Middleton in the driving seat with Lamborghini race team
Stuart Middleton, one of Britain’s very best aspiring professional racing drivers, is set to embark on his most important season to date this year after making the deserved step-up to full GT3 action with top Lamborghini squad Imperiale Racing in the Italian GT Endurance Championship.
Northumberland’s 21-year-old Middleton, who has already relocated to Italy in readiness for his maiden campaign with Bologna-based Imperiale, is absolutely relishing his debut in Italian GT and his first season piloting a full GT3-specification Lamborghini Huracan.
The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star received his chance to climb the ladder after delivering outstanding performances with Lamborghini over the past two years, in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America.
Almost winning the European crown back in 2019, taking three race wins and a total of eight podiums, an eleventh hour deal last year enabled Middleton to race in the United States for the first time where he was fourth in the standings and a multiple podium finisher.
For the coming season, the Ashington driver will contest the four-round Italian GT Endurance Championship where he will share a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO with Italian team-mates Andrea Amici and Alberto Di Folco – both of whom have also progressed from the Super Trofeo.
“I’m over the moon, absolutely over the moon”, said Middleton, “It’s fantastic to be part of such a cool thing, it’s one of those opportunities you have to grab with both hands and make the absolute most of.
"I’ve really enjoyed my time in the Super Trofeo over the last couple of years, to now have the opportunity to race the full GT3 Lamborghini Huracan – and in Italy too – is incredible.
“I’m delighted to be racing with Imperiale, it’s a fantastic team and the guys definitely know what they’re doing! They’ve got a hell of a lot of experience and with two amazing team-mates in Andrea and Alberto we’re definitely going out there aiming to win the championship. I’ll be doing the best I can to make that happen.”
The Championship will get underway in Sicily on May 22/23..