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breaking news Lamborghini Young Driver and GT3 Junior Programs 2021 members announced

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Sant’Agata Bolognese, 10 June 2021 – Lamborghini Squadra Corse has unveiled the latest intake of drivers into its Young Driver and GT3 Junior Programmes for the 2021 season. A total of 19 Young Drivers and 15 GT3 Junior Drivers has been announced, making it the most comprehensive development programme in GT racing. The Young Drivers Program is dedicated to drivers under 26 engaged in Lamborghini Super Trofeo championships; the GT3 Junior Program is the next step, reserved to drivers racing in the GT championships worldwide behind the wheel of the Huracán GT3 Evo.

A key element of the racing division of Automobili Lamborghini, the brand’s Youngster Programs have provided up-and-coming drivers a tangible career path not only into the world of GT racing since 2014, but also as Lamborghini works drivers and instructors.

Led by Raffaele Giammaria, the Youngsters Programs offers a complete package for young talent, from media management to on-track instruction: the project supports drivers in professional and personal growth, through the programme, young drivers are taught how to increase their technical knowledge, both on the track and off it without neglecting physical preparation.

The most impressive drivers within the programmes will be invited to participate in a final selection shoot-out held at the end of the year in Italy: the drivers will be evaluated in a two-day full-immersion session featuring physical training, attitude and driving skills including a kart training with the partnership of DR Racing Kart. The drivers of each program who impress the selection panel the most during the evaluation will go on to receive official support from Lamborghini Squadra Corse for the 2021 season.

The Young Driver Programme

Winner of the Lamborghini Young Drivers Assessment in 2020, Raúl Guzman cements his place in the Young Driver Program again this season as the talented Mexican targets title success in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe with Target Racing.

This year’s YDP intake features drivers from the European and North American Super Trofeo championships, following the temporary amalgamation of the Asian championship into the China GT Championship this season. Super Trofeo Europe accounts for 13 of the 19 drivers in the program, with a further six coming from North America.

Divided into two parts, the Young Driver Program members are selected by Giammaria and observed throughout the season by their respective Lamborghini championships before being assessed at the end of the year.

Full List of YDP Members

Steven Agakhani

USA

Super Trofeo North America

Sebastian Balthasar

Germany

Super Trofeo Europe

Luke Berkeley

USA

Super Trofeo North America

Glenn van Berlo

Holland

Super Trofeo Europe

Andrea Cola

Italy

Super Trofeo Europe

Jacob Eidson

USA

Super Trofeo North America

Raul Guzman

Mexico

Super Trofeo Europe

Danny Formal

USA

Super Trofeo North America

Haston Harrison

USA

Super Trofeo North America

Mattia Michelotto

Italy

Super Trofeo Europe

Maxime Oosten

Holland

Super Trofeo Europe

Daan Pijl

Holland

Super Trofeo Europe

Guillem Pujeu

Spain

Super Trofeo Europe

Leonardo Pulcini

Italy

Super Trofeo Europe

Kevin Rossel

Denmark

Super Trofeo Europe

Giano Taurino

USA

Super Trofeo North America

Milan Teekens

Holland

Super Trofeo Europe

Noha Watt

Denmark

Super Trofeo Europe

Max Weering

Holland

Super Trofeo Europe

GT3 Junior Programme

International GT Open drivers Yuki Nemoto Michele Beretta and Baptiste Moulin are part of the GT3 Junior Driver program this season, alongside Super Trofeo graduates Kikko Galbiati, Andrea Amici and Taylor Proto. Lamborghini newcomers Luca Ghiotto and Arthur Rougier join up-and-coming GT3 drivers Stuart Middleton, Frederik Schandorff and Jonathan Cecotto.

Also making the list are 24H Series drivers Brendon Leitch and Tyler Cooke, while ADAC GT Masters team-mates Tim Zimmermann and Steijn Schothorst return for another year in the program

The GT3 Juniors will also be monitored throughout the season and assessed at the end of the year, with the possibility of moving up to the Lamborghini Factory Driver Programme, following the same path of Giacomo Altoè and Sandy Mitchell who both completed the journey from Young Driver to Factory Driver, successfully competing in the Super Trofeo and winning championships like International GT Open and British GT.

Full List of GT3 Junior Members

Andrea Amici

Italy

Campionato Italiano GT

Michele Beretta

Italy

International GT Open

Jonathan Cecotto

Venezuela

Campionato Italiano GT

Tyler Cooke

USA

24H Series

Kikko Galbiati

Italy

GT World Challenge Europe

Luca Ghiotto

Italy

Campionato Italiano GT

Brendon Leitch

New Zealand

24H Series

Mateo Llarena

Guatemala

Campionato Italiano GT

Stuart Middleton

UK

Campionato Italiano GT

Baptiste Moulin

Belgium

International GT Open

Yuki Nemoto

Japan

International GT Open

Arthur Rougier

France

GT World Challenge Europe

Frederik Schandorff

Denmark

International GT Open

Steijn Schothorst

Holland

ADAC GT Masters

Tim Zimmermann

Germany

ADAC GT Masters



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