GPX Racing has announced a change with their team structure, opening up opportunities for the team in both GT and Endurance racing.
As previous winners of the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps and the 24 Hours of Dubai, the team have already achieved a lot in their short time. For 2021 the team will continue to participate in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS – Endurance Cup with Mathieu Jaminet, Matt Campbell and Earl Bamber in its Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Both Porsche works drivers Jaminet and Campbell have driver for the team already and for this season add another Porsche-linked name in the shape of Earl Bamber, who has see success both as a driver and a team boss, including World Endurance Championship title as well as two outright victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the wheel of the hybrid-powered Porsche prototype.
A new partnership will be formed with ART Grand Prix going forward, adding their technical expertise to the team, bringing with them a heritage that has already seen them secure more than 200 victories and over 20 international drivers’ titles in single-seaters. In addition the ART Grand Prix team managed by Sébastien Philippe has taken victories in GT3, and gained a podium finish in the overall general classification at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
GPX Racing Team Principal Pierre-Brice Mena is looking forward to the new era, but took his time to thank Monlau Competicion who the team had previously been working with, noting the importance of their efforts, “To start with I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Monlau Competicion, which has looked after the technical side of GP Extreme since the 2016 Gulf 12 Hours up to our recent victories in the Asian Le Mans Series.
“We’ve shared some wonderful moments together. It should not be forgotten that this team is connected to a school in Barcelona, which trains mechanics and engineers specialised in motor car and motor bike racing. They’ve done an incredible job alongside us.
“We’ve evolved and grown up together in five years. Today, everybody at GPX Racing feels a twinge of sadness, but our paths are going to separate from now on.”
While little is known about the upcoming projects for the team, it seems that there are some promising developments ahead for GPX.
“This decision follows on from our strategy and the opportunities created by the current changes in motor sport and in endurance. We’ve got new avenues to explore so we had to resort to the services of a squad more familiar with the highest levels of Motorsport.
“Beginning this new collaboration with ART Grand Prix is a very positive move for GPX Racing. Their immense experience will be very precious for us, in particular if we should decide to take up other endurance programmes in the near future. In the meantime, our aim is to win together this year.”
In addition to the GT World Challenge Europe, GPX will also take part in the Coppa Florio – 12 Hours of Sicily, and the 24 Hours of Sebring. There is also an opportunity at the FIA GT World Cup in Macau being evaluated.