Toro Verde GT, along with Nantwich-based GT driver Jordan Witt and teammate David Fairbrother, have announced that they will be making a mid-season switch from the Fanatec GT2 European Series to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe championship, starting with the Round Four at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on July 29 – August 1.
Witt and Fairbrother drove the #9 Toro Verde GT Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo for the opening two weekends of the Fanatec GT2 European Series, taking a pair of seventh place finishes at Hockenheim in May. They currently sit sixth in the Pro-Am classification on 28 points.
The team has made the decision to swich to Lamborghini’s one-make series to align its senior GT project with the brand.
Toro Verde GT team Principal Chris Jones is looking forward to the challenges of competing in one of Europe’s most prestigious one-make GT series.
“We are really excited to make our debut in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe, especially at an iconic venue like Spa-Francorchamps,” said Chris Jones. “Our relationship with Lamborghini is very strong and they’ve welcomed us with open arms.
“David and I went over to the factory around 18 months ago and they gave us a complete tour which we were blown away by. Certainly, at this point in Lamborghini Super Trofeo, there isn’t an English team competing and we feel we could be the outfit of choice for UK drivers who want to go and do that.”
Driver David Fairbrother is excited about racing at Spa, a circuit he has a lot of experience of.
“It will be a good weekend and we’re looking forward to this new adventure,” said David Fairbrother. “I’ve done a lot of miles around Spa in the past and I think it should suit us as a team. It’s a quick track and we’ve go a quick car so it should be fun.”
Teammate Jordan Witt is looking forward to developing the team’s relationship with Lamborghini.
“I absolutely love Spa so I can’t wait to be back there, especially for my first race in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe. It was quite a late decision to make the move to Super Trofeo from GT2, but David and I both feel it’s the right choice to make for a few reasons to be honest. We’re looking forward to the new challenge.”