Famous Scottish team Ecurie Ecosse has recently announced plans for a return to sportscar competition as soon as 2011. The famous team yesterday revealed its intention to enter the Spa 24 hour event in July.
The Edinburgh-based squad will campaign a single Aston Martin DBSR9 GT3 chassis under the Ecurie Ecosse banner, utilising the services of esteemed British outfit, Barwell Motorsport who, in addition to providing services to Ecurie Ecosse, will campaign their own DBRS9 throughout the 2011 Blancpain Endurance Series, and Spa 24 Hour.
The team will also receive factory assistance from AMR in the form of both technical, training, and engineering support.
Team boss, Ian McCaig made the following statement in relation to the announcement:
“This is a very exciting development for Ecurie Ecosse. I have been looking for an opportunity to take the team back into sportscar racing for some time, but the overall package had to be right. Now, with a team of ambitious and talented young drivers, together with a competitive manufacturer-backed car run by experienced engineers, I am extremely pleased that we can now take this major step forward. We have partnered with Aston Martin before and it is great to be doing it again some 20 years later. Ultimately we want to be back at Le Mans and this is a fantastic starting point.”