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Ibrán And Fontes With A New Ginetta G55 GT4 Next Year
Posted by: newsla on Dec 09, 2013 - 02:27 PM
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Ibrán And Fontes With A New Ginetta G55 GT4 Next Year


They both, Álvaro Fontes from Málaga and Javier Ibrán from Valencia, will share a new Ginetta G55 GT4 in the Spanish Endurance Cup next year. With this new vehicle and their experience in racing the Spanish duo will be among the candidates for the title.

 

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Two of the Spain´s drivers with more experience both on the national and international stage, Javier Ibrán and Álvaro Fontes, have defined their racing program for next year in the Spanish Endurance Cup. They will take part in the five rounds of the series next year, visiting famous tracks such as Circuit de Catalunya, Motorland Aragón, Cheste, Jerez and Jarama.

Fontes, who was born in Málaga, and Ibrán, from Valencia, have vast experience in many different championships, not just in Spain but also abroad. The car what they will use in this new project, the Ginetta G55 GT4, the most recent car built by the British brand, will contribute to establish their targets: clinching partial victories and the title. The Ginetta G55 GT4 uses a V6 engine built by Ford and features 3.7 liters and 355hp, whilst Hewland have developed a sequential gearbox for this car.

“I´m delighted after taking this chance for my racing career in 2014, and closing everything so soon, with many time to prepare the season properly. To team up with Javier is another excellent fact, as we know each other since many years ago, and he already has proven his speed”, Fontes explained. On the other hand, Ibrán stressed “after competing In the Maserati Trofeo MC World Series, this new car will be a great opportunity to keep racing at the highest level, in a championship like the CER, and with Álvaro as my teammate. I am aware that our rivals will be strong too, but we will try our best next year!”.

The team is due to start its first test on track in March, with the championship kicking off in May.

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