GRT Magnus Rings in New Decade with New Livery, Celebrating New and Old Relationships
KBruComm December 31, 2019 0
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 31, 2019) – A new era for the team formerly known as Magnus Racing is set to begin this week at the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, following a new partnership with GRT Grasser Racing. In the first official test of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, the newly-minted GRT Magnus team will debut a striking new livery on the No. 44 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo and is happy to announce the return of longtime partner Flex-Box.
The familiar blue, orange, and white logo of Flex-Box will grace the new livery of the No. 44 Lamborghini. The livery will feature triangular shapes in various shades of blue adorning the body of the sports car, a big jump from the flowing lines of liveries past.
“I think the GRT Magnus team is doing great at putting something new together and I look forward to competing in this crazy blue machine,” stated Team Somebody John Potter. “I’m also glad we were able to have Flex-Box back again. This year, I wanted to do something different. With Magnus Racing broken up, I thought the car should reflect the new wedding that is GRT Magnus: something old (the drivers and Flex-Box), something new (GRT), something borrowed (the GRT crew), and something blue.
“Our Flex-Box partnership began in 2011 at Sebring, and we haven’t scared them off yet. Flex-Box’s continued support of sports car racing as well as our team is something we don’t take for granted, and we’re thankful they’re back for this new era. I want to remind all the fans of the discontinued webcast that the ‘DING’ in Flex-Box is silent.”
Magnus Racing veterans Andy Lally and Spencer Pumpelly will join Potter behind the wheel for the pre-season test as the team prepares for its 11 th season of competition. Lally, who first joined the team in 2012 and immediately went on to aid in the team’s first Rolex 24 of Daytona win, will return as Potter’s co-driver for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. As a driver pairing, John and Andy have won the 24 hours of Daytona two times and many other big races. As to Spencer, “We hear he is big in America,” stated Potter. Marco Mapelli will again join the wolf pack as the forth driver for all January events. A native of Italy, Mapelli joins as a veteran of a number of international programs, including the Japanese Super GT Series, Blancpain GT, GT Masters, International GT Open, and specialty events including the Bathurst 12 Hour. “We hear he is big in Europe,” stated Potter. The Roar Before the 24 will begin Friday, January 3, 2020, and include seven practice sessions, and also a qualifying session, allowing the field to lock in garage and pit box positions for the Rolex 24. The 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The 24 hour long endurance event will begin at 1:35PM on January 25, 2020. Various vantages of the race will be available for viewing at imsa.tv, and selected hours of the race will be available on NBC, NBC Sports and the NBC Sports app. For full broadcast information, visit imsa.com. About Flex-Box Flex-Box, based out of Hong Kong, is a leading worldwide supplier of new and used shipping, storage and reefer containers. The company manufactures and ships to customers all over the world, keeping a year-round inventory of containers in China, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America.