GT World Challenge

Barwell set for first full-season Sprint & Endurance campaign in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS

1 Mins read
Credit: Barwell Motorsport

After obtaining three GT World Challenge Europe championship titles in the Endurance Cup over the last three years, Barwell Motorsport are now set to take on their first full-season campaign with a run at the Sprint and Endurance Cups in 2021.

Having claimed the Endurance championship crowns in the Am Cup in both 2018 and 19, and then being victorious in the Silver Cup last year, this season the British team will enter a solo Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo in the Pro-Am Cup in both Sprint and Endurance series.

Barwell’s first go in the Sprint championship will be lead by Portuguese driving duo, Miguel Ramos and Henrique Chaves, who are the reigning International GT Open Champions. Chaves is new to the team however Ramos has been a Barwell driver on and off since 2016 and claimed Am Cup wins at both Monza and Silverstone in 2018 alongside long-time Barwell drivers Adrian Amstutz and Leo Machitski.

Credit: Barwell Motorsport

Speaking of those two, Amstutz and Machitski (who were the Am Cup Champions in ’18 and ’19) will join the aformentioned drivers Ramos and Chaves for the Endurance events. Adrian is returning after taking a sabbatical in 2020, and the Swiss driver will race in the Monza, Nurburgring and Barcelona 3-Hour events as well as the Paul Ricard 6-Hours. Leo meanwhile enjoyed another successful campaign with us last year, claiming third in the Pro-Am standings and scoring a spectacular Pro-Am victory in the Total Spa 24 Hours along the way. He will be making his return to the Spa 24 Hours to try to make it two Pro-Am wins in a row at the Ardennes classic. The fourth driver for Spa 24 Hours has yet to be decided, but it is highly likely to be one of the Pros from Barwell or Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s current line-up.

The team will commence its pre-season preparations at the Official test at Paul Ricard on March 25/26, before the race season starts with the Endurance Cup Monza 3-Hours on April 17/18.

92 posts

About author
Bsc in Motorsport Technology Amateur photographer and videographer
Related posts
24 Hours of Le MansBritish GTFIA WECGT World ChallengeIMSA

Ferrari give first glimpse of GT future with 296 GT3

1 Mins read
New Ferrari 296 GT3 is already being built and is expected to break cover in the coming months ahead of its 2023 race debut.
GT World Challenge

Valentino Rossi commits to GT World Challenge Europe with WRT

1 Mins read
Having just ended his decorated MotoGP career, Valentino Rossi is taking up the GT World Challenge Europe and will run the full 2022 slate for W Racing Team.
GT World Challenge

Preview: Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Endurance Cup - Monza

4 Mins read
The first round of the 2021 Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS gets under way this weekend at Monza. 44 cars line-up on the grid to fight for the win not just on the track but also in the virtual world.