Russian Age Racing announces Aston Martin deal

Cirtek Motorsport announces 2005 Aston Martin DBR9 race programme Cirtek Motorsport is proud to announce that it will be the first private team to compete with the Aston Martin DBR9 in the FIA GT Championship. The car will be present at...

Cirtek Motorsport announces 2005 Aston Martin DBR9 race programme

Cirtek Motorsport is proud to announce that it will be the first private team to compete with the Aston Martin DBR9 in the FIA GT Championship. The car will be present at the official test day at Spa on 12 July and will make its race debut at the 24 hour race at the end of the month.

The Russian Age Racing entry at Spa will be driven by regular drivers Christophe Bouchut, Nikolay Fomenko and Alexey Vasiliev and they will be joined by a fourth driver who will be announced shortly.

The car will compete in the remaining rounds of the 2005 FIA GT Championship and further announcements regarding the 2006 season will be made soon.

This exciting development marks a further major step forward for Cirtek Motorsport. In partnership with the East Anglian Aston Martin distributor Stratton Motor Company, new purpose-built technical facilities are currently under construction.

The new racing headquarters are housed close to Stratton Motor Company's Aston Martin distributorship and this move will enable road and race clients to share a unique experience when visiting either facility.

Rob Schirle commented: 'I am delighted with this latest progression for Cirtek and to be working in partnership with Roger Bennington. The commencement of the Aston Martin DBR9 race programme gives Russian Age Racing added awareness and credibility on the world motorsport stage'.

Roger Bennington added: 'Both companies have very substantial investment in motorsport staff, equipment and facilities. In discussing the DBR9 racing car and how we would operate it, it made perfect sense to align our interests. I am delighted that with our long history of association with Aston Martin, Stratton Motor Company now houses a high profile international racing programme'.

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Christophe Bouchut , Alexey Vasiliev