FIA GT1 World Championship
Paul Ricard HTTT (FRA)
14th July, 2011
The last European event will take place at the Paul Ricard HTTT in Le Castellet in the South of France next weekend.
However, this is no longer a topic for Othmar Welti and his Swiss Racing Team. The Swiss pulled the emergency brake and will not compete at the Paul Ricard. Multiple problems have been occurring since the crash at the Sachsenring when both Murcielagos were severely damaged. The team were not able to compete in the races at Silverstone (GBR) und Navarra (ESP) either.
Othmar Welti, team principal:
“There is no alternative for us anymore other than cancelling our participation in the FIA GT1 for now.
It is a pity that this step has to be taken. We were doing well with our cars and were getting better and better even though we did not have a chance to really drive the cars until the first race of the season in Abu Dhabi.
It is still not clear how it continues now. However, we are not able to continue without cars and under these circumstances.”