Lam­borgh­i­nis to fea­ture in GT Cup

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The 2016 GT Cup will boast two new Lam­borgh­i­nis, with both a Hu­ra­can GT3 and Reiter Gal­lardo GT3 R-EX on the grid.

Dar­ren Nel­son and Nigel Green­sall will swap their Fer­rari 458 for a new Hu­ra­can GT3, which will be run by new team Nielsen Rac­ing with sup­port from fac­tory Squadra Corse en­gi­neers.

Se­ries reg­u­lar Nigel Mustill has also swapped from his Ri­ley pro­to­type af­ter buy­ing a new Gal­lardo GT3 R-EX from Ger­man tun­ing firm Reiter Engi­neer­ing. The new car has a 5.2-litre V10 pro­duc­ing over 600bhp, as well as a wider rear axle and re­vised body­work over ear­lier it­er­a­tions of the Gal­lardo.

Mustill will share the new car with ex­pe­ri­enced pro racer Craig Dolby.

“It’s a works car re­built with a new chas­sis, en­gine and gear­box,” said Mustill. “I’m ex­pect­ing de­liv­ery soon and we will do as many GT Cup races as we can. We will do a shake­down as soon as the car ar­rives and then see where we are. It’s a lovely bit of kit.”

Neil Hug­gins has also reg­is­tered a Su­per Tro­feo-spec Gal­lardo, mak­ing it three Lam­borgh­i­nis in the se­ries.

Two new Lam­bos will race

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