It was always going to be a tall order to go straight from the Le Mans 24 Hours to a British GT race weekend at Mondello Park but the Scuderia Ecosse team had no idea quite how hard it would turn out to be.
Race one on Saturday ended prematurely when the engine began to overheat, leaving Chris Niarchos with no choice but to pit and retire the Ferrari. With the car fixed the team ventured out for the warm up session this morning but the problem recurred. Stewart Roden and his team, after a late night on Saturday, had a busy time ahead to get the Ferrari ready for this afternoon's race. Unfortunately the problem could not be fixed in time and the Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari was unable to take part in race two.
Stewart Roden: "The long and short of it is that the water expansion tank burst, causing the engine to overheat the cylinder head gasket. It's a real shame as we should have done well here. We're hoping for better luck in Oschersleben; the other two Ferrari teams have won an FIA race each so I think it's our turn now!"
Next up for Scuderia Ecosse is round three of the FIA GT Championship at Oschersleben in Germany next weekend.