Norbert back in a Lamborghini in 2019
The Austrian stays with Emil Frey Racing after manufacturer change
Wildschönau, 9th March 2019
Norbert Siedler will race on the European circuits with a Lamborghini Huracán again in this season. The Tyrolean changes from Lexus to the Italian sports car brand together with his team Emil Frey Racing. In the International GT Open the experienced driver wants to fight for victories from the first race on.
„Already at the end of the last season, Emil Frey Racing and I had the wish to continue our collaboration,” Norbert Siedler is happy. In this year, the Swiss team enters two brand-new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO in the International GT Open for the first time. “When I was asked to join the Lamborghini-project, I did not have to think twice about it,” Siedler emphasizes.
Norbert Siedler has successfully raced with a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters and Blancpain GT Series already in 2016 and 2017. “The Huracán GT3 EVO is the successor model and is just in front of its debut season. Besides the drivability, the reliability of the engine was improved. I can hardly wait to take a seat in the new car at the test drives in a few days,” the GT-specialist looks ahead.
Norbert Siedler and his team want to fight for victories from the start
The International GT Open is a new racing series for Norbert Siedler, except for a guest start two years ago. “The concept is typical for a sprint series. There are two races each weekend. Both last around an hour with a driver change in the middle,” he explains and points out to a special feature. “The mandatory pit-stop-time can change depending on the driver categorisation and the results from the previous races. That’s great for the spectators because there is always movement in the field and a lot of overtaking.”
Norbert Siedler‘s team-mate will be announced by Emil Frey Racing after the test drives: “All candidates are promising. Our goal is to fight for victories from the first races on,” Siedler tells.
The first two of the 14 races will be held in Le Castellet (F) from April 27 to 28. Norbert Siedler looks especially forward to his home races at Red Bull Ring (A) from July 13 to 14. All races will be broadcast live on YouTube and selected European sport channels.
Besides the Lamborghini races, Norbert Siedler plans to participate in further races with different cars. “There are some interesting options”, he reports. “Right now, no contracts are signed but the negotiations are nearly finished.”