Team Modena’s 2007 Plan(s)
There have been rumours flying around regarding Team Modena’s
2007 plans: Sporting Director Rik Bryan was pleased to explain where
the team stands at the moment.
“Our baseline plan is to run the pair of Aston
Martins in the Le Mans Series – and one or two cars at Le
Mans, hopefully. We’re working on some very good deals for
those two cars for next year.”
But it seems likely that the team will run more
than the two DBR9s – and there are other projects bubbling
“We have other individuals who want us to
run cars – and one of them is a Ferrari 430, possibly in collaboration
with another team. That would fit very well because I’ve got
connections with Ferrari as a customer, and they’re keen for
us to do it.
“We have another collector who may have us
running a Porsche Spyder, or an Aston Martin – or something
There’s more to Team Modena than preparing
and running cars though: as we revealed in late August – here
– Team Modena has Sergio Rinland as its Technical Director
and Rik Bryan said then that the team has a plan to “demonstrate
its capabilities at increasing levels of technology”.
He added to
that explanation of the team’s ambitions by admitting today
that “we’re working on a number of very interesting
projects on the design and engineering side. We have two significant
projects that I can’t talk about, both with major manufacturers.
“I wish I could tell you more, because it’s
very exciting – but unfortunately, at the moment, I can’t.”
There is certainly
plenty of activity going on behind the scenes in various areas of
GT and prototype racing: we’ll bring you the details (from
Team Modena and elsewhere) just as soon as they become firmed up.
Here's an image
from the last Le Mans Series race of 2006, at Jarama.