After two successful years in the Italian GT Championship, LP Racing has confirmed it will make a third appearance with its Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo. The Milan-based team also confirmed its Pro-Am line-up which will consist of Pietro Perolini and Jonathan Cecotto.
“It is with great emotion to announce that I have signed an agreement with Luca Pirri for the 2021 season,” said Perolini. “The deep bond with Lamborghini Squadra Corse is reconfirmed again this year, thanks to my entry with the LP Racing team, which will see us protagonists in the Italian GT Sprint Championship.
“It is a wonderful opportunity, not only because the team led by Pirri has great potential, but also because I will have an exceptional partner. Throughout the upcoming season I will share the cockpit of the #88 Huracán GT3 Evo with Jonathan Cecotto, who in addition to being a colleague in the Lamborghini instructor program and an excellent performance driver, is also a very dear friend.
“After a year and a half hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the road will certainly be an uphill, but I am sure that thanks to the continuous support of the team, Luca Pirri and Jonathan, we will be able to get a lot of satisfying results. I thank all my partners and my family for making all of this possible.”
LP Racing has enjoyed plenty of success already in the national championship, winning the Sprint-Am class in 2019, and finishing third overall during the final round of last year’s season at Vallelunga. The team hopes to carry that momentum for this year’s 19th running of the Italian GT Championship.
“My relationship with Luca Pirri began when I raced with his team during the 2020 Italian GT season finale at Vallelunga,” explained Cecotto. “I performed very well, and I am happy that we will continue to work together with this program for the 2021 championship.
“I will share the seat with Pietro Perolini, who by the way is also a dear friend of mine, and therefore I am sure that our friendship out from the car will also bring great satisfaction and professional performance on the track. I can’t wait for the championship to start!
“This will be my first full season in a GT3 championship, having raced mainly in the Super Trofeo series in the past.”
“I am very happy to announce our line-up for the 2021 Italian GT Sprint Championship where we will race in the Pro-Am category,” commented LP Racing team owner Luca Pirri. “This year we have done a great job and being able to face the season with Pietro Perolini and Jonathan Cecotto is a great privilege.
“We are happy to be able to share with Pietro his return to racing after his forced departure which saw him engage with great professionalism in the family business. I am sure that this new challenge with a new team will be full of satisfactions for him.
“Jonathan, for his part, is a driver with enormous potential. All his results he’s already been able to obtain at just 22-years-old prove it. He performed extremely well in the Super Trofeo Series and it will be an honor to be able to share his first full season in GT3 with him.
“I think that Pietro and Jonathan will be able to complement each other and the fact that they are also friends will only make the teamwork even better, which is essential in GT races if we want to obtain important results.”
The 2021 Italian GT Sprint season is set to kick off at Monza from 30 April – 2 May, followed by Misano (4-6 June), Imola (3-5 September), and Mugello (8-10 October).
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