Team AKKA-ASP announced a switch to Mercedes-AMG GT3s for 2016, which will include a full-season attack on the Blancpain GT Series. The French squad, led by Jerome Policand, has purchased three of AMG’s latest GT3 contenders.

The team’s main focus for 2016 will be the Blancpain GT Series and the GT Sports Club. The aim is to enter a Pro Car in the Total 24 Hours of Spa and the Sprint Cup of the Blancpain GT Series.

It is true that it is not an easy decision to take, and there were a number of parameters to be considered. We made this choice in perfect harmony with AKKA, which gives meaning to this new collaboration.” said Team Principal Jérôme Policand.

“We will have three Mercedes cars, but we will also keep one Ferrari for some events. It should not be forgotten that this was the car which allowed the team to build up such a solid reputation… no fewer than seven national and international titles, 14 victories in France and ten in Europe.