EU-GT3: Paul Ricard: Fischer Racing preview

Kickoff for the second half Fischer Racing starts into the second half of the FIA GT3 European Championship season at this weekend's fourth round at the "HTTT Paul Ricard" in Le Castellet (France). The former French Formula One track is a...

Kickoff for the second half

Fischer Racing starts into the second half of the FIA GT3 European Championship season at this weekend's fourth round at the "HTTT Paul Ricard" in Le Castellet (France). The former French Formula One track is a familiar venue for the two drivers of the Fischer Racing-Ford GT, Christoffer Nygaard (DK) and Mikko Eskelinen (FI). Last autumn Nygaard and Eskelinen won their first common race in the Ford GT at the 5842-meter long track at the Cote d'Azur.

The last weekend of the European Championship went quite successful for the two Scandinavians. At Jarama in Spain they scored their two best results in this years Championship and are eager to continue in this style at Paul Ricard. "Mikko and I know the track at Le Castellet quite well. But other teams also do a lot of testing there, so I suppose all drivers are on a similar level in that term", Christoffer Nygaard says. "It's very difficult to make a prediction for this weekend. There are a lot of long straights at Paul Ricard, which don't suit us very well. But on the other hand, there are also some quick corners, in which our car handles very well. Last year a Ford GT won the European Championship at Paul Ricard race, so I'm rather confident for the weekend. The last races showed that everything can happen. And if we have two trouble free races, we hope for two good results.

For the fourth round of the championship, Fischer Racing gets some unexpected help from the organisers of the series. The Ford GT will be allowed to race with a reduced ride height in the two races in France, which results in an increased performance of the car.

The Fischer Racing-Ford GT will be faced with strong opposition of around 35 competitors of eight different prestigious brands like Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Audi und BMW in the FIA GT3-European Championship. Fischer Racing is the only team in the FIA GT3 racing at Ford GT, one of the most successful cars in the series history. In 2010 12 races at six events are scheduled all across Europe.

FIA GT3-European Championship in TV:

All races of the 2010 FIA GT3 European Championship are shown live or re-live on the European motorsport channel "Motors TV"

Saturday: 03. July, 14.30 -- 16.00 o'clock LIVE
Sunday: 04. July, 17.00 -- 18.00 o'clock RE-LIVE

-source: fischer racing

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Christoffer Nygaard , Mikko Eskelinen