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Levi
05-24-2007, 11:23 PM
its first race in FIA GT3

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/05/fia-gt---01.jpg

No doubt followers of FIA GT3 racing were surprised at how well the Ford GTs from Matech ran in the first two races at Silverstone earlier this month. No one, however, was prepared for the can of whoop ass they opened up in Bucarest last weekend. Despite heavy rain at times, the two Matech Ford GTs were dominant, though not both at the same time.

The first GT3 race of the weekend was won by the #34 JMB Racing Ferrari F430, but the #43 Matech Ford GT driven by Thomas Mutsch and Martin Bartek finished second, the best result in the first three races of the season for a Ford GT. The second race of the weekend, however, concluded with the #44 Matech Ford GT driven by Stefan van Campenhoudt and Romain Bera crossing the finish line first, ahead of no less than three Porsche GT3s that were chasing it down. Romain Bera was driving the Ford GT at the race's conclusion and didn't realize until after the race that one of his rear tires had gone flat near the end. Despite that and the heavy rain, Matech left Bucharest with its first win and a solid second-place finish an amazing result considering their program is about four months old.

Bartman01
05-25-2007, 12:01 AM
Here you can see it passing a Ferrari in qualifying... as they both pass a dog that had gotten on track :eek:

http://www.cars.justelite.net/2007/05/20/dog-on-the-fia-gt3-bucharest-track/157#more-157

Levi
05-25-2007, 12:21 AM
"Dog says to him self" Oh man what have I got my self in to now, all I wanted to do is chase some hub caps.

Bartman01
05-25-2007, 10:27 AM
Just found the Round 1 (Silverstone) race online. I really wish we had the kind of race coverage here that they get in Europe. Several good non-oval series to choose from and pretty much all carried in digital wide screen or HD. For the 'lesser' series like GT3, they don't pay for commentators - they just carry the feed.