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17/01/2010 12 Teams Have Applied for Entry to the FIA GT1 World Championship

Entries for the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship closed on Friday December 15th, at midnight.   Six brands will be represented, with 12 teams each with two cars, making a total of 24 cars on the grid.

To the best of our knowledge, the following teams have confirmed their intention to take part in the new Championship, sending in their candidature to the FIA.

Aston Martin would be represented by French team Hexis AMR, winners of the 2009 FIA GT3 European Teams Championship, and by German team Young Drivers AMR.

For Corvette, the two teams are Madcroc Racing, a team made from a collaboration between FIA GT regulars Selleslagh Racing Team and DKR, and Phoenix Racing Carsport, also a joint venture between two well-known teams, Phoenix Racing and Toine Hezemans’s Carsport Holland.

The Ford teams would be Matech Competition, from Switzerland, and Belgian team Marc VDS Racing, both of whom already competed in the FIA GT Championship in 2009.

Lamborghini would be represented by Münnich Motorsport, run by Mr René Münnich, of All Inkl.com, and by Reiter, both of whom have entered Lamborghinis in the FIA GT Championship.

The Maserati teams would be the five-time FIA GT Champions Vitaphone Racing Team, and new team Triple H Team Hegersport, led by former race winner Altfrid Heger.

For Nissan, the teams would be Swiss Racing Team, in the hands of Othmar Welti, and new British team Sumo Power GT, led by Mr James Rumsey.

The applications will now be examined by the FIA, before an entry list is released by the end of the month.  For Stephane Ratel, this is the culmination of years of work. “It is a dream come true and the beginning of something big.  We are now going to concentrate on making the FIA GT2 European Championship a similar success”