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Hankook-shod Lambo gears up for 49th ADAC Total 24h Race

A quartet of Italian Lamborghini factory drivers are looking to conquer the Nürburgring on Hankook’s high-end Ventus Race tyre.

The Hankook and the FFF Racing Team will compete at the 49th ADAC Total 24h Race at the Nürburgring using a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo. The first test session is planned for March 20.

The ADAC Total 24h Race at the Nürburgring is said to be one of the most demanding endurance classics in the world. The 25.37-kilometre combination of the Nordschleife and Grand Prix Circuit, together with the unpredictable weather in the Eifel region, poses a huge challenge for man and machine.

Taking their place at the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo will be Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli – two drivers who have claimed the Driver and Team titles in the Blancpain GT Series and also won the Blancpain GT Endurance competition in the same car.

The third driver in the Hankook FFF Racing Team is Mirko Bortolotti, who has twice tasted success in the cockpit of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO in the GTD class at the 24 Hours of Daytona, and took his place on the top step of the podium in the same category at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Completing the Italian quartet is youngster Giacomo Altoè, whose greatest success to date was overall victory in the International GT Open.

Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe said: “This high-class quartet of drivers gives the Hankook FFF Racing Team a very good chance of winning the 49th staging of the ADAC Total 24h Race.

“Each of the four Italian works drivers is a class apart in GT racing and can already point to many successes at the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo.

“The races leading up to the 24-hour classic in the Eifel must be used to fine-tune the cooperation between all involved. The excellent partnership between Hankook and the FFF Racing Team is clear to see in the car’s new livery, which combines the colours and graphic design elements of both Hankook and Lamborghini.”