DOUBLE THE ACTION AWAITS THE FANS IN BUCHAREST
By Lewis James Houghton
Aug 21, 2008, 22:27
Round 6 of the FIA GT Championship sees the Scuderia Ecosse team tackle the mean streets of the Romanian capital, Bucharest, this weekend. The 2008 Bucharest City Challenge promises some added excitement, with a new race format on trial for this heat of the Championship.
In a change to the Championshipís traditional two-hour race format, in Bucharest Saturdayís one-hour qualifying race will decide the grid positions ahead of Sundayís race event; which will on this occasion also last for just one-hour. Points will only be awarded for Sundayís race and this will allow the teams to maximise their performance on the track by racing for shorter periods, whilst providing the Romanian race fans with double the action over the weekend.
Having had a chance to recover from the demands of the 24-hour endurance race at Spa, the teamís drivers Jamie Davies and Fabio Babini will be keen to make the most of the maximum weight penalty which championship leaders AF Corse will be carrying around this tight and challenging circuit. Before heading out to Bucharest Team Principal Stewart Roden made it clear that he is hoping to better the 3rd place podium finish achieved by the team at the same event in last yearís Championship.
The high-octane GT race cars will add a spectacular touch of glamour and excitement to the stunning backdrop of Bucharestís Peoples Palace, and the crowds are guaranteed some stunning wheel-to-wheel action over the 2-day event.
Keep right up to date with the teamís progress this weekend with the extensive TV coverage now available throughout the 2008 season. The TV schedule for the UK is as follows: Live Coverage of Round 6 of the FIA GT 2008 Bucharest City challenge will be shown on Motors TV throughout the race weekend with race highlights available on ITV4 and Sky Sports. See TV listings for up-to-date schedules.
Live race timing can also be viewed at www.gt1live.tv and www.mstworld.com
For additional information on the Scuderia Ecosse and The 2008 Bucharest City Challenge Round 6 Preview - CONTACT Lewis J Houghton +44(0)7990823936 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.scuderiaecosse.com