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Aston Martin Racing customers eye GT1 World Championship

Aston Martin Racing is considering its options after receiving interest from customers who want to compete in the new 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship, announced by the World Motor Sport Council.

The Aston Martin DBR9 is the customers’ preferred choice of car, however it would require significant re-engineering as well as FIA waivers to be eligible under the championship’s new regulations.

“It is virtually impossible for us to develop a new car for the championship, but we could prepare a package of modifications for the DBR9 in time for next season,” said Aston Martin Racing Commercial Director, Tony Schulp. “The DBR9 is a proven car with a great pedigree. If the necessary waivers are granted by the FIA then we are ready to support our customers who wish to see it continue to race.”

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  1. this story is ridiculous, AMR wants to join the GT1 championship with the BDR9 !!! it makes no sense, all the effort from Nismo and Matech to introduce new GT1s and AMR simply and slightly modifying its car, the Reiter Engineering too, must do the same so for the R-GT and avoid developing a new Murcielago

    Posted by Subaru WRX | July 13, 2009, 20:07
  2. It makes perfect sense, NISMO and Matech didn’t have a current gen GT1 car, so they had no choice but to build a new one, I don’t see why any current GT1 or GT2 shouldn’t have an upgrade kit for the 2010 GT1 regs.

    Posted by Kyle | July 13, 2009, 23:52
  3. The only way that there is going to be any sort of reasonable size grid is for current GT1 or GT2 cars to be modified to fit the new rules. Otherwise there might be less than 10 cars on the grid! There aren’t many GT1 cars out racing now, without the GT2 cars the FIA GT championship would have very thin grids, and the World Championship is for GT1′s only!

    Posted by Geoff | July 14, 2009, 13:09
  4. This all makes perfect sense. If AMR can find the right team to support, i.e. Prodrive, They will have a team that will require constant development. This would mean that the DBR9 (Arguably the most dominant car of the ‘modern’ GT1 era) would find itself at the forefront of GT racing once again. Sounds like a resurgence of the top dogs in GT racing!

    Posted by Jake | July 14, 2009, 14:05

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