SRT’s Zolder 24 Hours Squad
After an unexpectedly brief Spa 24 Hours, Patrick Sellelslagh’s SRT team has rebounded and announced its line-up for the next 24 hour challenge – the Zolder event, scheduled for the last weekend of this month.

David Hart, Marc Duez, Maxime Soulet and newcomer Tom Cloet will be defending the colours of the Williams sponsored team, which won this event last year.

“The 24 Hours of Zolder is an exceptionally demanding and difficult race,” comments Patrick Selleslagh. “Even with perfect preparation, good drivers and an excellent car anything can happen. The track is demanding for both the people and the technical aspects, and in fact over a very short and twisty track there is an incredible amount of gear changes involved and the drivers barely have time to recuperate.”

“This is why I opted for a balanced and experienced team. Not only Marc Duez and David Hart but also the newcomer to the team, Tom Cloet, already has a considerable amount of 24 Hours experience and this is not an insignificant asset. All three have in fact previously competed in the 24 Hours of Spa, Le Mans and Zolder. We are linking this experience to the young talent of Maxime Soulet, who after a first experience in Spa recently, and who was fully convinced about the car’s potential, is determined to perform strongly in Zolder.

“We still have an outstanding debt to settle after Spa and we intend settling this within the next three weeks, you can be sure about that.”

“I really enjoy 24 Hour-races,” says Tom Cloet, “and now I have the opportunity to compete in Zolder at the wheel of a GT1-car – and what a car at that. The SRT-Corvette C5-R appeals to one’s imagination and is an absolute candidate for taking the chequered flag at Zolder. On top of that I’m joining a highly experienced team and my team-mates are definitely not unknown entities. I’m really looking forward to this.”

SRT will be testing the Corvette at Zolder on August 17. The 24 Hour race will start on Saturday August 26 at 17:00.

 

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