Gosselies, Belgium - 6 October 2015: The distinctive feline emblem, for which the Marc VDS Racing Team is renowned, will be absent from the GT grid next season, following a decision by Team President, Marc van der Straten, to cease car racing activities after the final race of this year's European Le Mans Series in Estoril.
The decision to cease car racing activities was made not because of the financial cost, but because of the moral cost to a team that no longer operates with the same principles that Marc van der Straten
holds dear and which were instilled in him by his
late father, with whom he
For Marc van der Straten racing is about passion, competition, honour and professionalism.
For car racing his
passion has now gone, crushed by the deceit of those he
thought shared his
vision for the Marc VDS Racing Team
, but who turned out to be thinking only of themselves.
It was eight years ago that I started out on my own in Gosselies with Belgian Racing, to build an ambitious racing team recognisable by our distinctive feline emblem," explained Marc van der Straten, President of the Marc VDS Racing Team.