POL­ISH SOUAD AIMS FOR BRI­TISH GT EN­TRY

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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.”

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