Who we are

GDL Racing

GDL Racing has been founded in 2001 thanks to the experience in racing cars of Gianluca De Lorenzi and his father Luigi who worked in F.1 for ten years as chef mechanic of Minardi Team.

Gianluca De Lorenzi, married with Elisa and father of two beautiful children, is the team owner of GDL Racing and made his debut as a team manager in the Super Touring Car championship driving himself and taking the second place in the Indipendent standing.

In 2002 Gianluca De Lorenzi won as a driver the European Touring Car championship and his team took the success in the Italian SuperProduction championship.

In 2003 he seized three victiories in the same series (two at Pergusa and one at Vallelunga), two second and one third places, finishing second in the championship. As a team manager he won the 6 Ore di Vallelunga with Ferroni-Macari-Tsuyoshi.

The next year (2004) Gianluca De Lorenzi finished again second in the Italian SuperProduction championship and won two races (once more at Pergusa and Vallelunga).

In 2005 he finished second again in the Italia Super Touring Car championship, behind Alex Zanardi. In the same year GDL Racing triumphed in Etcs series with Gabellini-Lusuardi-Pindari.

2007 marked the debut of the team in the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia and Gianluca De Lorenzi grabbed the second place at the end of the season. In the same year GDL Racing took part of Italian Superstars championship and was third in the team standing.

Another important result for GDL Racing was in 2008, when the team won the Endurance Gt Serie title with “Spidey” who shared the wheel with Gianluca De Lorenzi in several races. At the same time GDL Racing took part of Porsche Carrera Cup Italia, Porsche Cayman Cup and Italian Gt championship.

2009 season started with a 12th place at Dubai 24 Hours with a Porsche 997 (best Italian team). In the same year GDL Racing seized the 2nd place in the Italian GT3 Championship and took part of Porsche Carrera Cup Italia.

2010 was important for the 3rd overall place at 6 Ore di Vallelunga and the participation at Dubai 24 Hours, Porsche Carrera Cup Italia and Italian GT Championship.

In 2011 GDL Racing took the class-win at Dubai and the 2nd place in the Italian GT, after entering for the first time theBlancpain Endurance Series.

Another important result for the Italian-based team came on 2012 at the Dubai race (12th overall). In the same year GDL Racing joined also GTSprint International Series (2nd) and gave its technical support to Team Ukraina in the Ferrari Challenge Europe.

2013 opened with a 12th place at Dubai 24H in wich GDL Racing lined-up for the first time a new Mercedes Sls GT3 car.

The 2014 season started with the 24 Hours of Dubai and continued with runs in the International GT Open and at the 24 Ore di Spa. The team wrapped up the season with a win in the 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi.

The 2015 season started with a five-car effort in the 24 Hours of Dubai. GDL Racing also contested the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia series and Italian Gran Turismo Championship, before rounding the year off with the 12 Hour of Abu Dhabi.

The 2016 season marked a turning point for GDL Racing, with the team switching to Lamborghini and cruising to the 12 Hours of Mugello with Gianluca De Lorenzi himself behind the wheel. In addition, the team took part in the Super Trofeo Europa championship, winning the AM class. The season was completed in brilliant fashion with a win in the 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi.

The 2017 season started with a stellar run in the 24 Hours of Dubai, where GDL Racing secured the class victory and third place. It was a dominant run, and the momentum continued with the wins achieved in the Pro, Am and LB Cup classes of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East. The team took part in the Super Trofeo Lamborghini, securing second place, and also won the Super Trofeo Asia between Japan, Malaysia and Thailand. The team capped off the year in style, defending its 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi crown with another win.

In 2019, GDL Racing returned to the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia championship, claiming the Michelin class title, and made a winning debut in the Porsche Cup Suisse Championship.

The 2020 season saw the team enter the Porsche Carrera Cup and Porsche Cup Suisse championship, where the team achieved multiple wins. It also entered the 12 Hours of Mugello and the 24 Hours of Barcelona before claiming a class win in the 6 Hours of Rome.

In 2021, GDL Racing continued to aim high in the Carrera Cup Italia and Porsche Cup Suisse championship, making a triumphant debut in the French Roscar series.

The 2022 season saw GDL Racing compete in multiple categories. With the driver Vukov, the San Marino-based team distinguished itself in the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia while it was among the absolute leader in the GT Open Cup, scoring three victories and in the Porsche Carrera Cup Suisse, two successes. GDL did not miss the traditional appointment with the 25 Hours of Spa dedicated to the VW Fun Cup while it raced four Porsche cars in the support races at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Finally, two victories achieved in the Roscar.