A Bigfish Viper For 2007
Alastair Davidson and Chris Wilson were back in British GT action last weekend, at Snetterton, in their BMW Z3M – but they have plans for 2007, involving a GT3 Dodge Viper.

They were spotted at the ALMS event at Mid-Ohio back in May, but it’s taken us until now to catch up with their plans.

“We were guests of Dodge Motorsport at Mid-Ohio,” comments Chris Wilson, “and it’s a fantastic circuit, by the way, we’d love to race there.”

“There were nine of them racing in the SPEED GT race at Mid-Ohio, and they seem bullet-proof: we think a Viper would clean up over here, so we used the time at Mid-Ohio to talk to the teams running them.”

Alastair Davidson explained that “we’re still working on it (getting hold of a specific car), and we’d like to race it in either British GTs or in the FIA European GT3 Championship.”

The pair’s BMW was too short of power to really compete at Snetterton, but they brought it home to the finish on both days – a lack of power exacerbated by “a big gap between third and fourth gears”. They reckoned that the worn Dunlops they used in testing on Friday were “about a second and a half quicker than the Avons we used over the weekend.”

It’s an odd feature of GT racing in the UK that no one has yet run a Dodge Viper: Davidson and Wilson are out to change that.

 

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