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GTO: Series Magny-Cours preview

Porsche And Ferrari Resume Their Duel In Magny-Cours The International GT Open is heading to Magny-Cours, for its fifth round of the 2009 season and one of its most traditional events next week-end (19-20 September), with a 25-strong entry list,...

Porsche And Ferrari Resume Their Duel In Magny-Cours

The International GT Open is heading to Magny-Cours, for its fifth round of the 2009 season and one of its most traditional events next week-end (19-20 September), with a 25-strong entry list, which has been released today by GT Sport.

In the Super GT category, the Porsche delegation (which currently has three teams in the top five of the overall standings) will be led, as usual, by the two Autorlando 997 RSR of Lietz-Roda and Gião-Couceiro (with current co-leader Richard Lietz freshly- crowned as LMS GT2 Champion) and the three cars of French IMSA Performance Matmut, with Pilet-Narac in the role of local heroes. Ferrari representation includes six F430: the ones to be watched more closely are the Trottet car of Swiss duo Fassler-Camathias (currently second in the standings), the Advanced Engineering of Rugolo-Ricci (also a race-winner this year) and the Megadrive of Cioci-Perazzini. Complete the field in Super GT the two Sun-Reds SR21; Frenchman touring car driver Eric Cayrolle will make his debut in the series on one of the Spanish machines.

Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Corvette, Viper and Mosler are the makes represented in GTS, currently dominated by the Kessel Ferrari of Peter-Broniszewski and where French colors will be well defended by the two Lamborghinis Gallardo for the Ruffier Racing, the Ferrari F430 GT3 of JMB Racing (with Mallegol-Bachelier) and the Corvette of Jean-Claude Lagniez. Also to be noted, the come-back of the Vipers of FR Motorsport and Gianni Giudici and the possible debut of a Rollcentre Mosler.

Fans in Magny-Cours will also enjoy the excitement of Formula 3, thanks to the Euro F.3 Open, and other series such as the Formula Le Mans, the Formula Academy Euro Series and the Caterham Cup. The Magny-Cours GT Open will be broadcasted life in Italy (Nuvolari), Spain (Canal +) nd Portugal (Sport TV), with ample coverage throughout Europe thanks to Eurosport (in Motorsports Weekend and on Eurosport 2 on Monday 21st September at 18:45 CET) and Motors TV on Saturday 26th September.

-credit: gtopen

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Series GT
Drivers Jean-Claude Lagniez , Eric Cayrolle , Gianni Giudici , Richard Lietz
Teams IMSA Performance Matmut