TIME TO CZECH IN AT BRNO
By Lewis James Houghton
Sep 11, 2008, 17:34
The 5.402 km Brno circuit in the Czech republic will host round 7 of the FIA GT Championship this weekend. Racing will return to the more familiar format of the two-hour endurance race on Sunday 14th September. The challenging and undulating circuit is a firm favourite with Jamie Davies and Fabio Babini.
After such a strong showing at the Bucharest City Challenge the Scuderia Ecosse team will be hoping to maximize their chances and points as the season moves into the final stages.
As Jamie prepared to head to the Brno race weekend he commented, “Brno is a very nice circuit to drive, it has a good selection of corners and lots of height changes over the lap. It’s going to be interesting this year as the circuit has been totally re-surfaced since I last drove there. Pirelli did a great job with the tyres at Bucharest and I am confident we will have a very competitive car for the Brno race.
With cooler race temperatures ahead Italian Fabio Babini commented, “I am looking forward to racing at Brno once again, as it is a fantastic drivers circuit. With the latest developments from Pirelli and our encouraging pace at Bucharest last month, I am confident that Jamie and I will be able to push hard for the podium during the two hour race”.
Scuderia Ecosse team principal Stewart Roden commented “Brno is a very challenging track and the team really enjoys going there. With Pirelli’s hard work on the production of new tyres all year – I am confident this will be reflected in our performance this weekend”.
Keep right up to date with the Team’s progress this weekend with the extensive TV coverage now being offered during the 2008 season. The TV Schedule for the UK is as follows: Live Coverage of Round 7 of the FIA GT 2008 Brno race will be shown on Motors TV (Sky channel 413) throughout the race weekend. Race highlights will be broadcast 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.