SRT Corvettes Nearly Ready To Go
Joost Custers popped into Patrick Selleslagh’s workshop
on Friday (March 10), and found both of the team’s Corvette
C5-Rs in full, pre-season, preparation mode.
is the newcomer, and its record (according to our GM / Corvette
Racing expert) reads as follows:
It first raced in the May 2002 Sears Point ALMS race, which
it won with Fellows and O'Connell. In all, it did 10 races, always
with O'Connell and Fellows (and their third drivers in the longer
races), winning seven of these races (Sears Point, Mid-Ohio, Washington,
Mosport, Miami and PLM in 2002, and Sebring in 2003). Its last race
was the Road Atlanta race in June 2003.
SRT will typically
use this one in the Belcar championship, while the #007 chassis
heads to France.
“But we are still try to find a deal for the
#005 chassis (to race in France) as well,” explained team
owner Patrick Selleslagh. “With five races out of seven not
clashing with Belcar, it remains an attractive FFSA GT programme.
We’re in full negotiation for this second car, but that’s
all I can say.”
“In Belgium, there is also an option to run a second car (chassis
#007) for five races. A one race program for the Zolder or Spa 24-hour
race is also a possibility. (Funded) candidates may always apply.
“In the mean time, we’re in full preparation
to get the cars ready. Right after our launch later this month,
we will go to Dijon and Spa to do some testing.”
launch is set for Friday March 24, at the Brussels Motor show at
the Heyzel Palace.
#005 is in the
foreground of these photographs. Both cars will race in SRT's familiar