Emil Frey Racing is again competing in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in 2016, this time with a new drivers’ squad and the tried-and-tested Emil Frey GT3 Jaguar. With the two new arrivals, Stephane Ortelli and Albert Costa, who are joining Lorenz Frey behind the wheel, Emil Frey Racing is venturing its move up to the Pro-category.
“We’re delighted to have recruited two drivers of Stephane Ortelli’s and Albert Costa’s caliber for our project,” says Emil Frey Racing driver and team manager, Lorenz Frey. “I’m greatly looking forward to working with them both inside and outside the car.”
For twenty years now, former Le Mans champion (1998) and triple FIA GT World Champion (2002, 2003, 2013), Stephane Ortelli, has been a force to be reckoned with on the international prototype and GT sports stage.
Albert Costa Balboa (Barcelona) started his career in kart racing at the turn of the century. 2009 he won the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and the Formula Renault WEC 2.0, and 2012 the World Series Eurocup Mégane Trophy. Since 2013, Albert Costa has been making a name for himself in GT racing.
As in the past, the trio will be rounded off by Lorenz Frey, who says “As the youngest team in the fiercely competitive Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup’s Pro-category, we’re clearly still outsiders. All the same, with the help of Stephane’s and Albert’s experience and performance, we hope to chalk up some more great results. That’s one of the reasons we’re venturing our move up from Pro-Am to the Pro-category.”
With a focus on the season’s highlight, the Total 24 Hours of Spa, and to double its chance of success, Emil Frey Racing will be deploying a second Emil Frey GT3 Jaguar starting at the Paul Ricard round (24-25 June 2016).