GT star Paolo Ruberti has signed with Graham Nash Motorsport for a second term in the FIA GT Championship. The deal was confirmed at the Autosport International Racing Car Show today, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK. The...
GT star Paolo Ruberti has signed with Graham Nash Motorsport for a second term in the FIA GT Championship.
The deal was confirmed at the Autosport International Racing Car Show today, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK.
The 29 year old from Legnago (Italy) was more than pleased to commit to GNM. He will drive one of two Saleen S7R's that GNM will run in this year's Championship, with a second driver who will be announced very shortly.
Speaking about the deal Ruberti commented "I'm very happy to race again with Graham Nash Motorsport in 2005 because after one year I know very well the team and the potential they have. I am sure we will be quick and have the reliability that we had last season".
Team Principal Graham Nash added "Yes we are delighted to re- sign Paolo. He is undoubtedly one of the best GT drivers in the World right now and he will be a huge asset to our team this year. We have a very strong working relationship, so therefore we are pleased to retain his services".
Ruberti continued "The FIA GT is now like a World Championship and there is a lot of interest from the media, and for this reason my sponsors are happy to continue with their support".
"I think I have proved a lot last season, not only with my own ability but also that of the team. This is why I will continue my career in the direction of GT's. The GT format is very good. It really tests the whole team over a 3 hour sprint. My team has proved they have the skill and experience at this level".
"As far as GT racing in Italy, it really is growing in importance, especially with the strong involvement of Ferrari. But I like to be different, and the Saleen for me will be the car to have this year, aside from the Maserati!"
"I will do what I can for my fans in Italy and of course for my team. Graham and the guys have all worked hard over the winter, and bringing along the second car will only strengthen the team's commitment and determination to win in the FIA GT category".