Dan Eagling To Drive Virgo Ferrari 430
concrete Ferrari 430 news at last – British GT regular (and
occasional LMES racer) Dan Eagling, a McLaren Autosport Awards finalist
in 2002, has signed to drive a new Ferrari F430 GT2 car in the 2006
LMS, for Virgo Motorsport.
Virgo will be one of the first European based teams
to take delivery of the latest Ferrari GT car, developed by Michelotto,
which has been undergoing extensive testing for the last three months.
will drive alongside an as yet unnamed team-mate: the Virgo aim
is to establish a race-winning combination that will take them through
into 2007 and a crack at the GT2 class at the Le Mans 24 Hour race.
Chris Warne’s Virgo Motorsport, based in Essex,
has prepared a number of GT cars (Ferrari 360 Challenge / Woodcock
Brothers Mosler / Jim McWhirter Ferrari in British GT), but is now
moving up to international GT racing.
Dan Eagling had hoped to get his Le Mans chance
in 2005 – but, depending on results achieved in the next 18
months (and always dependent on gaining a Le Mans entry), it looks
as though he may not have to wait too long.
First race for the new car will be at Istanbul in