Team WRT, or more exactly, the entire WRT family is reunited tonight in Stavelot, near the Spa-Francorchamps track, for the yearly Christmas celebration, which joyfully gathers the entire WRT staff, most of its drivers, sponsors, partners, and friends for the end-of-season celebration, under the motto ‘We aRe a Team’. It will be also an opportunity to see and touch the BMW M4 GT3 that will be the new racer of the squad next year and to unveil another bit of the 2023 GT3 racing programme.
Dubai 24 Hours
Team WRT will race for the first time with the BMW M4 GT3 on 13-15 January at the Dubai 24 Hours, a race the Belgian squad has won twice, in 2016 and this year, where it signed a one-two. Car #7 will be entrusted to Mohammed Al Saud and Dries Vanthoor, already part of the winning crew in 2022, and Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer. The other two drivers will be announced in due course.
In car #46, Valentino Rossi will be accompanied by Maxime Martin, Sean Gelael, who races for Team WRT in LMP2, and recruit Tim Whale from Britain, who joins from the GT4 scene. A fifth driver will be named in due course.
Team WRT Principal Vincent Vosse commented:
“It’s a very busy and exciting period for us, as we advance in the new partnership with BMW and prepare for the 2023 season. The end-of-the-year break will be very short, but today is the time for our yearly party, a tradition we cherish and allows the entire WRT family to get together around a good dinner. It’s a perfect time to show our people the BMW M4 GT3 in full race gear and announce some more elements of our 2023 race programmes. We are extremely happy to retain and welcome heavy names such as the ones you have read above. Our first race in Dubai is basically around the corner, shortly followed by our debut as BMW M Team WRT at Bathurst. We are terribly excited at what is ahead of us and can’t wait to be hitting the track!”
"I am happy to announce that I will be competing in the Dubai 24 Hour Race with the WRT team. The 2022 season with the team was great and I look forward to starting the 2023 season driving a GT3 car for the very first time. I have loved BMW’s since I was a kid, and cannot wait to test the GT3 car. I am extremely excited to be competing with the likes of Valentino Rossi and Maxime Martin, and I am confident that with the team's impressive driver lineup we can achieve a good result".
Source: Team WRT