DAMS Team to enter two Lamborghini Murcielagos

DAMS Team will enter 2 new Lamborghini Murcielagos GTR in the next round of the FIA GT Championship at Imola. The first car was delivered at the DAMS workshop this week end and the Team has planned a 2 days test in the Le Mans Bugatti track on...

DAMS Team will enter 2 new Lamborghini Murcielagos GTR in the next round of the FIA GT Championship at Imola. The first car was delivered at the DAMS workshop this week end and the Team has planned a 2 days test in the Le Mans Bugatti track on 17th and 18th August. The 2nd car will be delivered the following week.

Jean-Denis Deletraz (Switzerland) and Andrea Piccini (Italy) who were already Team mates in 2003 are joined in the Team by Felipe Ortiz (Switzerland) and Beppe Gabbiani (Italy), who shared also the same car in the past and known in th FIA GT paddock for their experience and results in GT as well as Le Mans.

Jean-Paul Driot, Team Principal of DAMS : "This project is very important for us, many factors had to come together and today it is a great satisfaction to see it real. Although the team has great successes in single seater racing for the last 2 years, we are delighted to come back in GT with such an ambitious project and I think DAMS will prove that we haven't lost our level in this category! Our drivers will bring their experience in order to develop the car quickly and bring it in the leaders group as soon as possible."

Eric Boullier, Managing and Technical Director : "It is a great satisfaction to announce officially our commitment, all the crew is very excited by this new challenge. It was quite long to put together all the keys to start this program, for sure we would have preferred running the car earlier but we are looking ahead and everybody is focused on the next step, our test on 17th & 18th August, which will be the first contact with the car for our 4 drivers."

The 2 Lamborghinis driven by Deletraz-Piccini and Ortiz-Gabbiani1 will be entered by DAMS on 5th September at Imola (Italy), then 19th September at Oschersleben (Germany), October 9th at Dubai, the final round of the season will be held on the 14th November in Zuhai (China).

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Andrea Piccini , Jean-Denis Deletraz , Felipe Ortiz , Beppe Gabbiani
Teams DAMS