Edinburgh -- 26 September 2006: Scuderia Ecosse's gruelling schedule continues this weekend with the next round of the FIA GT Championship in Hungary's stunning capital city, Budapest, affectionately known as 'the Paris of the East'. The Hungaroring, situated just north of Budapest, is best known as the host of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix, which it has staged since 1986, in the days when Hungary was still behind the Iron Curtain.
The track itself has been described as 'Monaco without the barriers' due to its tight and twisty nature. It takes very precise driving to complete the perfect lap here and the turn one tight right-hander could provide some drama at the start. The circuit is situated in a natural amphitheatre so, unlike many of today's circuits, most of the track can be viewed from the back of the Paddock.
The track is new to a lot of the drivers but this is no real disadvantage. They have all seen it on television many times over! Good weather is expected for this weekend so the team is looking forward to getting on track and getting the job done.