Saturday, December 18, 2010

DB Motorsport to join GT3 European Championship

Dutch squad DB Motorsport is set to join the FIA GT3 European Championship in 2011. The team from Waddinxveen, The Netherlands will enter a pair of brand new BMW Z4 GT3s in the championship and is also considering entering the cars in other SRO promoted series.

A few weeks ago DB Motorsport received the first of its two BMW Z4 GT3 cars and the team already tested the car on the Zandvoort circuit, venue for the final round of the 2011 FIA GT3 European Championship. Despite the weather conditions the reactions were positive. “The first impression is very good. From the first meters the BMW Z4 GT3 gave a lot of confidence. Handling and engine are great and I look forward to continue working with this racer,” said Jeroen den Boer, team owner/driver of DB Motorsport.

Den Boer will drive one of the DB Motorsport cars in 2011 and he will be joined by Hoevert Vos and Harrie Kolen. The two Dutch drivers raced in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy in recent years, but also competed in the Total 24 Hours of Spa this season. The team is still in talks with interested drivers for the fourth seat in the FIA GT3 European Championship.

As soon as the second BMW Z4 GT3 is delivered to the team – the car is currently under construction at BMW Motorsport – an intensive test program is scheduled to take place in Southern Europe.

Next to the plans to race in the FIA GT3 European Championship and the Total 24 Hours of Spa the team is also looking at options to enter its cars in the ADAC GT Masters and/or the Belcar Endurance Championship.

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