Brakes Ferrari Replaced By Seikel Porsche
We’d got wind of something about to happen regarding the 50
cars that comprised the entry list for this weekend’s Le Mans
test day (and the race) – and now it’s confirmed by
the ACO: the Spanish Icer Brakes Ferrari has been withdrawn, and
the F430 GTC will be replaced by Peter Seikel’s Porsche 911
Seikel was unlucky to have missed out on an entry
(among the 50) this year, but his patience has been rewarded.
The Jesus Diaz Villaroel Ferrari became a question
mark after the lap 1 accident at the Spa 1000 Kms, when Peter Sundberg
became involved in the multi-car accident at the top of Eau Rouge.
We believe that alternative arrangements were made,
involving the use of a different Ferrari, owned by another team,
but those arrangements fell through as late as this week –
and the entry was “forfait”.
Peter Seikel’s Porsche was originally third
among the reserves, but one of the first two reserves was withdrawn
in the middle of May, and the other couldn’t be made ready
at such short notice. Seikel Motorsport will be racing in its tenth
Le Mans 24 Hours.
No word on Seikel
drivers yet, but presumably the 'phone lines will be alive today.
David Shep, Philip Collin and Horst Felbermayr Snr. were classified
seventh in GT2 last year.