for us in the continuation of the co-operation with such a high-level manufacturer. Among other things, we are working on a possible collaboration with Toyota Italia but it is still too early to formalize the terms of the agreement.”
Unveiled in 2019 and homologated in 2020, the Toyota GR Supra GT4 has seen action in the VLN Nürburgring Endurance Series, GT4 European Series and the Super Taikyu Series. The Venetian team takes delivery of its two cars in February ahead of a test program which will include a test day in February at the Cremona Circuit to try-out and identify the drivers for the Italian GT Sprint and Endurance championships.
Duell Race previously contested the Italian GT Sprint Championship with a Porsche 991 GT3 Cup in the GT Cup class.
The 2021 season of Italian GT goes green on 1-2 May in Monza with two races for the Sprint championship.
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