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Sunday, 12 December 2010

WSM Racing New Aston Martin British GT Team



We are pleased to announce that a new team plans to be on the grid for the 2011 British GT Championship series that is supported by British F3 and British Formula Ford Championships, WSM Racing is the brainchild of Steve Palmer-Leigh a UK based business man.

Palmer-Leigh, a lifelong motorsports fan, is aiming to build a long term and successful motorsports team focused initially in the UK and the British GT Championship, spearheading this plan is a two car team of Aston Martin DBRS9 cars, Steve Palmer-Leigh intends that the team will hit the circuits in 2011 ready to compete for podium places and is building a team of acknowledged professionals to achieve this goal.

Lead Driver for this new team will be Dan Eagling, returning to the tracks with a full season of racing at the top level in the UK. Dan said “I am looking forward to a return with a plan for a full season, budgets have been tight over the past years so this opportunity is brilliant, being asked to lead a British GT3 team that has the backing of a UK business man is a race drivers dream”.

The team will run the 2010 specification Aston Martin DBRS9 from their new premises located in Weston-Super-Mare, they will take delivery of two cars in early January, by which time the organisation will be fully staffed.

Steve Palmer-Leigh said that he plans for team to be given the best chance of succeeding and achieving a high profile as quickly as possible, the reason for this entry into motorsport is to promote my own businesses alongside local businesses.

Monday, 22 November 2010

MTECH confirms twin-Ferrari 458 attack on British GT



MTECH is the latest team to confirm its plans to contest the 2011 Avon Tyres British GT Championship – and the great news for supercar fans is that the race-winning squad will be fielding two of Ferrari’s latest GT3 challenger, the 458 Italia.

This year’s third-place championship finishers, Matt Griffin and Duncan Cameron, are the confirmed drivers of one of the MTECH 458s, and they will also contest the FIA GT3 Championship. “It’s an amazing programme for 2011,” says Griffin, who claimed three race wins alongside Cameron in British GT this season. “We want to win British GT and to be contenders in FIA GT3.”

MTECH is in negotiation with drivers for its second 458 Italia for both championships, and the Tamworth-based team also plans to field a brace of 2008-specification Ferrari 430s in the new British GT Class B GT3 division, one of which will be crewed by team stalwart John Dhillon and by British GT racewinner Aaron Scott.

Team boss Mike Edmonds said: “We are going to have two cars capable of winning the championship in British GT in 2011 and we want both cars to be challenging in FIA GT3. We had consistently the fastest car overall between qualifying and races in 2010 but unfortunately narrowly missed out on the championship due to bad luck.

“The new Class B championship is a great idea,” he added. “It’s fantastic to welcome Aaron to the team and it’s great news for John be doing British GT. He has been with MTECH from the start but both unfortunately had to have very limited 2010 programmes because of the financial climate. With our knowledge of the 430 GT3, John and Aaron will be looking only at winning that championship.”

The other declared runners for the 2011 Avon Tyres British GT Championship come from the Anglo-American United Autosports team, which will field two Audi R8 LMS sports cars, one to be driven by young Brit Matthew Bell and experienced USA driver Michael Guasch, the other in the hands of Jay Palmer and BTCC race-winner John Bintcliffe.

Championship manager Benjamin Franassovicci said: “I am very excited for 2011 – the foundations are in place for grids to continue to grow as they have in 2010. New teams are confirming as well as existing ones, and a thrilling season is shaping up, not just in GT3 but also in the new GT3 B as well as GT4 and GT Cup.”

British GT is sponsored by UK tyre manufacturer Avon Tyres and is further supported by Sunoco Racing Fuels, Anglo American Oil Company and The Independent.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Predator Ferrari back for another British GT campaign



Phil Burton and Adam Wilcox – podium finishers in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in 2009 and ’10 – are to return to the series this year with their Predator CCTV Ferrari 430 Scuderia, the duo announced today.

Often a qualifying pacesetter last season, Wilcox hopes that the bad luck which sometimes affected their race results will be a thing of the past: “We have had some misfortune in British GT over the past year, but that said we were always up there and on the pace when it was all together. The Ferrari has been rebuilt over the winter and a few problems have been highlighted, so we are all confident we can be right at the front of the field yet again but this time come away with the results. We lost a couple of chances for victory last year due to minor problems; hopefully 2011 will be our year for some luck.”

A new squad will be preparing the Scuderia for Lichfield-domiciled Wilcox, 34, and his Cheshire-based co-driver Burton, Gerry Wainwright Motorsport taking over from Rowan Racing for 2011.

Burton and Wilcox are the latest in a long line of British GT competitors to announce their intentions to enliven the grid for 2011. The MTECH team plans a twin-Ferrari attack with race winners Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin driving one of the squad’s new 458s, while 2009 champions David and Godfrey Jones are set to debut the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the UK.

Other teams to have declared their intentions include reigning champions Trackspeed, which plans to have two Porsche 911 GT3Rs in the pack, and new team Scuderia Vittoria, planning to field a Ferrari 458 and an Ascari KZR1. United Autosports will field two Audi R8 LMS machines. Further exciting announcements about new cars, teams and marques are expected in the coming weeks.

"It is great to see Phil and Adam returning with the Scuderia,” Says championship manager Benjamin Franassovicci, “and I am sure that they will be a competitive force with the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, which I expect to be competitive this season even with the arrival of new machinery. I am very pleased also that entries in the GT3, GT3 Class B, GT4 and GT Cup classes are shaping up already and I am confident that we will have a minimum grid of 20.”

The first event on the British GT calendar is the 8 March media day at Silverstone and the following full-day test event. The championship is sponsored by UK tyre manufacturer Avon Tyres and is further supported by Sunoco Racing Fuels, Anglo American Oil Company and OAMPS.