Matech Competition changes driver line-up

FIA GT1 - Major reshuffling of drivers for the rest of the season Currently third in the team standings and second in the driver standings in the FIA GT1 World Championship, Matech Competition puts chance to one side with a major reshuffle of...

FIA GT1 - Major reshuffling of drivers for the rest of the season

Currently third in the team standings and second in the driver standings in the FIA GT1 World Championship, Matech Competition puts chance to one side with a major reshuffle of drivers for the rest of the season, for the Matech Ford GT1 no.5 and no.6 cars.

This new driver line-up will take up the challenge from the next FIA GT1 round at Spa-Francorchamps, on July Friday 30th and Saturday 31st and there on for the remainder of the season.

Team Manager, Martin Bartek, and the entire Matech team are delighted to welcome Neel Jani and Richard Westbrook, who will drive with Romain Grosjean and Thomas Mutsch.

The new team-mate of Romain Grosjean is Neel Jani. A young Swiss driver, he contested in Formula Renault and GP2 before becoming the 3rd driver of Scuderia Torro Rosso in Formula 1 in 2006. After 3 podiums in the Champ Car World Series and having the title of World Champion of A1 GP in 2007-2008, he discovered endurance racing in 2010, competing in both the Le Mans Series and in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in LMP1 category. Now driving with Matech Competition, who is still aiming for a world champion team title, Neel Jani has a new chance to become world champion.

FIA GT2 Champion in 2009, Richard Westbrook is no stranger to endurance and GT racing. His 2010 season so far has been very successful: racing in Le Mans Series (GT2 category), 3 rd in the 24 Hours of Daytona, racing in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, 3rd in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (GT2 category) and racing in the 24 Hours of Spa. He will no doubt be very competitive with Thomas Mutsch in the FIA GT1 World Championship.

-source: matech

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Neel Jani , Romain Grosjean , Richard Westbrook , Martin Bartek , Thomas Mutsch