Barwell team to campaign two ‘Evo’ Huracán GT3s

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British racing team Barwell will field two Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evos in the next season of the British GT championship. The new cars will be driven by Sam De Haan and Jonny Cocker.

The Huracán GT3 Evo was revealed last September and features a number of improvements over the outgoing GT3. Aerodynamics have been honed for more downforce and more efficient cooling. The front suspension supporting arms are now made out of billet aluminum, the rear axle has been modified for better efficiency and easier maintenance, and the Öhlins shock absorbers now boast four-way adjustability.

The engine gains new camshafts and titanium valves to optimize driveability and provide greater reliability; the power steering is now electrohydraulic.

The old Huracán GT3 brought Barwell Motorsport great success, with Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen winning 10 races and finishing runners-up together in the Drivers Championship standings. As Minshaw is moving to international racing, car one will be driven by Sam De Haan and Jonny Cocker; the second entry is likely to be a pro/am pairing that includes a Lamborghini Squadra Corse factory driver.

“I was a complete racing novice just over a year ago, so it’s been a whirlwind last 12 months to go from that to an overall British GT podium finisher in my first-ever full season of racing,” said De Haan. “I have had great guidance from Jonny and the guys at Barwell, and they give me an environment where I can learn and keep improving, as well as really enjoy my racing. And next season I’m going to be gunning for race wins and hopefully a crack at the title!”

Cocker added, “I’m absolutely delighted to be continuing our British GT campaign together with Sam and Barwell Motorsport in the new Huracán GT3 Evo. It’s plain to see the development that Sam made during 2018, taking a podium at Brands Hatch being the highlight of our season. We knew that year one would be a learning year and year two we would be aiming for the title, and that’s exactly the mindset that we’re carrying into 2019. I can’t wait to get started!”

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