Graham Nash Motorsport has announced an all Italian driver line-up for round ten of the FIA GT championship next weekend in Dubai.

Team regular Paolo Ruberti will be joined by GNM semi-regular driver Gabriele Lancieri, with Riccardo Agusta making his debut for the team.

Team Principal Graham Nash is hopeful that the team will be able to build on an encouraging performance last time out at Oschersleben.

"We are coming to Dubai with a strong line up," he said. "Everybody knows how quick we were in Oschersleben. We had the fastest Saleen there. We will be looking to repeat that in Dubai and Zhuhai. It's good to have Taz [Lancieri] back and now Rocky [Agusta] with us. Both of them will do a good job, and I don't need to say how good Paolo is!"

Agusta is delighted to be back in the championship after his plans for the season fell through and he is looking forward to the weekend.

"I am so excited to be back in the FIA GT championship and in such a competitive front running car," he said. "I am lucky to be sharing with two very talented drivers. I saw how quick they were in Germany and how Ruberti passed the Maserati, it was very nice.

"I have been a friend of the FIA for many years. I raced in the championship for 5 seasons, with a Venturi and of course my own team with the Callaway. This season I was due to be driving a prototype Dallara in the LMES and Le Mans but the project didn't happen. I am very pleased to be back in this great series and with such a good chance of success with Graham's team."

Lead driver Ruberti is also looking forward to the race and he is confident of again challenging near the front.

"Of course, we are looking forward to this race immensely," he said. "Two weeks ago in Oschersleben we qualified third and ran consistently in the top three. For such a small team competing among teams with huge budgets, we really did prove a point. I hope that we can firstly make a good qualifying, and then work on a points finish. I think it's going to be hot for everyone, hotter probably for the front engine cars like the Maranello, Viper etc so this may help us a little bit."

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