Drivex School, the Madrid-based team that has been a faithful contender in both the International GT Open and the Euroformula Open since many years, has terrific prospects for 2017, which will see an expansion of its single-seater effort and a brand new car in GT.
The Spanish squad, which in the past has ran Porsches and Audis in the GT Open, has acquired a brand new Mercedes SLS, with whom it has started testing today at Valencia. Drivex is entering the car full-season for a duo of top Brazilian drivers: Marcelo Hahn (48) has a solid background in GT racing and was a South American GT3 champion in 2013, while Allam Khodair (35), after shining with single-seaters up to A1 GP, has been a star of in Stock Car Brasil, the country’s most popular series, for a decade, and acquired international experience competing in the 2013 FIA-GT with a BMW.
The team has also acquired a Mercedes SLS GT3, which will probably attend selected races with Spanish drivers.
Drivex team principal Miguel Ángel De Castro, says: “We were anxious to be on track with our new Mercedes! Allam and Marcelo already proved with our old car how fast they are, and that came as no surprise given their curriculum. We really look forward to the new season and believe that this year’s package will help us climbing the ladder significantly.”