The FIA GT
regular DAMS-run Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT, the dramatic
Ferrari Enzo supercar, and the new Formula 3 Dallara F305,
lead out the heavily Italian flavoured SRO Motorsports Group
stand, at the Autosport International in Birmingham this
front-running trio are joined by Scuderia Ecosse's Ferrari
360 GTC, resplendent in its new red, white and blue 2005
livery, and in fact, the only non Italian built cars lined
by SRO at the world's leading motorsport show, which ends
later this evening, are Graham Nash Motorsport's Saleen
S7-R, and the JWR-run Porsche 993 GT3 RS.
SRO are nowadays
one of the biggest motor racing promoters across the globe.
Best known for organising the hugely-popular FIA GT
Championship, they also promote the British F3 and GT
series', as well as the French FFSA Super SÚrie, and the mix
of racing car's on display aimed to reflect this mix.
of the SRO stand, and one car that is drawing the show's
large and enthusiastic crowds, is the very
impressive-looking orange and black coloured Lamborghini
Murcielago R-GT that was campaigned last year by DAMS during
the closing four races of the FIA GT Championship.
This car is the
no 26 example which made its series debut at Imola in
September, and was piloted by a highly experienced duo,
Jean-Denis Deletraz and Andrea Piccini. Although the new
Lamborghini struggled to make an instant impact, it did
however show strong flashes of promise, although a severe
lack of pre-debut testing meant that the two DAMS cars were
often hampered by teething problems.
Last year was to
prove a difficult first season for the new Lamborghini
Murcielago R-GT racer, which was first unveiled at the 2003
Frankfurt IAA. An early season podium finish in the FIA GT
Championship for a test car, entered by Reiter Engineering,
the concern charged with development of the project,
immediately underlined that the R-GT did indeed have racing