Bucharest: Scuderia Ecosse preview

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...

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 Championship's traditional two-hour race format, in Bucharest Saturday's one-hour qualifying race will decide the grid positions ahead of Sunday's race event; which will on this occasion also last for just one-hour. Points will only be awarded for Sunday's 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 team's 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 year's Championship.

The high-octane GT race cars will add a spectacular touch of glamour and excitement to the stunning backdrop of Bucharest's 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 team's 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.

-credit: scuderiaecosse.com

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Jamie Davies , Fabio Babini
Teams AF Corse