German outfit Fischer Racing return to a happy hunting ground this weekend as the FIA GT3 European Championship starts its season at Silverstone.
Twelve months ago in their first ever race in the championship the team finished fourth at the Northamptonshire track and return this year, now the only team in series running the Ford GT, hopeful of repeating the result.
Their two car challenge will be led by Dane Christoffer Nygaard (who was one half of the duo that took that 2009). This year the Young Driver backed 23-year-old will be joined by Finn Mikko Eskelinen as they look to add to the tally of wins taken by the Ford GT, which start the 12-race 2010 season as the most successful model in the series.
Nygaard has already added one win to that total, winning last year in Germany and if form is any indicator more could follow this year as he and Eskelinen – the reigning Finnish GT3 champion – won the GT class in their first ever race together. The drivers for the second car have yet to be confirmed
“We are quite optimistic about our second season in the FIA GT3-European championship,“ says team principal Hardy Fischer. “We collected a lot of experience last year and our drivers travel to Silverstone well prepared. Christoffer [Nygaard] has one-year experience in our Ford under his belt, and Mikko [Eskelinen] has done several tests with our car in recent month.”
The pair of hour long races will be broadcast live on Motors TV across Europe, as well as on the series' official website www.fiagt3.com.
The weekend will also see Fischer Racing, and Nygaard continue their campaign in the FIA GT1 World Championship with the Young Driver AMR squad.