"Weíve been bowled over by the reaction to the news that
Nigel is joining us at Silverstone. Itíll be a busy weekend
for us but we want to do a good job for Nigel and of course
for our championship campaign so weíll be getting our heads
down and working hard next week."
Scuderia Ecosse is a
Championship-winning Ferrari GT racing team, based close to Edinburgh in
Scotland. In 2007 the team is competing in the FIA GT Championship and the Le
Mans 24 Hours. In three short years Scuderia Ecosse has gone from being a brand
new GT team to becoming two-time British GT Champions, race winners in the Le
Mans Series and the FIA GT Championship and podium-finishers at the daunting Le
Mans 24 Hours.
Round two of the FIA GT Championship
(The Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy) takes place at Silverstone on Sunday
6 May 2007. The FIA GT cars are first out on track on Saturday 5 May at 0900hrs
for an 80-minute practice session. A second 80-minute session takes place at
1325hrs before the 1745hrs qualifying session. There is a 30-minute warm up
session on Sunday morning at 0900hrs before the two-hour race begins at 1200hrs.
The FIA GT
Championship, now in its 11th season, is the leading international series for GT Cars Ė dream
sports cars designed for the road and adapted for the track. 2007 will see nine
two-hour races and the 24 hours of Spa. Reserved for private professional teams,
brands represented include Aston Martin, Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini,
Maserati and Porsche. The drivers are an eclectic mix of former F1 drivers,
sports car specialists, young drivers out of single-seaterís and talented
amateurs, for whom the Citation Cup for GT1 drivers is reserved. In 2007 the
Championship will visit a variety of circuits beginning in Zhuhai, China, before
returning to Europe visiting a number of classic Grand Prix circuits including
Silverstone, Monza and Spa-Franchorchamps, as well as championship favourites
Oschersleben, Brno and Adria, and for the first time Bucharest on a specially
built city centre street circuit, designed by Herman Tilke, the F1 circuit
designer. Also new to the Championship is Nogaro, France, with the season finale
returning to Zolder in Belgium.