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MP Motorsport call time on Blancpain campaign

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The distinctive red and black Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of MP Motorsport won’t be competing in the remainder of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup season after the team announced alternative plans for the car.

Raced by Mark Poole, Richard Abra and Joe Osborne, and engineered by Barwell Motorsport, the car had middling results at the first two rounds of the year at Monza and Silverstone and will now focus on other battles for the remainder of 2016.

The first of which is the showpiece of the British GT Championship season, the Silverstone 500, which will see Poole and Abra take to the championship for the first time since 2014 and the first time Barwell have run all three of their Lamborghini chassis at the same race.

“Historically its been a great race and after competing there in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup a few weeks ago, I’m really looking forward to it!” commented Abra. “Mark Poole had originally chosen to drive with someone much more Italian and better looking than me, but he quickly realised that I have the keys to his new car!”

With no Blancpain GT Series rounds to prepare for, the team will be switching the Lamborghini onto Michelins and heading to the Circuit de la Sarthe for the Road to Le Mans support race which will see GT3s and LMP3s take to Le Mans in a one-hour battle before the 24 Hours on the Saturday morning.

After their Le Mans excursions Abra and Poole will compete in the remainder of the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup with the potential for appearances at the Gulf 12 Hours and one-offs in the Creventic 24 Hour Series for the MP Motorsport crew.

Abra said: “As you can tell by this pretty full on program we are really enjoying the new Huracan GT3, so a massive thanks to the Barwell team and the guys at Lamborghini Squadra Corse for the support and for making it all possible.”

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