25 March, 2010
Creation Forgoes Sebring 12 Hours in favour of "restructure".
Those of you who follow the ALMS series will be aware that we were absent from the Sebring 12 Hours race last week. Unfortunately this is the first time such a thing has happened to our team. Just before Christmas 2009 we had a deal signed and a sponsor onboard. Everything was looking good for the coming year. Work started on the new CA10 and we were looking good for a Sebring debut. But as the weeks went by, funds were not forthcoming, and Creation was not about to proceed further (or run a sub-standard operation), so, we had no other option but to abstain.
Excerpts from the Sebring media release:
Creation's Team Owner Michael Jankowski commented "It is exceptionally frustrating for Creation to have to postpone the debut of our new CA10; however, it is important to ensure that our efforts are properly funded as that is the only way to have any future in this sport. The new car ought to be competitive and I look forward to seeing it on the track.”
Commercial Manager Andy Woolgar added "It is by no means an ideal situation we find ourselves in and certainly not the way we wanted to kick things off in 2010. It has been difficult to speak out publicly about our plans due to upholding of contractual obligations from our side, but we are remaining positive and forging ahead".
It is important to note that we had not made any official statement of intent for the year, and were not about to until the funds had come in at least. Our team name appeared on the entry list at Sebring becuase we entered the full season and the ALMS are therefore obliged to add our name to the list.
Despite our absence we were 'in attendance' at Sebring and we had some very successful meetings - the upshot of which very soon we will release some exciting partnerships and announcements.
We want to thank all our friends, partners and fans for sticking by us and please look forward for some better news very shortly.