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ASCARI TO RACE AGAIN

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  1. Lemke

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    #1 Lemke, Jan 23, 2006
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    FIA GT3 series awaits new KZ1R racer

    Ascari has announced that it is to return to the race track. Together with Damax, the Northamptonshire based motorsport engineers, Ascari is looking to compete in this year’s FIA GT3 European Series, going head to head with the likes of Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Maserati.
    The move follows last year’s success in the Spanish GT, where Ascari challenged for class honours in a car that is soon to hit the road in the guise of the new A10. This year the Banbury based outfit plans to up the ante, with the new GT3 class car drawing heavily on the company’s well established KZ1R.

    While entry is still subject to FIA approval, the cars are expected to complete their first tests at the end of January before moving onto the official FIA tests where the performance of all Championship cars will be governed to provide, what is sure to be, a year of great racing.

    The car was driven yesterday at Silverstone by team drivers Nick Adams and Aaron Scott. The drivers completed a number of laps in the car, giving rides to journalists and VIP guests. Both drivers were delighted with the car as it set a blistering pace in cold conditions.

    Aaron Scott said, "The car is very good out of the box. I am sure that, with the expertise of the engineers at Damax, we can make it even better. I am very much looking forward to the testing programme ahead, and of course the racing season which starts in May at Silverstone."

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  3. bretm

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    A little 360-esque, looks good though; nice clean lines overall. Would be nice to see a little guy put up a fight against the big names.
     
  4. jknight

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    I have several neat photos of the car from our recent jaunt to the Autosport International show - will post photos tonight.

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  8. bretm

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    On the note of their powerplant choice... You have to wonder why BMW doesn't do a modern rendition of the M1, using either their new V10, or some new V8 spin off.
     

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