Motorsport 98 set for GT4 return
Eric De Doncker is ready to return to the category for the final GT4 European Series round at the Nürburgring, next month. The Belgian racer, who won the GT4 European Cup in 2007 and 2008, will drive a Ford Mustang GT4.
De Doncker won the inaugural GT4 European Cup in 2007 with his Motorsport 98 team entered Ford Mustang FR500C GT4 as well as the second season. Ten years later the 56-year-old is back again with a Mustang.
“During the 6 Hours of Spa meeting I had the opportunity to have a chat with Larry Holt, the boss of Multimatic, Ford’s strong arm in competition”, Eric De Doncker said, “We had namely spoken about the GT4 version of the Mustang, whose commercialisation is carried by M-Sport. With a view to offering some visibility to the model, the idea had been put forward to enter one in the GT4 European Series, via Motorsport 98.”
“I came across Holt once again at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, who confirmed a definite agreement for the supply of a car, an engine and the various parts, so that this Mustang GT4 could be seen in competition in our latitudes“, the Belgian added, “We received the car a few days ago, and following a quick test run on the Zolder circuit, Motorsport 98 is ready to honour its agreement which rests on the make’s direct support. The aim is clearly to show this car, to work out its potential and to understand how this championship, highly competitive and involving ever more young lions, has evolved.”
De Doncker will be driving solo in the Am category, for covering a maximum amount of driving. Following the Nürburgring race, he will decide on an eventual European programme with the same car.