A Mosler For Belcar
And Other Belcar News

We hinted at a brand new Mosler for the Belcar Championshup recently – and now it’s definite.

G&A Racing will enter the car – something of a surprise as the team has always been faithful to BMW. Gino Kenis has ordered the MT900R with a BMW V8 – 550 bhp, transmitted through a Hewland sequential. This should be a potential winner in Class 2. Gino Kenis is still looking for drivers for the Mosler, his BMW Z3 and BMW 130i.

PSI is looking for a top driver to partner Fred Bouvy in one of its Porsche 996 GT2-R Biturbos. It’s very likely that the team from Thimister will enter three Porsche Biturbos in Belcar - one for Fred Bouvy / TBA, one for a famous pairing that will announce its plans later on and a third one for the Thiers brothers. The Thiers family will enter the car under the name Russell Racing.

Frank Thiers: “Our Biturbo is the ex Palttala / Van Sande car, which has been fully overhauled,” says Frank Thiers. “PSI will ensure the maintenance of the car while Russell Racing handles the technical assistance during the race weekends. We have nothing to prove against the top drivers of PSI and so our strategy will be completely different from them. We have to learn to drive the car, so we will not make use of its full potential but we’ll rather count on reliability.”

Laurent Van Moerkerke has a top name in his Stealth for this year - Val Hillebrand. Van Moerkerke: ”We still have to decide but it’s very likely that we will race the Stealth again with the 6-liter Panoz engine. The car is now being completely rebuilt and we will also fit a brand new adjustable Moton suspension. I convinced Val Hillebrand to race for our team, as he knows how to get a perfect set-up. He is a former FIA Sportscar world champion and has lots of experience in these kinds of racing cars. Val is very motivated and he wants to drive at the front.”

Perti Kuismanen has yet to make a decision regarding his Viper for this season.

Good news comes from Holland. The new Rudolph Racing team, with the Grouwels brothers, is coming to Belcar. After a season in the Dutch Supercar Challenge with a US Carworld Dodge Viper, the Grouwels brothers decided to enter their Viper, under a new structure (Rudolph Racing) in the Mediagroep Van Dyck Belcar. Last year, they finished third in the DSC while the other US Carworld Viper (Dubois / Wijnen) won the championship.

Roger Grouwels: “We come to Belcar for two reasons. We want to promote our product (Rudolph Energy Booster) in Belgium and we prefer endurance rather than sprint races. Our car is conforming to FIA GT3 rules and so we are allowed in the Belcar class 2.”

The Dodge Viper of US Carworld has been sold and the team has replaced it with a Corvette C6. Pieter Dubois promises to come to Belcar, if the DSC calendar allows it, and do some Belcar Original races.

A full review of the Belgian 2005 motorsport season will be available for sale within a few weeks (BMR boek - Belgian Motorsport Review 2005). The book includes 608 pages, with a full run-down of the Belcar season. The book can ordered at www.bmr2005.com

Also for sale is the Mediagroup Van Dyck Belcar 2005 DVD with over two hours of film and more than 200 pictures (www.hibn.com)
Joost Custers

 

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