The FIA World Council Says No To The GT3 Mosler
”Unfortunately the FIA World Council has decided today against
allowing the Mosler into the GT3 class,” comments a very frustrated
“This is a devastating blow to us here at
Mosler, having invested so heavily in this project.”
Martin Short was told in September that the car would be allowed
to compete in GT3 and Mosler Europe made extensive (and expensive)
preparations to build GT3 cars as a result.
“Stephane Ratel was very supportive, and continues
to be,” says Martin Short.
to the Mosler came from rival manufacturers. The Ascari was allowed
to compete in 2006, despite not meeting the minimum requirement
of 200 road cars. Sadly, the Mosler hasn’t met with the same
acceptance from the World Council, despite receiving approval from
the GT Commission.
There is a possibility
of having the GT3 Mosler accepted in some countries as a national
The Mosler was
just too strong and economically sensible a rival (built in insufficient
numbers, so far) for some of the other manufacturers - in a market
that should have been big enough for all to have had a share. The
precedent was set with the Ascari - but not followed with the Mosler.