BritGT News Archive. Page 8



  • January 1901

    Open article RPM pair forced to fight at Oulton.
    1 January 1901: RPM duo Bradley Ellis and Alex Mortimer were forced to fight for their podium finish at Oulton Park on a difficult opening weekend in the British GT Championship.

  • Open article Tough times for Beechdean at Oulton.
    1 January 1901: Despite having one of the quickest packages in the GTC class, Beechdean Motorsport were left to wonder what might have been after Aaron Scott and Andrew Howard were able to secure a best finish of fourth from the opening rounds of the season.

  • Open article Tech 9 pair secure early points lead.
    1 January 1901: Tech 9 duo Oliver Bryant and Matt Harris have secured the early lead in the British GT Championship standings after following up a fourth place finish in the opening race at Oulton Park with a stunning drive to victory in race two.

  • Open article Disappointment for Wilcox, Burton.
    1 January 1901: Despite a strong start to the second race for the British GT Championship at Oulton Park, VRS Motor Finance duo Adam Wilcox and Phil Burton were left to wonder what might have been after failing to add to the three points collected in the opening race of the season.

  • Open article Tech 9 takes rain-hit second race (updated).
    1 January 1901: Tech 9 duo Oliver Bryant and Matt Harris mastered tricky conditions at Oulton Park to take victory in the second race for the British GT Championship.

  • Open article Race results (2) - Oulton Park.
    1 January 1901: Full race result from Oulton Park for the second round of the British GT Championship.

  • Open article Mullen enjoys British return.
    1 January 1901: Having been asked to partner Hector Lester in the Christians in Motorsport Ferrari 430 for the weekend at Oulton Park, Tim Mullen enjoyed a perfect return to the British GT Championship with victory in the opening race of the season.

  • Open article Team Tiger roar again at Oulton.
    1 January 1901: Despite an ECU problem doing its best to derail the return to the British GT Championship of the Team Tiger Marcos, Chris Beighton and Jon Finnemore produced a fine drive from the back of the field to take GTC class honours in the opening race of the season at Oulton Park.

  • Open article Top six for VRS on 430 bow.
    1 January 1901: VRS Motor Finance duo Adam Wilcox and Phil Burton were able to celebrate a top six finish in the opening race of the British GT Championship at Oulton Park in their maiden appearance with the new Ferrari 430.

  • Open article Christians Ferrari secures race one honours.
    1 January 1901: The Christians in Motorsport team has clinched the opening win of the 2007 British GT Championship season after Tim Mullen and Hector Lester took the honours in race one at Oulton Park.

  • Open article Race results (1) - Oulton Park.
    1 January 1901: Full race result from Oulton Park for the first round of the British GT Championship.

  • Open article Barwell, CIM take Oulton poles.
    1 January 1901: Barwell Motorsport and Christians in Motorsport will start the opening rounds of the British GT Championship from the front of the grid after Jonny Cocker and Tim Mullen took a pole apiece at Oulton Park.

  • Open article Qualifying times (2) – Oulton Park.
    1 January 1901: Full qualifying times from Oulton Park for the second round of the British GT Championship.

  • Open article Qualifying times (1) – Oulton Park.
    1 January 1901: Full qualifying times from Oulton Park for the opening round of the British GT Championship.

  • Open article Familiar face tops Oulton practice.
    1 January 1901: It might be a new team, new partner and new class, but the familiar combination of Tim Mullen and Ferrari topped the times during free practice for the opening rounds of the British GT Championship at Oulton Park.

  • Open article Erdos to chase second title.
    1 January 1901: Thomas Erdos, British GT champion back in 2002, is to chase a second title in 2007 after confirmation that he will partner Stephen Keating in a Damax Ascari during the coming season.

  • Open article Hines in Damax split.
    1 January 1901: Despite the fact he has yet to race for the team, Luke Hines is to leave Damax after the team agreed to release him from his contract to allow him to compete in the FIA GT Championship.

  • Open article Modena delays Lamborghini debut.
    1 January 1901: Team Modena has announced that it will not appear at Oulton Park for the opening rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Ellis looking good for season ahead.
    1 January 1901: Budding British GT star Bradley Ellis is looking good for the opening rounds of the Avon Tyres-backed Championship - and not just because his Dodge Viper has been topping the timesheets in testing.

  • Open article Mullen returns for season opener.
    1 January 1901: Although Scuderia Ecosse has left the British GT Championship scene to focus on its FIA GT commitments, Tim Mullen will return for the opening rounds of the season at Oulton Park to partner Hector Lester in the Christians in Motorsport Ferrari 430 GT3.

  • Open article Mortimer hopeful of title challenge.
    1 January 1901: Alex Mortimer says he is hopeful that his new GT3 class Dodge Viper will be the car to carry him to the British GT Championship title during the 2007 season.

  • Open article Q&A: Alex Mortimer – EXCLUSIVE.
    1 January 1901: Alongside team-mate Bradley Ellis, Alex Mortimer will start the British GT Championship season among the title favourites at the wheel of his Team RPM run Dodge Viper.

