FFSA GT Preview – Magny-Cours
Outclassing everyone since Albi, Bruno Besson and David Hallyday
(Force One Viper) are in the lead of the FFSA GT Championship for
the first time this season, after the recent Le Mans round. Motivated
more than ever in the Force One Racing home ground, both men intend
to take advantage of their knowledge of the Magny-Cours circuit
to make ‘the difference’.
season we have been used to many developments, so the win is far
certain for the Force One pairing. VBM, with Patrick Bornhauser
and Olivier Thévenin, and Larbre Compétition, with
Dumez and Jean-Luc Blanchemain (right), will do everything to claim
the coveted title with their Vipers. The three line-ups have duly
prepared for this last round, and even if the pressure will be a
little stronger, the drivers' motivation should lead to exchanges
even more heated than usual. The first race should clarify the situation,
and the winning pairing will take a big step forward the title,
but however that may turn out, the last race will likely decide
The leaders will also
have to deal with other contenders very much on form recently, such
as Dupuy / Fiat in the DDO Saleen, Beltoise / Lacroix-Wasover (Lease
Plan Autovitesse Viper) and the Mirabeau armada. Even if they cannot
claim the title now, all these entrants will do their best to finish
the season with a flourish.
and Thierry Rabineau believed they could have claimed the N-GT title
at Le Mans, but the race results ensured that they didn’t.
Being 17.5 pts ahead of Mouez / Prunet, the Nourry Compétition
drivers have just to score some points to be the first N-GT Trophy
winners ever. For this last round, the Almeras Team will be back,
Marc Sourd and Pierre Martinet racing again with their favourite
team, at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3-RS.
Claude Foubert - with thanks to Fred Espinos, Apollo Media