Autosport is reporting that Franck Montagny won’t be driving for Girondins de Bordeaux at Zolder this weekend, and it reads as though his time with the team and with Superleague has come to an end.
Bourdais left the sport just a couple of days ago, and he said:
“I’ve stopped for the moment and I’m not pointing fingers at anyone or anything, but I don’t see it getting any better. The team doesn’t have the time, the equipment or money to to compete against structured, experienced teams. We wanted to do well, but we were struggling along and breaking down every weekend. It’s frustrating.”
His departure, though, means the team won’t even be on the grid, whereas our lovely FKM is being replaced by someone called Jaap van Lagen. Several other teams are also making changes for this race, but that is no excuse.
I’m assuming I’m going to have to be mad at the team, unless it turns out that Franck decided to go himself.
Oh well, at least my Sunday is freed up now.