DANVILLE, VA – TR3 Racing returns to action this weekend in the Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS with the third doubleheader of the 2021 season at Virginia International Raceway. The team will sport a new line up for the World Challenge round.
Ziad Ghandour and Sandy Mitchell will pair in the #9 TI Capital/Lamborghini of Miami/Nobu Hotels Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo. Mitchell is stepping in for Giacomo Altoe, who is heading to race in the Nurburgring 24 Hours as part of his factory commitments. TR3 Racing races in the highly competitive Pro-Am class, which features 11 of the 16 entries for the VIR weekend.
The Ghandour and Altoe pairing finished fourth and sixth in the two recent races at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas, and TR3 Racing will look to build on that with more progress at VIR this weekend.
A year ago, TR3 Racing won both rounds at VIR, with John Megrue and Bill Sweedler leading the Am class in the No. 31 Ferrari 488 GT3 en route to placing second in the Amateur Teams championship.
“We are really excited about this VIR weekend, welcoming back Martin and Caesar as well as having Sandy join us for World Challenge,” said TR3 Racing’s Greg Romenelli. “This is a big effort from the team to be competing in both World Challenge as well as Lamborghini Super Trofeo, but we’ve got outstanding support and have been preparing for this for quite some time so are eager to get set up and get going this weekend.”
The VIR event weekend opens for the GT World Challenge America with a pair of 45-minute practice sessions on Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (all times ET). Back-to-back qualifying sessions begin at 8:50 a.m. on Saturday to set the grids for the respective races. The opening 90-minute race begins at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday. The weekend concludes with the second race, Round 6 of the season, on Sunday at 1:45 p.m.