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Doubts over top GT1 teams' futures

Matech Ford, San Luis 2010Two of the 12 teams competing in this year's FIA GT1 World Championship seem certain not to return, this week's AUTOSPORT magazine reveals.

The race-winning Matech Racing Ford squad will definitely not race next year under its current ownership and has been put on the market.

The Hegersport Maserati squad, sister team to champion Vitaphone Racing, is only "30 per cent likely" to race on, according to team boss Altfrid Heger.

Matech boss Martin Bartek has put the racing arm of his operation up for sale as a result of what team manager Thomas Mutsch called "sponsorship difficulties."

Bartek intends to continue Matech Concepts, which developed the Ford GT.

For more on the GT1 World Championship's 2011 prospects - including doubts over other teams and news on next year's calendar - read this week's AUTOSPORT magazine, available in digital form here.

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