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Solaris Commits To Full-Season GT Open Programme

An expanded effort for the Italian outfit

While not present at the GT Open Winter Test last week, Solaris Motorsport has confirmed that it’s committed to completing a full GT Open programme in 2017. After a one-off in the the GT Open finale last season, the Italian team is returning to the series and will contest the full schedule.

The Pescara-based outfit, which has experience racing Corvettes in the GT Open over recent seasons, will race an Asston Martin Vantage GT3 once again for Francesco Sini and team newcomer Mauro Calamia. For those unfamiliar with Calamia, he has plenty of GT experience and won the Maserati World Trofeo back in 2014.

“I was anxious to go back to the European scene and our outing at Barcelona last year was so pleasant and positive that we started working immediately to be in the GT Open for the entire season,” Sini said.

“We welcome Mauro to our team; he is young and fast and has already a very good experience on European tracks.”

Throughout the season Aston Martin Racing will help the team prepare its car, which is out testing at Vallelunga this week.