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Jetalliance set to return.

Jetalliance Racing will return to action in Brno having found the issue that led the team to withdraw both of its cars from the FIA GT Championhip event on the streets of Bucharest.

The Aston Martin team had qualified on the front row of the grid in Romania thanks to Karl Wendlinger, but then decided to pull both cars out of the two one-hour races after uncovering an unidentified issue with the DBR9.

However, having effectively seen any title hopes disappear in Romania, the team has managed to resolve its problems and will be back on track in the Czech Republic, with team boss Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer admitting that the decision to miss an event had been the right one.

“Both Aston Martin DBR9 have undergone a detailed revision – during which we determined that we were indeed dealing with cracks in a suspension component that chanced to appear simultaneously in both cars,” he said. “After free practice, we didn't really pay attention to it at first since it wasn't a load-bearing component, hence we would have been able to continue despite such a fissure. But then, after qualifying, we detected the same fault with the second car as well, and I no longer wanted to believe it to be merely a coincidence.

“We were unable to obtain replacement parts at such a short notice; hence the withdrawal from Bucharest as a safety measure. In hindsight, the decision was the right one, safety is the chief principle for the company group. Now, after the parts have been changed, there's no further reason to doubt the raceworthiness of both DBR9.

“For Brno, I'm upbeat once again.”


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