10 July, 2009
The longest, toughest race on the FIA GT calendar is fast approaching and CRS Racing has two top driver squads in place for the 2009 Total 24 Hours of Spa.
Nobody would bet against a good result for the driving team in the No.56 CRS Ferrari 430. Joining the winning partnership of Andrew Kirkaldy and Rob Bell are two of the world’s top sportscar drivers, Antonio Garcia and Peter Kox.
“There is no official test day at Spa this year so we need drivers who can jump straight into the car and be quick,” explained CRS Team Director, Andrew Kirkaldy. “Antonio has lots of experience of the Ferrari from Team Modena and he has won the GT1 class at Le Mans for the last two years, so he fits the bill perfectly. Peter is a fantastic driver; we have tried to work with him before but he was busy so we’re pleased he will be with us at Spa. I think between the four of us there is no reason not to expect a very good result.”
CRS Ferrari No.55 also has a team of four very strong drivers at Spa with Phil Quaife and Chris Goodwin joining Chris Niarchos and Tim Mullen.
“Just like last year when we took James Sutton to Spa, we are pleased to give this opportunity to one of our GT3 drivers, Phil Quaife,” said Chris Niarchos, the CRS Team Principal. “Phil has done a great job for the team so far this year; I know he is looking forward to sampling Spa in a GT2 Ferrari and I know he will be quick. Chris Goodwin was an obvious choice for me. He is a vastly experienced driver who is already part of the team. Together we are a strong team and we have every chance of a top result at Spa this year.”
The 2009 Total 24 Hours of Spa is effectively a 24-hour sprint race as the traditional points at the six-hour and 12-hour mark have been scrapped. All the points will be scored at the end of the 24-hours. The race tak! es place in two weeks’ time on 25/26 July.
GT2 Ferrari No.55: Chris Niarchos (CAN), Tim Mullen (GB), Phil Quaife (GB) & Chris Goodwin (GB)
GT2 Ferrari No.56: Andrew Kirkaldy (GB), Rob Bell (GB), Antonio Garcia (ESP) & Peter Kox (NETH)
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