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New Lamborghini lands ahead of Bathurst debut

WALL Racing has taken delivery of the first Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 to hit the Asia-Pacific region.

The brand-new car belongs to Adrian Deitz, who has upgraded on the previous specification Lamborghini which he’d entered in prior editions of the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Deitz’s new beast has been ordered in preparation for the 2024 Repco Bathurst 12 Hour (February 16-18), for which he’ll again team up with David Wall, Tony D’Alberto and Grant Denyer.

The car, which arrived in Sydney on Friday, will be run by Wall Racing with support from Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse customer racing program.

“It’s a very exciting project and we can’t wait to get there,” said Deitz.

“Between myself, David, Tony and Grant we’ve got great chemistry, and we work so well together.

“This year was a case of one small mistake leading to large consequences but there’s no need to change what is not broken. Tony was P3 on old tyres in a practice session and Wally would have been in the top 10 but he had to lift for traffic several times. It’s a great package.

“We have great support from Lamborghini which will continue next year. Giovanni Rizzo, their head GT3 engineer, will be back with us for Bathurst which will be a terrific acceleration for our learning curve for the new car.

“We’ve already got together online to go through new things, work out what’s different and start planning.”

A livery reveal is due to come before a maiden shakedown of the car in mid-December.

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“We are very aware of the popularity of our livery; it’s so well known here and even internationally. I’ve been reluctant to change it, but we also wanted to recognise that we are moving into the new car,” Deitz added.

Adrian Deitz’s previous Lamborghini Huracan EVO. Pic: Supplied

“I think the concept we’ve developed in collaboration with Jason Christopher, a leading visual artist and designer from Belly of the Beast, is really exciting and acknowledges the history and evolution of the livery.

“Le Mans has had a long tradition of ‘Art cars’ and this is our Bathurst version!”

Wall, a former Supercars full-timer, added: “It’s a big thanks to Adrian for trusting us as a team with his new car – let alone letting me have a steer!

“We had our best result (outright fifth) ever a couple of years ago and while this year didn’t go to plan it was the quickest we have ever been.

“The upgrade to the new car is a fundamental step forward, it’s a completely new car and has far more scope and adjustability than we’ve had before – it’s an unreal bit of kit and we’re looking forward to getting our teeth into it.

“It will be the only one in Australia and with what I have seen planned for the livery, I’m sure it will be just as popular as the last one!”

The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2. Pic: Supplied
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