More FIA GT News
In addition to the wave of FIA GT news posted on February 24, there
is some additional entry news regarding the 2006 Championship.
raced a Seikel Porsche, with Philip Collin, in the 2005 LMES, the
father and son Felbermayr pairing is switching back to the FIA GT
Championship for 2006 – in association with another father-son
pairing, the Rieds (Gerold and Christian).
The two families
raced together, in the Proton Porsche, in the 2005 Proximus 24 Hours
of Spa (right), and the Rieds raced together throughout the 2005
FIA GT season, in the Proton Porsche.
For 2006, the four of them will race two Porsches,
in the colours of Team Felbermayr, and will combine again at Spa
for the 24 Hours.
Racing in a full season this year will be the G2 Gillet Vertigo
– which currently looks as though it could be heading for
a clean sweep of the class (the G2 Class Spirit Mosler having been
replaced by a Saleen).
“The last three races (of 2005) went well,
so we decided to do the full season in 2006,” explained Tony
Gillet. “The Championship is the best possible showcase for
our marque, and it also adds more variety and an exotic note to
“We have changed the front brakes, lowered
the centre of gravity, altered the rear axle and generally optimized
the settings to make the car more competitive. Our aim is to be
around the middle of the best GT2 cars.” A 4 litre engine
should help the Gillet cause this year.
Bas Leinders and Renaud Kuppens are likely to race
the car again.
Agreement With Simbin
SRO has confirmed that it has a new agreement in place with the
software development company Simbin, lasting until 2011, and the
latest racing game, GTR2, will be available soon – based on
the 2004 FIA GT season.
new licence with SRO will allow us to continue to develop games
based on the FIA GT Championship,” says Simbin CEO, and former
FIA GT racer, Henrik Roos. “It is a strategically wise move,
to be able to build further on one of the corner stones of this
GTR2 will include
over 140 highly detailed cars, including all the GT and N-GT cars
from the 2004 season. The tracks include all the 2004 circuits,
as well as those from previous seasons.