Last weekend’s FIA GT races marked the tenth anniversary of Motorsport Arena Oschersleben’s championship rounds. This year the main race was decided on the first turn when the top three cars spun out, leaving PK Carsport’s Corvette of Mike Hezemans and Anthony Kumpen the lead for the rest of the race.
This result will probably be one of the last wins for a Corvette in GT1. At the end of the year, the FIA will phase out GT1 for a new group of cars which will be both heavier and less powerful. Currently, the Nissan GTR FIA-GT1 and Matech-Ford GT1 comply with these new rules and they won’t be contenders for any victories until 2010.
Oschersleben also held two rounds of the impressive FIA GT3 races. All four Alpinas were present as were four Matech-Fords, two of which got nose jobs mid-week. The first race was won by Hexis Racing’s Aston which led for the duration. Sunday’s race was decided on the last lap and went to Fischer Racing with their Matech-Ford GT3.
Oschersleben’s 10th FIA GT weekend is delivered to us from Dirk de Jager who was present for all three days. During the main race it rained half way through, producing some tremendous sights.