It is an Easter break of … work for Solaris Motorsport, as the Italian team is racing against the clock to rebuild the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 destroyed in the huge crash at Paul Ricard circuit during the winter test in March, when Francesco Sini was at the wheel. The car is being rebuilt around a new chassis, as there were little to save from the wreck, and will be ready to allow Sini and Mauro Calamia to be on the starting grid of the season-opener at Estoril.
"When I told that this could be a challenging season I didn't have in my mind exactly this”, says Roberto Sini, Solaris Motorsport Team Principal, “We had to completely rebuild the car from a new bare chassis in less than three weeks. We are spending our Easter holidays at the factory, but that’s fine. I want to thank Prodrive and Aston Martin Racing for their support and the help they gave us immediately. And I want to thank you also GT Open's organizers and everyone who sent us messages and good wishes. The most important thing is that the safety pack of the Aston Martin did an outstanding job, because Francesco was unhurt despite a 240 kmh crash against the wall. We will be in Portugal and want to give Mauro and Francesco a competitive car.”