European GT Activity
It’s that time of the year – when ideas are floated
but things aren’t really set in stone yet.
From Italy we find that there could be two Michelin-shod
Maserati MC12s in the 2007 FIA GT Championship – a Racing
Box car for Miguel Ramos and Luca Capellari and a Playteam Sara
Free car for Toni Vilander / Alessandro Perguidi.
If the former
transpires, that will mean a return to the championship for the
2004 FIA GT Champion Luca Cappellari, who raced in the Italian Championship
in 2005 and 2006.
It could be
very interesting seeing Michelin-shod MC12s going head to head against
Pirelli-shod Vitaphone cars. The Playteam car performed very well
at Mugello this season.
confrontation (possibly) comes about next season, there’s
still one round of the 2006 Championship to come, at Dubai in just
over two weeks’ time, and it seems that there will be eight
GT1 cars present. The Phoenix Aston Martin wasn’t on the ship
that left Genoa, and the Balfe Saleen didn’t race at the penultimate
round at Adria anyway.
The Proton-Felbermayr team was known to have ordered
a new Porsche 997 GT3-RSR, to accompany one of its 996 GT3-RSRs
for next year, and that team is likely to race at Sebring, followed
by a season of the Le Mans Series.
In the field of prototypes, it was a surprise to
find this morning that the Swiss Spirit Courage LC70 is for sale:
we’re chasing up that news.