Nurburgring: Spyker Squadron preview

SNORAS Spyker Squadron 1000 k of the Nurburgring Preview Just three weeks after the 1000 km of the Algarve the SNORAS Spyker Squadron is back in action this weekend. The fourth round of the 2009 Le Mans Series takes the team to the German Eifel...

SNORAS Spyker Squadron 1000 k of the Nurburgring Preview

Just three weeks after the 1000 km of the Algarve the SNORAS Spyker Squadron is back in action this weekend. The fourth round of the 2009 Le Mans Series takes the team to the German Eifel region for the 1000 km of the Nurburgring.

Despite a 10-place grid penalty for changing an engine in Portugal the team is determined to keep up the competitive swing as experienced at Le Mans and Portimo and is hoping for at least a repeat of last years result when the number 85 Spyker Squadron C8 Laviolette GT2R finished fifth in the penultimate round of the season.

The teams regular drivers, Tom Coronel and Jarek Janis, will be behind the wheel again in Germany.

Peter van Erp, Managing Director Spyker Squadron: "We will be going for it again at the Nurburgring. Portimo was a new track for us, the Nurburgring is a rather familiar place. Despite the grid penalty we were given I am really positive ahead of this weekend and I think we should be able to be on the pace again. Jarek is already familiar with the circuit from his DTM time and has proven he is quick around the track when he raced for us back in 2007".

Thirteen GT2 cars will take part in the race this weekend. The 1000 km or six-hour race will start this Sunday at 12:30 CET. The weather forecast for the weekend includes rain on Friday and sunshine on Saturday and Sunday.

-credit: ss

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Tom Coronel , Jarek Janis