Car Challenge Gets Underway Soon
2006 season of the Sports Car Challenge commences on May 13/14 at
Varano in Italy, and another manufacturer will make its debut in
the series. Czech team Pfeifer Motorsport and driver Michal Pavlik
have entered a Picchio LMP2, powered by a 3.4l Alfa Romeo V6 engine
from tuner Ellegi. The factory-supported car was on display at the
first race weekend in the Czech Republic last month, at Brno. The
440bhp engine will be swapped for a smaller 3 liter unit for a couple
of races in the Italian Championship later in the season. An excursion
to Vallelunga for the Gold Cup is also on the agenda.
Team and driver
have prototype experience; Pavlik drove a PRC-Alfa in the Czech
endurance series when it was still open for prototypes, and later
had a few outings in a PRC-BMW in the Sports Car Challenge.
Motorsport car may not be the only Picchio at the Varano races;
the factory may also enter a CN “Light” for a young