Sky Tempesta Racing, reigning Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Endurance Cup Pro Am champions, has announced that it will return for the 2022 GT World Challenge Europe season and will be adding some selected British GT Championship appearances. The team, founded by Chris Froggatt, will be switching manufacturers in 2022 from Ferrari to Mercedes-AMG.
Sky Tempesta Racing will be competing in both the Endurance and Sprint Cup championships in the new-for-2022 Gold Cup class for which it was one of the first entrants.
The team returns with an unchanged driver line-up for GTWCE with Chris Froggatt, Eddie Cheever III and Jonathan Hui sharing the driving duties in the Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Sky Tempesta Racing will also be contesting selected rounds of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship in 2022. Chris Froggatt will be joined by Macanese pilot Kevin Tse for the Silverstone and Oulton Park rounds of the championship.
Chris Froggatt is looking forward to the new season.
“I am extremely excited with the team’s new direction and challenges coming up in 2022,” he said. We will need to be better than ever in order to retain our championship from 2021. The pre-season testing has gone very well to date and I’m feeling ready to compete for the top step of the podium in Imola.”
Eddie Cheever III is excited about the change in manufacturers for the team.
“I’m very excited for the new season,” said Cheever. “There have been many changes for the Sky Tempesta team with the move from Ferrari to Mercedes but we have the same goals every year – to get into the position in each race and also win a championship.
“With the time we’ve spent in testing adapting to the new car, our team is super well prepared and we now have everything in place to achieve success this year. I can’t wait to start the first race in Imola.”
The Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS season gets underway at Imola on April 3.