The first BRC I will participate in with a non lore based LHE car. At least for the pre-test season.
Wilson to test for GT Vitale ahead of Global GT Championship
Daniel Wilson will test in the brand new GT Vitale run Lanark GT1-R for the first time ahead of the teams debut with the new vehicle. The team has been in a long negotiation over how it wishes to run both the team and the driver, especially considering Lanark’s test drivers Harry MacKinnon and Theo Van Oirschot have both been left abscent from the grid. The final agreement resulted in the signing of independent driver Wilson, with MacKinnon being the reserve. A secnd agreement with Van Oirschot and Venturi Espada means he will end up in Fruinian GT. Things are looking up for the long-standing Lanark company but it has been made clear this new beast is hard to handle as MacKinnon spun during a press day, nearly leaving the soon-to-be GT Vitale chassis in the wall. Thankfully for him, he left the track unscathed.
Marketing Photo taken during a private run around the isle of skye. Boost was turned down considerably to counteract the difficulties faced by MacKinnon in the press day
The 1996 Astra Type 57 racecar. The newly formed race team’s first bespoke car, the Type 57 will be driven by Neil Sullivan in the GT2 class.
#61 FABEL Sport Cygnus X-1
For the 1996 BRC:GGTS season, FABEL Sport, the motorsports arm of Belgian auto manufacturer FABEL, is entering the Cygnus X-1 into the GT2 category. Built completely out of high-tech composite materials for light weight and safety, the Cygnus X-1 serves as a testbed for advanced technologies that will find their way into production FABEL vehicles in the not-too-distant future, and points to a future of more sustainable, yet fast and exciting, motor racing.
Weighing in at only 711 kilograms, the Cygnus X-1 is powered by the all-new, revolutionary Tethys inline-4 engine, which will debut in production FABELs for the 1998 model year. The Tethys will bring advanced materials and manufacturing techniques along with technologies as turbocharging and twin-cam variable valve timing to FABEL for the first time, and is a key component of “Projet21”, FABEL’s bold plan to lead the industry into the 21st century and beyond. Producing 355 horsepower out of less than two litres of displacement, the Tethys grants the Cygnus X-1 incredible performance and efficiency.
The #61 Cygnus X-1 will be driven by Nik Lind, FABEL’s star touring car driver, for the 1996 season. Nik brings several years of experience to FABEL Sport, having driven a number of cars for the team since his debut in 1991.
Question regarding pit strategy… Does fueling and tire changes happen simultaneously or sequentially during a pit?
Nevermind, it says in the guide they happen at the same time.
Pre-season testing deadline has passed
- Any entry coming in now or later will not be part of the testing - deadlines are deadlines
- please give me 2-3 days to get the results ready
Some really great looking cars there, I am impressed
Privateers from Einfach Springs Motorsport decided to enter the Global GT pre season testing. So they took a Schwarzburg Garm which was used in rally, due to it’s lightweight chassis and body.
They put a 3.0l V6 in the middle and ditched the AWD system for the lighter RWD alternative. They added GT wings and lips to the car for better downforce. And renamed it to Garm GT2.
The only man brave enough to drive this deathtrap was Finnish Rally driver Sami Toivonen. who had driven the Schwarzburg Garm on rally stages in Finland.
(Sorry for the eye burning potato quality)
Is that small body everyone is using for gt2 a mod?
Yes, it’s a mod
Ta da, my first actual entry into a competiton, the Union Motorsports BRC Spec 96. It’s not pretty, it’s not fast, but it drives. And really, what else do you want out of a car?
We used two wangs instead of one because downforce is hard to come by these days. Despite maxing out wing and aero potential with our unmentioned gigantic splitter, we’re expected to finish the sessions at the very least. Livery in progress, and hopefully some sort of improvement comes with it.
Thicc Johnson is behind the wheel of this bad boy and the 28 year old Pole is also expecting to finish sessions. Amazing.
Anyway, it’s not a looker, but it should do the job. I think.
2 Wings was only allowed in GT1. So I hope you went with GT1.
I wouldn’t have used two wings if I was going to enter a GT2 car
Equipe Mardre Sports is pleased to announce their entry in the BRC Global GT Challenge. Jean-Luc Ledgédale, CEO of EMS, had the following comment. “Well, nobody said we couldn’t use one of our former Group C chassis; naturally it took a certain amount of ballast to comply with the rules as written but ehh… the Salope Gran Vitesse is a well developed reliable car and should be very competitive in the GT2 category. We decided on GT2 as the power requirements are in line with the endurance specification of our very well proven V8 powerplant, and it was easier to adjust the suspension rather than the engine.”