NGT Returns To Rolex 24 In Supporting Role

Thursday, January 26, 2017

NGT Motorsport is heading to the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona supporting two teams that have made the long trip from Europe. NGT last competed at Daytona in 2014, in the GT Daytona (GTD) class, with the then-new Porsche GT America.

Ebimotors, which has competed in the Rolex 24 before, returns from more than a 10 year absence to race for a win. The team will enter a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 in the GTD class. Ebimotors is a regular competitor in the Italian GT Open, with ex-factory driver Fabio Babini and Enrico Busnelli. They are set to be joined at Daytona by sports car veteran Emmanuel Collard and Francois Perrodo.

Porsche stalwart and endurance veterans Manthey Racing will enter a Porsche GT3 R in the GTD class. Its long and successful record of 24-hour race accomplishments brings the team back to Daytona with a revised lineup from earlier testing. 2016 Porsche Supercup champion Sven Muller and vice-champion Matteo Cairoli will spearhead the lineup. The duo battled back and forth for the 2016 Porsche Supercup championship. Also in the car are Steve Smith, Harald Proczyk and Reinhold Renger.

After its efforts at Daytona, NGT Motorsport will return to the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama series, which opens March 15-17 at Sebring International Raceway during the 12 Hours of Sebring. The team has run in the series since its inception, winning four championships along the way. NGT Motorsport has openings for the 2017 season and is looking to put young talent through its development program. Interested drivers can send inquiries to info@ngtmotorsport.com.

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