British independent racing team Graham Nash Motorsport (GNM) has decided to focus its efforts for the Proximus 24 hours of Spa on a single Saleen S7- R car, featuring a four-driver line-up. Thomas Erdos and Mike Newton are joined in the lead Saleen by Miguel Ramos and Pedro Chaves who usually drive the second GNM Saleen together with Ni Amorin.
Said team owner Graham Nash : "The schedule for the FIA GT Championship is pretty unrelenting. To date we have not managed to find a long enough window to give any of the other possible drivers we had lined up, an extended test in the car. We are mindful of the many stresses which the car has to cope with during a 24 hour race and feel that our best strategy is to combine four of the five drivers who drive the car for us regularly, into a single entry. We are very grateful to Ni for stepping aside and being so understanding about this and to the FIA who would have preferred us to run two cars.
"X-trac have also put a tremendous effort into modifying the transmission. Being new for this season and specifically developed for the FIA GT Championship, it has not yet run in a endurance environment. With this strong driver line-up we will certainly be aiming for a podium as long as we're still around at 4pm on Sunday."