The brand-new CR Scuderia racing team took to the track for the first time today at Donington Park, testing an array of drivers for its 2008 British GT Championship campaign.

The team ran the first of the 2008-spec Ferrari 430 GT3 cars and it was CRS Team Director, Andrew Kirkaldy, who took to the track first for a few installation laps.

Following Kirkaldy's run the car was driven by Porsche Carrera Cup GB Champion, James Sutton; Formula Renault stars, Dean Smith and Jeremy Metcalfe; and British GT regulars, Ben de Zille Butler, Tom Alexander and Michael Bentwood.

CRS Team Manager, Malcolm Swetnam, commented: "We've had a positive and productive day; the car ran faultlessly and all of the guys we tested thoroughly enjoyed driving the Ferrari."

The next outing for CRS is at Fiorano next Tuesday when Andrew Kirkaldy will be back behind the wheel; this time to shakedown the world's first 2008-spec Ferrari 430 GT2 car.

-credit: crscuderia.com