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Ready for the show in the streets of Bucharest This weekend will be held, in the streets of the Rumanian capital Bucharest, the 6th round of the FIA GT Championship. It will be a very special race and both Anthony Kumpen and...

Ready for the show in the streets of Bucharest

This weekend will be held, in the streets of the Rumanian capital Bucharest, the 6th round of the FIA GT Championship. It will be a very special race and both Anthony Kumpen and Bert Longin are keen to race on this unusual track.

"It will be special indeed", says Anthony Kumpen. "Not only because it is a street circuit, but also because the event contains two one-hour races, instead of the regular 120 minute-distance. A race in the heart of a city centre is always a special experience; F1 drivers also consider Monaco as one of their favourite tracks, and the same feeling lives among the FIA GT regulars. We're keen to race around the legendary Ceaucescu palace. It's more like a 'real' Gran Turismo game. And we'll get sprint races, something SRO wants to introduce in GT racing. One race on Saturday and one on Sunday will guarantee the show."

"We know the format, as the Belgian GT Championship is identical", continues Bert Longin. "We'll have two chances to obtain a good result, if something goes wrong on Saturday, we might always do better the day after. The Saleen never drove in Bucharest, so we'll have to start from scratch. Even if the season wasn't easy so far, we remain motivated. Autosport still is a passion, so we'll do everything possible to obtain a good result. I think that qualifying will be hard, but the race might be different on this track. And I just ask one thing. Let it be dry."

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Anthony Kumpen , Bert Longin