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Selleslagh, Black Team Return To GT Open

Two Nissans and a Corvette GTE join International GT Open…

Photo: Marcel ten Caat

Photo: Marcel ten Caat

The International GT Open grid will have a positive boost this season as a result of Black Team returning to the series and Selleslagh Racing Team (SRT) making a comeback and joining the action.

Black Team, which had raced Ferraris in the past, will join GT Open with two Nissan GT-R GT3s. The team will debut the cars in the GT Open Winter Series later this month, with its drivers still to be announced.

“We have worked very hard to get to this deal and I am thrilled to be back to the International GT Open, which will be the core of our 2014 racing program, with such great cars,” said Black Team owner Giancristiano Cavalleri.

“For us, who had always been linked to the Prancing Horse, it will be a big change, but we are thrilled and determined to do well.”

Selleslagh Racing Team will enter a Chevrolet C6.R GTE car this season. The team bought the chassis in which Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and Richard Westbrook raced at Le Mans in 2013.

In 2011, Patrick Selleslagh retired his team from international competition, but he continued to work on the V8 Racing BV Corvettes in GT Open.

This year the SRT name will return to the paddock, the squad now led by Niels Selleslagh.

“I’m really delighted that we are back on the scene and we have the new car in our workshops in Merchtem,” said Selleslagh. “We have fitted the car with a 7 liter power unit and ABS, whereby the car is eligible for the International GT Open.”

“We are also working very closely together with Pratt & Miller, something we have always done and will continue to do. I’m fully confident that in 2014 that we will be up to holding our own and will be working in close cooperation with my father.”

Marcel ten Caat (@marceltencaat) is a contributor to Sportscar365 and other publications including

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