Scuderia Ecosse 2004 Team News
Race Preview - Rounds 15 & 16 Brands Hatch 
By Lindsay Morle

Sep 29, 2004, 18:33

Six months ago the Scuderia Ecosse team launched its bid for the 2004 British GT Championship at Brands Hatch. Since then the team has been through some great times and some tough times whilst fighting for the title. From the first victory at Donington, to the double at Snetterton, swiftly past Castle Combe and onto a super win at Thruxton, Scuderia Ecosse has had a very busy first season in GT racing.

With the driver’s title out of reach (subject to confirmation of the results from Round 12), the Scuderia Ecosse team is still in with a chance of winning the coveted Team Championship at Brands Hatch. There are also a few other ‘competitions’ to complete such as ‘Most Poles’, Most Victories’ and ‘Most Fastest Laps’ so the team will be out on top form this weekend.

Stewart Roden, Scuderia Ecosse Team Principal
“We’ve had a fantastic first year of GT racing and I hope we can finish off the season in style at Brands Hatch with a couple of victories. We had a lot to learn at the start of the year and I can safely say that we did just that and had a great time along the way. We’ve got some exciting plans for 2005 but we’ll tell you all about that later. Let’s finish off the job we started first!”

Car #35 – Ferrari 360 GTC:

Andrew Kirkaldy
“Brands Hatch is a bit of an unknown for us but we’ve every reason to expect to go well there, even though the track is so short. The one advantage of running on the Indy circuit is that with such a short lap it’s easier for us to pull out the necessary 20-second lead before the pit-stop. That’s supposing we are in the lead to start with but we’ll just have to make sure of that!”

Nathan Kinch
“This is going to be an interesting event for us. With such a short circuit there will be a lot of backmarkers to deal with and that can always throw up a few surprises. Our target is two wins and we won’t be happy with anything less.”

Car #34 – Ferrari 360 GT:

Tim Mullen
“It’s going to be very busy out on that track this weekend! It will be hard to get a clear qualifying lap but it’s the same for everyone so it’s not so bad. We should go well at Brands, Chris ran well there in our recent test, and there’s no reason why we can’t go out there and get another win.”

Chris Niarchos
“I am really looking forward to this weekend. With a chance to take third in the championship (in terms of driver pairings) we will be going for it. Tim and I want to show everyone what we can do and this weekend we can prove it. The car was great in testing and we are ready to go!”

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