Daiko Lazarus Racing confirms Crestani and Pohler for Endurance Cup assault

20 February 2019

Daiko Lazarus Racing has named two of the drivers who will leads its assault on this year’s Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.

The Italian-based squad will once again put its faith in the Lamborghini brand in 2019, running the updated Huracan GT3 EVO at all five long-distance events, including the marquee Total 24 Hours of Spa.

Leading the line will be long-time Lazarus driver Fabrizio Crestani. The Italian has competed for the team since 2011, driving in a range of series that includes GT and single-seater championships.

2019 will be his third successive year representing the squad in the Blancpain GT Series. Crestani was at the wheel for Daiko Lazarus when the team took Pro-Am class honours in the final race of 2018 at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

This term the Padua outfit will return to the Silver Cup class, with Nicolas "Nici" Pohler the first of two drivers set to join Crestani.

The German-born racer drove for Daiko Lazarus at last year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa and for the full Endurance Cup campaign in 2017. Pohler has made additional Blancpain GT Series outings with other squads and, alongside Crestani, forms part of an experienced line-up.

“We are very happy having Nici back with us at Team Lazarus and having such a young driver with such a knowledge of GT racing is very satisfying for us,” commented team principal Tancredi Pagiaro.

“With Pohler and Crestani we have two extremely fast drivers and we know that we can fight for the top positions in the Silver class.”

A third driver will be announced ahead of the season-opening race, which takes place at Monza on 12-14 April.