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BGTC: Team Modena plan Rockingham comeback

Team Modena Targeting Rockingham Comeback Team Modena will not be contesting this weekend's two rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Croft, North Yorkshire, electing instead to concentrate fully understanding and resolving the ...

Team Modena Targeting Rockingham Comeback

Team Modena will not be contesting this weekend's two rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Croft, North Yorkshire, electing instead to concentrate fully understanding and resolving the engine issues that affected the team's Lamborghini Gallardo at the Thruxton rounds of the series. Rather than perform a quick-fix, the team are bringing the technical expertise and facilities of their Lamborghini Wycombe base to focus on analysing the underlying cause of the problem on the still relatively new race car prior to the season finale at Rockingham.

"We are disappointed to have to miss this weekend's races," said Team Principal Graham Schultz, "but we are still dealing with a brand-new car, and failures of this sort are very rare on these complex engines.

"We have a lot of experience with these units from our road-car activities, and we want to ensure that we use that expertise to fully investigate and understand the technical issues we faced over the weekend to make sure we have no repetition."

Team Modena Working to Make Silverstone LMS Paddock Even More Spectacular!

Team Modena Team Modena will be making the paddock at Silverstone's round of the Le Mans Series later this month a mecca for car enthusiasts. In addition to the spectacular race cars the series features, Currently over 60 super-cars will be joining the race teams in the paddock for the UK's highest-profile endurance event of the year, with mouth-watering Lamborghinis and Ferraris joined by McLaren Mercedes SLRs, Carrera GTs, and even a Bugatti Veyron.

The team's successful efforts to bring a host of Lamborghinis into the Silverstone British GT paddock in August attracted the attention of LMS series organisers the ACO, who contacted the team and asked if they could do the same for the six-hour race on September 16th.

"The ACO called us after Silverstone and asked how we had organised the cars we had in the paddock," said Schultz, "and when we explained what we had done, they asked if we could do the same for the visit of the LMS there.

"We should have a great display of cars - with more still to come - and now we have gained support from Michelin, both technically from their customer support team and with their kitchen and Michelin-starred chefs. We are proud to be involved in making a great weekend even more spectacular, and that the ACO were aware of what we have been doing and approached us to get involved at Silverstone.

The team's Aston Martin DBR9 won the British round of the series last year, and looks to be a favourite for LM GT1 class honours at Silverstone with team regular Antonio Garcia joined by Le Mans winner Darren Turner for the 1000km race.

-credit: tm

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