American race debut lies ahead for Lexus RC F GT3

Lexus have announced its motorsport programme’s expansion into the United States which is planned for 2016.

At this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, Lexus announced its motorsport programme’s expansion into the United States planned for 2016, revealing the new F Performance Racing team and stunning RC F GT3. The event, dedicated to the automotive tuning and styling industry, provided the perfect platform for such an announcement.

With a new global racing effort already underway, the Lexus RC F GT3 - based on the production Lexus RC F high-performance coupe - is making its mark in Japan as it competes in the Super GT Series in the GT300 and GT500 classes, and in Europe in the FIA-sanctioned GT3 class.

The F Performance Racing team will be managed by Paul Gentilozzi, multiple championship winner and racing patriarch, plus Scott Pruett, veteran driver and road racing legend, will pilot the RC F GT3, applying his wealth of experience to the development of the vehicle.

The 2016 season will lend itself to data gathering and track experience, working towards the 2017/18 season where the team can enter a full schedule with multiple vehicles.

Gentilozzi stated ‘An opportunity to reunite with North America’s greatest sports car driver and a globally prestigious brand validating their performance potential is a racer’s dream, one that would put an exclamation point on anyone’s motorsports career.’