Silverstone GT1 round to go ahead
|By Steven English||Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 09:14 GMT|
The second round of the GT1 World Championship, on Silverstone's new Arena GP layout next weekend, despite the disruption to European travel caused by the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull.
Series organiser SRO had feared that the teams, cars and equipment would not be able to get to Britain from last weekend's season opener in Abu Dhabi in the two-week break.
But two cargo planes carrying the cars and equipment land in Luxembourg this morning and two charter flights will get the teams and series personnel into Austria on Thursday.
"This situation has been extremely difficult but we have managed to pull all the different elements together to get the cars and teams to where they need to be, so our next event at Silverstone can go ahead," said SRO chief operating officer Patricia Kiefer.
"The cars are now back in Europe and the teams will arrive tomorrow; they will be able to pick up their cars and equipment before the weekend. The FIA GT1 World Championship races at Silverstone on May 1-2 will now be able to go ahead, barring any further problems caused by mother nature."