Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Lopez given Aston GT1 opportunity
Jose Maria Lopez will join the Young Driver Aston Martin team for this weekend's World GT1 finale in Argentina to support Tomas Enge and Darren Turner's title bid.
Enge and Turner are the only men who can still catch Vitaphone Maserati's Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels in the race for the series' first world crown. The Aston duo are 28 points behind with 33 available (25 from the championship race and eight from the qualification race) at San Luis.
Lopez will replace Christoffer Nygaard alongside Stefan Mucke in Young Driver's #8 entry.
"We are fighting for the world championship in Argentina," team boss Hardy Fischer explained. "Darren and Tomas are the only two drivers who can challenge the championship leaders and we also aim for the second place in the team championship.