Forte Racing Announces Exciting Driver Lineup Ahead of Rolex 24h at Daytona

2023 Driver Announcement
January 18, 2023

2023 Driver Announcement

Forte Racing, the new California based motorsport company, who announced their racing program last week are proud to present their driver line up for the upcoming Rolex 24h and 2023 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.

Loris Spinelli (ITA), Misha Goikhberg (CAN), Benjamin Hites (CHI), and Marco Mapelli (ITA) will lead the charge in the #78 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2 at the Rolex 24 in Daytona on January 28th – 29th. Spinelli and Goikhberg will take part in the entire 2023 IMSA season while Benjamin Hites will join for the four endurance races (Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta).

Spinelli has been a regular in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship, winning both Europe and America championships and the world finals at the Vallelunga circuit in 2018, the same year he made his debut at the Rolex 24h of Daytona.

Goikhberg has been involved in sportscar racing since 2012, taking wins in his maiden year and finishing second overall in the IMSA Prototype Challenge. In 2014 he dominated, and won the Championship, winning nine rounds including six pole positions.

Hites has enjoyed success in the Ferrari Challenge North America series with a third-place finish in 2018 and second place in 2019, moving across to GT World Challenge Europe in 2020 where he achieved one win, two podiums and a pole position. In 2022, he won the International GT Open (GT3 PRO category).

Mapelli - Lamborghini Factory Driver involved in testing and development - has spent most of his racing career in Europe with appearances at high profile races around the globe. He celebrated winning the 2015 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hours, in Australia and also took second place in the 24 Hours of Daytona - GTD class - in 2020.

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