Valmon Racing Team Russia enter GT1 World Championship with Aston Martin

Monday, March 12, 2012

Valmon Racing Team Russia will represent Aston Martin in the 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship, the team will be supported by 2011 FIA GT3 European team LMP Motorsport who will run the cars in partnership with Aston Martin Racing.

Valmon Team Russia has rising Russian star Mikhail Aleshin, who has progressed through the open-wheeler ranks with impressive results. In 2010, he was the Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion, his partner will be announced shortly.

The second car is likely to bring together the talented Spaniard Andy Soucek, a former FIA Formula Two champion and the experienced Austrian Andreas Zuber, who drove for Corvette in the 2010 and 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship.

The team will start the season with the DBRS9 before switching to the new for 2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3.

The 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship will get underway at Nogaro, France 6-9 April.
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