Gordon Racing Team’s Big Year
The Gordon Racing Team formally ‘presented itself’ last
week – in anticipation of a best ever season to come.
The Belgian team will again enter the LMS series
and the Spa 24 hours but the significant addition this year is that
prestigious place at Le Mans, which was confirmed in the second
batch of entries (granted in February).
“It’s a boy’s dream,” says
Yves Lambert. “The last entirely Belgian GT team at Le Mans
was RTM in 2000 and at that time we drove in a local endurance championship
in Belgium: six years later it is our turn.”
In the LMS and at Le Mans, the young Frenchman Romain
Iannetta will join the (otherwise all Belgian) team. Iannetta drove
for Noël Del Bello and Belmondo last year, in respectively
a Courage C65 and a Chrysler Viper.
At Spa, it will probably be Marc Duez in the car.
He drove in a Gordon Porsche 996 in opening round of the Belgian
rally championship earlier this year. As the Nürburgring 1000K
is just a fortnight before the Spa classic, the team could decide
to switch to another car. Dreaming of a GT1, Christian Lambert smiled
when asked if the PSI C5-R could be an option.
“Technically, the Porsche gets a 3.8 instead
of a 3.6 litre engine with other evolutions to be added,”
comments Torsten Robbens, the team manager. “We will first
go testing to Magny-Cours before heading to Istanbul.”