Reigning British GT Champions Scuderia Ecosse will begin the defence of their 2006 title at Oulton Park this Easter weekend. Both Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen are eager to get back on track after a long winter of preparation. Chris Niarchos:...
Reigning British GT Champions Scuderia Ecosse will begin the defence of their 2006 title at Oulton Park this Easter weekend. Both Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen are eager to get back on track after a long winter of preparation.
Chris Niarchos: "I can't wait to start the new British season. Oulton Park is a great track so it's good that we're going back there after a year away. It has a little bit of everything and with the Ferrari being so nimble it suits us perfectly. The Ferrari 430 is an awesome car and it has run faultlessly straight out of the box. So far the Avon tyre development has been disappointing so it will be interesting to see how things go at Oulton. Even with all the information we have at our disposal there's only one way to know how competitive you are and that is to get out there and race!"
Tim Mullen: "This is an important year for Chris and I as it's our best opportunity to take the British title. We've been working hard to get to know the 430; we would have liked a few more weeks with the car but it is so new that's not possible. The first race is always a bit of a lottery so it's hard to say how competitive we'll be. We're also unsure of the Avons so let's get the first weekend done and see where we are up to."
Stewart Roden: "This is going to be a very busy year for Scuderia Ecosse what with British GT, FIA GT and Le Mans. We are very at home in the British Championship though so we know what we need to do. As the guys said there are still a few unknowns so we need to start racing to see the level of competition. Chris has been training hard over the winter and is fitter than ever so I hope he can have a champion year!"
The team is currently in Dijon, France, for the FIA GT Media Day and Test. Once testing is complete on Wednesday night the team will return to the UK to prepare for the British GT races at Oulton Park. The two Oulton Park races are on Saturday at 1635 and Easter Monday at 1340.