POLISH SOUAD AIMS FOR BRITISH GT ENTRY
Poland’s first ever racing car has been launched and it could compete in British GT as soon as the end of this year.
The Arrinera Hussarya GT4 features a 6.2-litre centrally located V8 engine, capable of producing up to 650bhp. The rear-wheel-drive car’s body is made entirely from carbonfibre and weighs 1250kg.
The car’s testing programme is now set to begin, and it is planned to be ready to race by the end of this year. Alongside the 24H Series, British GT is a potential category for the car to run in.
“British GT is a possibility,” said Arrinera’s CEO Greg Pekala, who has previously helped develop the Lotus Evora GT4 and has also worked with Mosler in the category. “I’ve worked in the championship and I know a lot of people there. In Europe, I think it’s the best national GT series so it’s a good place to be.
“We now have a big testing programme planned and the aim is to do a few races [possibly in British GT] at the end of this year and then do a full season next year.”
Pekala describes the car as being “modern and very up-todate”. It features a number of bespoke parts, including its push-rod suspension.
“I’m very pleased with the car,” added Pekala. “Now we can improve it over the next few months [based on the testing].”
Arrinera has signed two young Polish drivers as brand ambassadors. Maciej Dreszer is a race winner in VLN, while Gosia Rdest contested the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 season, finishing 18th in the points in her maiden year in cars.
“I would love it to race in the British GT Championship,” said Rdest. “British GT is a great place to test the car because of the level of the teams, level of the championship and level of the drivers as well.”