Paul Belmondo Racing will enter three Chrysler Viper GTS-Rs in this year's FIA GT Championship, it confirmed this week.

Growing from the regular two-car entry it fielded to race wins in 2000, the team has added a further car and at least one young hopeful to its line-up, which continuing to attack the title with an established combination.

"Our driver line-up is now fixed," confirmed team principal Claude-Yves Gosselin, "Vincent Vosse and Boris Derichebourg will be our leading drivers, aiming to win both the drivers' and teams' championships. They will be supported by Paul Belmondo and Didier Dufourny in the second car, and myself and Anthony Kumpen in the third car."

Kumpen is the team's latest signing, having driven on one occasion last season, the final race at Magny-Cours, and impressed on his way to fourth place overall.

For the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa, to be held over the weekend of 4-5 August and open to the GT cars for the first time, the team will add a further three drivers to help fulfil another of its season's ambitions. F3000 pace-setter David Saelens, F3 star Tiago Monteiro and Vanina Ickx, daughter of Belgian legend Jacky, will all be brought into the line-up.

"The cars have undergone a lot of technical work over the winter," Gosselin continued, "Almost everything has changed. We will start testing from 12 February, in Valencia, Monza, Alicante and Magny-Cours and, as we'll also be Dunlop's top team for the championship, we'll also be tyre testing for them."


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