GT Open: Nürburgring GP Strecke (Germany)

Commentary by Jan Hyde

Led by second generation Niels Selleslagh, the Belgian Selleslagh Racing Team (SRT) won race 2 and finished 3rd in race 1 at its first outing at Nurburgring.  Their Corvette is the former # 4 C6R ZR1 chassis 002 built by Pratt & Miller and raced in 2009/2010 according to contributing expert Nigel Dobbie.

Jonny Bens, Belgian based Corvette racing expert reports that Neils takes over from his father Patrick Sellesagh who continues in a management role.  SRT and Pratt & Miller are well acquainted.  SRT extended the useful lives of earlier C5R and C6R GT1 Corvettes by racing them successfully on the European circuits.  More on team website below.

Photo by Jonny Bens, SRT debut in BRCC at Zolder, April 26, 2014

 

Corvette Entries and Results   Compiled by Wayne Ellwood

The GT Open Series visits top-level circuits, promotes the pro-am spirit of GT racing, keeps rules simple and stable to control costs and provides premium TV/media coverage. In 2014 teams are racing cars from Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari and a Mosler. The series was created by Jesus Pareja in 2006.  http://www.gtopen.net/

Four Corvettes raced at Nurbergring (photos courtesy of Patrick Durand, AMP Magazine by GT Open Fotospeedy Pictures).

 

# 2 Team V8 Racing Ramos & Pastorell1

# 4 Team V8 Racing Sijthoff & Hamilton

 

# 99 Team V8 Racing Derdaele & Retera    visit website here - seems to be out of commission for now

# 6 SRT Soulet & Catsburg     visit website here

Next Race PORTI MÃO (Autódromo Internacional do Algarve) June 6 to 8

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