The Italian team makes its return to GT3 racing, debuting in the International GT Open with the pairs Mur-Kodric and Pek-Pavlovic, who will drive the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the ProAm class…
Bergamo (ITA). Bonaldi Motorsport returns to the GT3 track after seven years and does so by lining up two Lamborghini Huracan GT3s in the International GT Open. It will be the absolute debut in this prestigious championship that in its calendar visits the most important European circuits. Defending the team’s colours in the ProAm class will be the all-Croatian pair of Sandro Mur and Martin Kodric, who competed in last year’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo with Bonaldi Motorsport, and the unprecedented pairing of Pek from Thailand and Milos Pavlovic from Serbia. The season will officially open with two days of testing on 15-16 March at the Barcelona track, followed by the first race on the weekend of 30 April at the Portuguese track of Portimao.
Sandro Mur made his motorsport debut last year, taking part with compatriot Kodric in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo and already taking the satisfaction of making the podium, showing a good growth in performance on the track. Born in 1997, Martin Kodric boasts in his already rich palmares the title in the Blancpain GT3 Series Asia 2018 and the victory in the Bathurst 12 Hours 2020 in the Silver class; with Bonaldi Motorsport he competed in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo 2016 ending the championship in fourth position overall with a win and five podiums overall. Pek Sanporn Jao-Javanilboasts excellent results in major Thai GT championships such as Chang Super GT and Raat Thailand Endurance Championship and is making his European debut. Milos Pavlovicis a real reference in Bonaldi Motorsport: the Serbian champion won with the Bergamo-based team the European and world title in the 2014 Lamborghini Super Trofeo and the Italian GTCup ProAm class title in the Italian GT Endurance Championship 2022.
The International GT Open is a series of Spanish origin, born in 2006 with almost the same rules as the Spanish national championship, but also open to non-Iberian competitors. In the following years, the races were extended to various European tracks until it became one of the reference continental championships for GT competition. The current race format includes two free practice sessions each of 60 minutes, a 40-minute qualifying session and two races: race 1 lasting 70 minutes and race 2 lasting 60 minutes.
Here is the full calendar of the International GT Open 2023: Portimao 30 April, Spa 28 May, Hungaroring 18 June, Paul Ricard 23 July, Red Bull Ring 10 September, Monza 24 September, Barcellona 22 October.