13 October 2022 | General

Lamborghini confirmed for The Bend and Bathurst International

The mighty Wall Racing-prepared Lamborghini Huracan GT3 will add an Italian flavour to the next two events of Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS at The Bend Motorsport Park and Supercheap Auto Bathurst International.

Owner and driver of the distinctive liveried Lamborghini, Adrian Deitz will share the driving with current Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series leader Tony D’Alberto at The Bend Motorsport Park next week.

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Deitz and D’Alberto will reunite for the twin 60-minute races at The Bend, forming the penultimate round of the sprint component, which ends on the streets of Adelaide in December.

The partnership resumes after contesting the Phillip Island round of Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS and the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour.

Deitz is yet to lock in a co-driver for the inaugural Supercheap Auto Bathurst International event at Mount Panorama on November 11-13, which will be a three-hour single race.

D’Alberto is Deitz’s number one choice to team up for the three-hour endurance race as part of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International, however D’Alberto’s focus will be on the Honda Australia-supported driver’s TCR efforts at its final round.

The Wall Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR driver holds a 56 point margin back to Swyftx GRM’s Jordan Cox. With more points on offer at the final round, D’Alberto is weighing up whether to add the Lamborghini drive to his schedule.

Deitz declared the final call to contest Bathurst will be D’Alberto’s, but is excited to have the endurance ace in his corner at The Bend.

“Tony is locked away for The Bend, which is terrific,” said Deitz.

“He is very race ready. He has just come off the back of the Bathurst 1000 where he did another great job, especially in those first few laps where he had every condition thrown at him.

“For me, it’s great to get back in the car. We haven’t run the Lamborghini since the 12 Hour. It is at Wall Racing getting a birthday now, which I’m really using as a tune up for the Bathurst International in November. That’s the final round of the endurance championship, we are running third, so we are using The Bend as a test to get my eye back in.

“I’ve said to Tony that there’s no pressure for him to drive at Bathurst. I understand the TCR Australia Series should be his focus. It’s important for him to win that. I don’t want to be the source of any distraction.

“He is a sensible guy and he will make the race choice for him.”

If D’Alberto elects not to contest the GT event, Deitz has a number of options on the table, however, he might not need to look much further than the boss of the team that prepares his Lamborghini – David Wall.

Wall is a Bathurst expert and drove the Lamborghini at the 12 Hour with Deitz, D’Alberto and Grant Denyer.

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