Thomas Biagi teamed up with Thomas Mutsch for the first two rounds of the FIA GT!

Having been the talk of the town during the Test & Media Days of the FIA GT championship with the unveiling of the new Ford GT1, the Matech GT Racing team can now officially announce the names of its two drivers for the first two rounds of the FIA GT 2009 championship. .And the least one can say is that the Ford GT1, now already meeting the technical norms as laid down for 2010 will be in the hands of a couple of experts, namely the German Thomas Mutsch, the in-house driver who is also responsible for the development of the Matech GT-Racing power beasts, and the Italian Thomas Biagi!

The latter is a true specialist when it comes to international GT competitions, with no less than two Drivers titles under his belt, in 2007 (Maserati) and 2003 (Ferrari), and not without having contributed to the Teams titles for the AF Corse organisation(2008) and Vitaphone Racing (2006 and 2005). Thomas Biagi will do everything in his power and expertise to assist Matech GT Racing in the development of the new Ford GT1, which will be making its maiden appearance at the Silverstone circuit during the first weekend of May.

"I'm truly delighted to be involved in this project ", Thomas Biagi commented. " One of the things I really appreciate in motorsport is the on-going development of the cars. The Ford GT1 Matech meets the 201O regulations, and I'm fully aware that this is not to our advantage this coming season. However on the other hand I'm certain that my experience can be put to good use to help the team, go forward and prepare the future. Since 1993 I have fully committed myself for the various teams I have been involved with, and I reckon that my integration into the Matech GT Racing organisation is an excellent thing. I will be getting to know the car at Silverstone during the initial training sessions. But I'm quite sure that with Thomas Mutsch we will produce some pretty satisfying results "

For the time being the agreement between Matech GT Racing and Thomas Biagi is based on two rounds of the championship, namely Silverstone and Adria.

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