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Lamborghini support for Bathurst 12 Hour entry

WALL Racing’s Bathurst 12 Hour campaign has been boosted by engineering support from Lamborghini.

The squad has retained its four-pronged driver line-up of Tony D’Alberto, David Wall, Grant Denyer and Adrian Deitz to drive the eye-catching red-and-white Lamborghini Huracan EVO next month.

The quartet will head to Phillip Island for a pre-event shakedown before enjoying the benefit of Lamborghini brainpower at Mount Panorama.

That will come in the form of an as yet unnamed senior engineer, who is due to travel directly from the Daytona 24 Hour.

“We’ve been very fortunate to have plenty of racing miles at Mount Panorama in recent times and it has helped us really understand what the car needs at Bathurst,” said car owner Deitz.

“We felt we made good steps with the car at Bathurst International in November and we are looking forward to making more improvements in the 12 Hour.

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“Lamborghini is sending out a senior engineer, straight from Daytona, and we are incredibly grateful to have the brand’s support for Australia’s best sportscar endurance race.

“Having someone on the ground will be a huge benefit, not just for us drivers, but also the team.”

Lamborghini Motorsport boss Giorgio Sanna added: “Lamborghini Squadra Corse is proud to support Wall Racing at the Bathurst 12 Hour with engineering support on site at the event, confirming our global assistance dedicated to all our customer teams.”

D’Alberto, Wall, Denyer and Deitz finished outright fifth in the 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour. Pic: Nathan Wong

Deitz had a simple explanation for opting for an unchanged driver roster.

“There was no need to change. If it isn’t broken, there’s no need to fix it,” he said.

“Tony has been a huge asset to my racing, and the way he conducted himself to win the TCR title last year was phenomenal. He didn’t have the fastest car but did exactly what he needed to do to win the series, and that’s the reason we want him in the car.

“David’s credentials speak for themselves, and he works extremely well with Tony. Their technical feedback complements each other, there’s no egos there, and you know they get the job done.

“And Grant was such a terrific addition to the team last year. He is a terrific racing driver, who just happens to be an awesome media talent. He hadn’t driven a GT car in five years, and last year, he just got up there and did a great job – no fuss or fanfare.”

Denyer described last year’s opportunity to race the Huracan in the once-around-the-clock event as “one of life’s greatest ever experiences”.

The 2023 edition of the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will run across February 3-5.

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