SRT back on track in Adria MERCHTEM. What with an evening race on Saturday 8th September the holiday is coming to an end for both the FIA GT as also the Citation Cup. The Belgian SRT team is also heading down to the ...
SRT back on track in Adria
MERCHTEM. What with an evening race on Saturday 8th September the holiday is coming to an end for both the FIA GT as also the Citation Cup. The Belgian SRT team is also heading down to the Italian circuit with one main objective in mind: "Our aim is to regain the leadership of the Citation Cup", Patrick Selleslagh made this quite clear. Drivers on duty to carry out this assignment are our in-house driver Tom Cloet, who has already clinched three victories in the Citation Cup with the SRT Corvette, and the 35 year old Italian Davide Amaduzzi. In the past Amaduzzi has raced single seaters, but has also competed twice in the FIA GT-championship.
"In fact I was twice at the start of an FIA GT race in 2005", the charming Italian confirmed his CV. "In Monza and Imola I was in a Porsche 996 GT3-RS and in Imola I finished sixth in the GT2-class. But this is still something else, because I estimate the Corvette GT1 to be one level higher."
And quite obviously there is also Tom Cloet. Tom, who is presently second in the rankings, commented previously that he is taking the Citation Cup to be the most important objective of the 2007 season.
Cloet: "I'm really pleased that I was able to come to an agreement with Patrick Selleslagh. This will allow me to compete in the race in Adria with the Corvette, and hopefully regain the lead from Macari and Aucott. I know that they will be strong opponents in their JMB Maserati MC12. Competing in Adria also means that I won't be driving in the 24 Hours of Zolder. The intention was that I would be competing in the Belgian event with the Aston Martin GT3 of Racing For Belgium, but I have decided to give full priority to the international calendar and SRT, especially with en eye on the title. For me the Citation Cup is undoubtedly my top priority in 2007. It is a unique opportunity to clinch an international title, and there's always a possibility that I might enter this championship again next season."
In the eyes of SRT Adria is the beginning of the last chapter of the season. A season which up until the present has gone well finishing off the summer with a perfect tenth place in the 24 Hours of Spa in July. Four races remain in the Citation Cup for the Belgian team. "We obviously hope to finish off the season with a title in Zolder", Patrick Selleslagh comments, looking ahead. "But there are still seven busy weeks ahead for us, alternating between the FIA GT races in Adria, Brno, Nogaro and Zolder as also an appearance in France. But first things first and that is Adria, where we must beat Aucott en Macari in order to regain the lead." In the meanwhile SRT is already concentrating on the coming season, because the Corvette team intends competing in the Citation Cup in 2008 also.