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MOMO Expand Motorsport Programme For 2013

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The MOMO/NGT team had to start from the rear of the GT field (Photo Credit: NGT Motorsport)

MOMO will enter a range of series in 2013, expanding the brand’s commitment to motorsports.

The iconic brand will enter a two-car team in the American Le Mans Series GTC class at the 12 Hours of Sebring with a brace of Porsche GT3 cars. The #30 car will be driven by owner Henrique Cisneros, Sean Edwards and Christian Englehart, while the #31 will see Kuba Giermaziak, Mario Farnbacher and Carlos Gomez take the wheel. Both cars will be prepared by NGT Motorsports, and the #30 will be a full-season ALMS entry with Cisneros and Edwards.

The IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge will also include cars carrying the MOMO flag, with no less than seven Porsche GT3 cup cars competing at the iconic Sebring circuit.

MOMO will additionally be supporting Dominican RJ Lopez in the Gold class of the Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup and Alexis van de Poele in the IMSA Lites L1 class, both entered at Sebring by ANSA Motorsports.

MOMO will also be entering the European circuit, with two cars in the Porsche Supercup and an Audi R8 in the European Le Mans Series GTC class, both racing under the MOMO-Megatron Racing banner. Driver line ups are yet to be confirmed for both programmes.

“The new MOMO owners are clearly very familiar with MOMO’s racing heritage and they share founder Gianpiero Moretti’s racing ‘DNA’ in their passion for the brand combined with their active participation in motorsports,” said MOMO CEO, Massimo Ciocca. “Times have changed, but for now, we have gone back to our IMSA roots through our entry in the GTC category in the ALMS, with the red and yellow color scheme that reminds the fans of the iconic MOMO colors, upgraded with 21st century graphic design technology with chrome paints and fluorescent lines. For 2013 we have also expanded to additional series such as IMSA Lites in the US, the Porsche Supercup with the brand new Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car, and the ELMS with an Audi R8, to further highlight and increase the footprint of the popular MOMO brand. Needless to say, MOMO is definitely back to professional racing and we look forward to what the future holds for the company.”

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