EU3: CRS Racing joins series

A NEW CHALLENGE FOR CRS IN 2009 CRS Racing is adding another string to its bow in 2009 with the announcement that it will run two cars in the FIA GT3 European Championship*. This is a brand new challenge for the team that already races two GT2...

A NEW CHALLENGE FOR CRS IN 2009

CRS Racing is adding another string to its bow in 2009 with the announcement that it will run two cars in the FIA GT3 European Championship*. This is a brand new challenge for the team that already races two GT2 Ferraris in the main FIA GT Championship.

"We're very excited about doing FIA GT3," said Team Director, Andrew Kirkaldy. "We're going for a newly-homologated car which will be one of the most competitive out there in 2009. Although very few people knew about our plans before today we have already had interest from drivers. Once we have spoken to everyone interested we can work on making sure our pairings are competitive and capable of winning the Championship."

"FIA GT3 is a great step forward for CRS," added Team Principal, Chris Niarchos. "It's a new chapter for the team and an important part of our plan to expand into Europe. We have had success in British GT and now we are looking forward to taking on strong European GT3 competition. We have the capacity to do both FIA GT3 and British GT so, as long as we fill the seats, we will run in both championships."

The 2009 FIA GT3 season starts at Silverstone in April. The six-event, 12-race series, also goes to Adria, Oschersleben, Algarve and Paul Ricard before finishing in Dubai in November.

*subject to final approval from the FIA

-credit: crs

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Chris Niarchos , Andrew Kirkaldy