Dick Waaijenberg Returns To International Racing
And Other Dutch News

According to the Dutch press (www.autosport.nl) Dick Waaijenberg, a former FIA SCC regular in his privately run Ferrari 333SP, will make a serious return to international racing this year, at the wheel of a JMB Maserati MC12.

The Dutchman, who actually owns the (#16) MC12 will return to racing for at least the first four races of the 2006 FIA GT season, having sampled the car at the Dubai FIA GT race (where he seemed to be listed, in error, as Dirk).

Although it is not yet known who will partner the Dutchman, Waaijenberg is serious about his return. "The Maserati is the most impressive car I've driven so far and it was clear that, in order to get consistent lap times, I had to get in shape. In this I have succeeded," was his comment at last Sunday's New Year race, at Zandvoort.

In other related news, the New Year race at Zandvoort, the third round of the Dutch Winter Endurance Championship, was won by Sotrax Albert Motorsport’s Porsche GT3, ahead of the similar Jetstream car and the Bullit Saker.

Other class winners were the De Vos Clio team, the BMW Nederland Mini Cooper and the MDM BMW Compact.

Finally, the Euro GT series has announced that it will go ahead with its planned resurrection, after a tie-up has been forged with a group of Swiss and German teams, led by SwissRacing Motorsports, which will ensure 20+ grids.

Euro GT now plans to run seven races - in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and the U.K. and will present its plans on February 4.
Nelson Valkenburg


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