Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus set to launch customer racing programme at Zolde
Zolder, September 1, 2016
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) is set to race this weekend at Zolder in Belgium at the latest round of the DMV GTC series, which is open to a wide variety of GT cars, similar to those eligible for the VLN Series at the fabled Nurburgring, as well as the Dunlop 60.
This is the first time SCG will run their customer racing programme and two journalists will experience the programme: UK journalist, television presenter and racing driver Rebecca Jackson, and Autobild writer Guido Naumann. Both journalists are well-known racers in their own right, with Jackson contesting the European GT4 championship at the Blancpain GT Series this year, while Naumann has previous experience of the Nurburgring 24 Hours.
The DMV GTC series has been running for 27 years and travels to a variety of circuits in Europe including Nurburgring, Red Bull Ring and Hockenheim.
SCG will be running the most recently built SCG003C, which will feature an all-new white exterior. In specification, it is identical to the example that recently completed the Nurburgring 24 Hours, one of the team’s greatest achievements so far – during which it showed front-running pace.
Rebecca Jackson said: “I’m really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of this incredible car. I saw what it could do at the Nurburgring and I’m excited to experience the thrill of driving round the track. It will be really interesting to see how the customer racing programme works and how any driving enthusiast can experience a race weekend.”
Naumann added: “Driving a GT car with LMP levels of downforce is not something you get to experience every day, so I obviously can’t wait to get started, especially on a classic track such as Zolder. The SCG003C has already created a stellar reputation during the short time it has been competing, so actually taking part in a race with it myself is sure to be a very special experience: I hope we can do it justice.”
Zolder is one of just three circuits to have hosted the Belgian Grand Prix in the past. It contains a mixture of straights and fast corners, as well as chicanes and slower bends, which make it a very wide-ranging yet exhilarating challenge for any driver. Add into that the notoriously variable Belgian climate, and anything is possible – yet SCG is hoping for a very strong showing this weekend.
This latest SCG003C will be devoted to SCG’s new customer racing programme, which for the first time allows gentleman drivers looking to experience the next level of racing to compete in this bespoke track car, which was previously only run by factory drivers. Now, privateers can benefit from the same expertise and know-how that has gone into the official programme, thanks to a package of services that ranges from one-off race outings to a complete season with a full support structure. The customer racing programme is managed by Traum Motorsport: the very same team that runs the official SCG cars, to exactly the same specification.
Paolo Garella, programme director, said: “Zolder is the first time we will be running our customer racing programme and we’re excited to show what we can offer drivers who are interested in arriving at the circuit and competing in our bespoke track car. This is a new experience for us and we’re planning to be able to run this programme at a variety of circuits all over the world.”
This programme is available from this weekend onwards to race in a variety of series including the 24 Hour Series, Nurburgring VLN Championship, Gulf 12 hours and GT Open Series.
Free practice and qualifying will take place tomorrow (Friday 02 September) followed by DMV GTC races at 10.55 and 14.50 as well as the Dunlop 60 race at 17.00 on Saturday 03 September.
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