Russian Age Racing’s Two Cars
Rob Schirle was delighted to scan through this week’s list
of accepted Le Mans entries and find confirmation that his Russian
Age Racing has two spots in GT1 – for the team’s Aston
Martin DBR9 and the Ferrari 550 Maranello.
“We’re proud to have once again been
selected to bring two cars to Le Mans,” says the team owner.
“We’ll be bringing out a strong driver line up for Ric
Bryant's Aston Martin (chassis DBR9/101) and we are looking forward
to giving the class a bit of spice!”
it’s got some spice all right. After a year or two of GTS/GT1
entry numbers that struggled to match quantity with quality, this
year there are already 12 quality entries in the class, with perhaps
one or two more to come.
“The two manufactures will of course be our
target,” continues Rob Schirle, “and as Cirtek have
proven in 2005 and in Brazil in 2006, we are more than capable running
a quick Aston Martin.”
That’s a reference to the 2005 LMES victory
at the Nuburgring, the FIA GT victory at the last race of the season
(Bahrain) and the another win in the record books too – the
opening race of the 2006 season, the Mil Milhas in Brazil.
“We are interested in talking with suitable
drivers for both cars in the Le Mans Series and at Le Mans,”
explains Rob Schirle.
“Our chances of continuing on from where we
left off in Bahrain (in the FIA GT Championship) are reliant on
one more sponsor decision, as we only want to compete in the FIA
Championship if we have a real chance to fight for race wins. We
will keep pushing, so if there are any talented drivers out there
give us a call.”
Rob Schirle +44 (0)7971 841879