PK Carsport has signalled its intentions to return to the Fanatec GT2 European Series this year with its Audi R8 LMS GT2, with the potential to expand to a multi-car entry.
The Belgian team was a star of the inaugural GT2 European Series campaign last season, with drivers Peter Guelinckx and Bert Longin taking the PK Audi R8 LMS GT2 to second place in the Pro-Am standings, aided by victories at Monza, Misano and Spa-Francorchamps.
Now the team is set to return for a second term in the modern GT2 formula, perhaps even expanding its presence in the championship after receiving multiple enquiries about running extra Audis for this year.
Created and launched by the SRO Motorsports Group, the GT2 European Series has been devised as the future of gentleman-driver racing, featuring powerful, world-class sportscars competing at some of the world’s greatest circuits.
Longin told endurance-info.com that he was enjoying the challenge of GT2. The Belgian driver said: “Briefing the drivers is important. You have to explain to the gentlemen drivers that the car goes very fast in a straight line and that it has little aero. The rear end can be tricky. Driving three seconds from a professional in GT3 is easier than driving three seconds from a pro in GT2.”
PK Carsport will warm-up for the season by making history in the Dubai 24 Hours this weekend. The team will become the first to field a GT2-spec machine in a 24-hour race when it tackles the twice-around-the-clock event at the Dubai Autodrome.
Guelinckx and Longin will race the 640bhp 5.2-litre V10-engined R8 LMS GT2 for its 24-hour debut, accompanied by Bert’s son Steines Longin, and Stijn Lowette.
PK Carsport’s GT2 European Series plans are expected to be revealed in due course.