Formula 2 race-winner Luca Ghiotto will switch from single-seaters to a full-time sportscar drive next year with R-Motorsport in GT World Challenge Europe.
The 24-year-old Italian won the 2013 Pau Grand Prix, before finishing as runner-up to Esteban Ocon in GP3 in 2015, then racing in F2 for four seasons. He has four F2 wins to his name, and could end the 2019 season as runner-up in the standings.
Last month, Ghiotto made his sportscar race debut in a Ginetta LMP1 car in the Fuji 6 Hours, and finished 11th overall.
R-Motorsport will run Ghiotto in what is currently known as the Blancpain GT Series, alongside an as-yet unnamed driver.
?The change from single-seater racing into a professional GT3 team like R-Motorsport is an important career step for me and offers a new perspective for my future in the sport,? said Ghiotto.
?I am looking forward to working together with the team and can?t wait to start into my first long-distance GT3 race in 2020.?
Ghiotto will drive an Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3, with his programme covering the Endurance and Sprint series.
“We warmly welcome Luca at R-Motorsport. He is obviously a driver with a great future in international automobile racing,? added R-Motorsport team principal Dr. Florian Kamelger, whose team is linked to departing F2 squad Arden.
“He is a highly valued addition to our team and it will be certainly exciting working with him in the future.”
Ghiotto follows McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Tom Gamble, former Formula V8 3.5 racer Diego Menchaca and Formula 4 United Arab Emirates champion Charles Weerts as recent GT signings who have come from junior single-seaters.