November 16th, 2011

After the unfortunate retirement from the FIA GT1 World Championship at the Sachsenring in Germany the team around team principal Othmar Welti and team manager Erich Kolb began to reorient themselves.
Swiss Racing Team had competed in Formula 3 for many years before switching to GT motorsports in 2010. The team competed in all races of the new FIA GT1 World Championship with two NISSAN GTRs. Participating with two Lamborghinis Murcielago one year later, in 2011, the team had scored world championship points in every championship race up until the bad crash at the Sachsenring. Both cars were severely damaged in the crash at the German racing circuit which meant that the team was not able to continue competing in the championship.


FIA GT1 World Championship 2011
June 29th, 2011
Swiss Racing Team . FIA GT1 Worldchampionship 2011 In a few days time the teams competing in the FIA GT1 World Championship will come together at the Spanish circuit in Navarra, starting the second half of the 2011 season. It will also be the second to last racing weekend in Europe before the teams travel to Asia.

After being unable to start in Silverstone (GBR) four weeks ago Swiss Racing Team will have to bite the bullet again. Both Lamborghini Murcielagos LP 670 R-SV will not compete in Navarra.

After a heavy accident at the German Sachsenring, both cars were severely damaged. The repair of the car with the starting number #5 is still not finished and for chassis #6 there is still no release for racing.

Team principal, Othmar Welti:
Swiss Racing Team . FIA GT1 Worldchampionship 2011 “The situation is rather dramatic. We were not able to compete in Silverstone and intended to use the time to repair the damage and to get the cars back in top shape.
Now it looks like the cars will start at the last European race in the south of France again. We cannot wait to compete in motorsports again. After all, that is why we participate in the GT1 World Championship.”

FIA GT1 World Championship 2011
June 1st, 2011
Silverstone (GBR)

Swiss Racing Team . FIA GT1 Worldchampionship Round 5 of the FIA GT1 World Championship 2011 will take place at the 5.89km (3.66 miles) long Silverstone Circuit next weekend. Competing with two Lamborghinis Murcielago LP 670 R-SV in this championship, Swiss Racing Team will not be able to participate in the event; the cars and the team will stay at home.

After all, at the last race at the Sachsenring in Germany both cars of the Swiss team were involved in a crash shortly after the start on Sunday. Karl Wendlinger (AUT) in Lamborghini #5 spun after being touched by an Aston Martin. His team mate, Swede Max Nilsson in the sister car #6, came up from behind and moved out of the way into the gravel. However, he was pushed back on the track by another car and could not avoid the Austrian who had ended up sideways on the track. Both cars crashed and were heavily damaged.