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Martin Matzke joins Belgian Racing

Martin Matzke Joins Belgian Racing For 2011

I'm happy to have been given this opportunity to move up to the GT1 World Championship with Belgian Racing.

Martin Matzke

Belgian Racing have moved a step closer to completing their full driver line up for the 2011 GT1 World Championship season, having today agreed terms with young Czech driver, Martin Matzke.

Matzke moves up to the premier sportscar class with Belgian Racing after gaining valuable experience in the hotly contested GT3 European Championship in recent seasons.

"I'm happy to have been given this opportunity to move up to the GT1 World Championship with Belgian Racing," declared Matzke. "The Ford GT looks to be a competitive package and I'm already looking forward to seeing how the car performs on track in Abu Dhabi. We will only get one test ahead of the first race, but the team are very experienced and I'm sure that they will be a great help as I make the transition to GT1 racing."

At just 21-years-of-age, Matzke will be the youngest driver on the GT1 grid this season. Signing such a young driver was a deliberate move on the part of Belgian Racing, as the team looks to develop up and coming drivers into the stars of the future.

"We wanted Martin because he is still a young driver, albeit one with a lot of experience in the GT3 European Championship," explains Laurence Hanssen, Belgian Racing Team Manager. "We have an opportunity this season to develop talent, rather than simply buying in established drivers, and working with Martin this year is the first part of a long term plan for us to do this."

Belgian Racing will confirm their full driver line up for the 2011 GT1 World Championship season shortly before the first race, which takes place at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on 26th March.

-source: belgian racing

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