Italian team LP Racing will be the first to run the new Maserati GT2 during the final round of the Fanatec GT2 European Series at the Circuit Paul Ricard, from October 6 to 8.
Drivers Leonardo Gorini and Luca Pirri will form a Pro-Am duo to give this model Maserati its historic return to competition in France at the wheel of car n°12. As a reminder, the Maserati GT2 is based on the MC20 supercar, while drawing on the heritage of the MC12.
"I'm very pleased to announce that LP Racing will be running the new Maserati GT2 at Circuit Paul Ricard," says Pirri. "We have followed the project and development from the beginning, and immediately decided to be part of Maserati's great return to GT racing" [...] "I will have the honor of driving the car alongside Leonardo Gorini, who is both a friend and an incredible driver."
"We did a first test last week and the car has incredible potential, but what struck us most was its ease of use. We think the Maserati GT2 will be a big hit with other teams, with a wide variety of drivers."
Leonardo Gorini adds: "We're looking forward to seeing how the car performs in the final round of the Fanatec GT2 European Series next weekend. A big well done to Maserati Corse for doing an outstanding job with the car! Now it's up to us to do the car justice!"
The LP Racing Maserati will take to the track for another practice session on Thursday, before the official Fanatec GT2 European Series action gets underway on Friday at Circuit Paul Ricard. Two hours of free practice at 08:40 and 12:10 will precede qualifying at 18:05. Gorini and Pirri will then contest the first races of the model at 10:45 and 16:40 on Saturday, which will be broadcast live on GT World on YouTube.
Although it's only for the last shortage, this gives the team time to gather as much information as possible under racing conditions, before the start of a full championship in early April 2024, again at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France.