  • Open article Griffin: This is the most competitive ever year.
    1 January 1901: Matt Griffin believes that the 2007 British GT Championship season has the potential to be the most competitive ever seen in the history of the championship.

  • Open article Scott pleased with Beachdean deal.
    1 January 1901: Aaron Scott says he is pleased with the deal that will see him drive for the Beechdean Motorsport team during the 2007 British GT Championship season.

  • Open article Barwell pleased to go green.
    1 January 1901: Barwell Motorsport managing director Mark Lemmer has admitted his delight at becoming the first team to bring bio-ethanol into the British GT Championship.

  • Open article Cadena focused on double title bid.
    1 January 1901: Having clinched the GT3 teams title last season, Lotus Sport Cadena has its sights focused on both retaining its title and adding the British GT Championship drivers' to the trophy collection.

  • Open article Cocker secures Cobra backing.
    1 January 1901: Although Chris Niarchos will be focused on the FIA GT Championship during the coming season, the Scuderia Ecosse driver will be keeping a close eye on the British GT series with the announcement that his own Cobra Group is to back Jonathan Cocker for the 2007 season.

  • Open article Q&A: Mark Lemmer, Barwell – EXCLUSIVE.
    1 January 1901: Barwell Motorsport will start the 2007 British GT Championship amongst the front-runners for the title with a potent looking driver line-up for its trio of Aston Martin DBRS9s.

  • Open article Busy start for Scott. [1]
    1 January 1901: Aaron Scott enjoyed a busy start to his season during the annual British GT media day, as he completed running for both Team Berlanga and Beechdean Motorsport at Silverstone.

  • Open article Modena set to roll out the big guns?
    1 January 1901: As well as bringing the Lamborghini name into the series this season, Team Modena could be set to bring in the big names for the 2007 British GT Championship with the possibility that its 2006 Le Mans line-up could figure in its two Gallardos during the coming season.

  • Open article Q&A: Luke Hines – EXCLUSIVE.
    1 January 1901: After making his GT racing debut last season with Team LNT, Luke Hines will switch to Damax for the 2007 British GT Championship season driving the team's Ascari KZ1R.

  • Open article Q&A: Graham Schultz, Team Modena – EXCLUSIVE.
    1 January 1901: After a fine 2006 season with its GT1 Aston Martin DBR9, Team Modena is to expand for the 2007 season with a two car entry into the British GT Championship alongside its Le Mans Series commitments.

  • Open article British GT entry unveiled.
    1 January 1901: A bumper entry list for the British GT Championship was unveiled yesterday at Silverstone ahead of what has been described by some in the paddock as the most eagerly anticipated season of racing in the series to date.

  • Open article Griffin focused on title with RPM deal.
    1 January 1901: Matt Griffin says he is focused on fighting for the 2007 British GT Championship title after confirming that he will drive for RPM Motorsport during the coming season.

  • Open article Team Modena to enter pair of Lamborghinis.
    1 January 1901: Having established themselves as front runners in the Le Mans Series during their debut season in 2006, Team Modena will expand into the Avon Tyres British GT Championship for 2007 with a pair of Lamborghini Gallardos.

  • Open article Snetterton, Silverstone to host two hour event.
    1 January 1901: Series promoters SRO have confirmed that Snetterton and Silverstone have been chosen to host a two-hour long race for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship during the coming season rather than the two normal one hour events.

  • Open article de Zille Butler completes Barwell line-up.
    1 January 1901: Having spent 2006 fighting with Guy Harrington for the Caterham Eurocup crown, Ben de Zille Butler will now partner his former rival in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship after being confirmed as the final member of the Barwell Motorsport team for the 2007 season.

  • Open article Hines lands Damax Ascari seat.
    1 January 1901: Although Team LNT is Le Mans Series bound for 2007, one of their protagonists from 2006, Luke Hines, will remain in the British GT Championship after signing a deal with Damax.

  • Open article Tech 9 confirms British campaign.
    1 January 1901: Having confirmed an entry into the GT2 class of the FIA GT Championship, Tech 9 has announced a return to the British GT series in 2007 with a single car in the GT3 class.

  • Open article Ellis finally confirmed for RPM Viper.
    1 January 1901: Bradley Ellis will step up to the highly-competitive GT3 class of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship this season, having finally been confirmed alongside 2006 team-mate Alex Mortimer in one of Team RPM's Dodge Vipers.

  • Open article Barwell confirms three car assault.
    1 January 1901: Barwell Motorsport has confirmed that it will run three Aston Martin DBRS9s in the 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

  • Open article Promising first test for GT3 Mosler.
    1 January 1901: Rollcentre Racing has completed its first test of the new GT3 specification Mosler after taking to the track for days work at Silverstone.

  • Open article Niarchos takes top award.
    1 January 1901: Scuderia Ecosse driver Chris Niarchos has been awarded the 2006 Cavallino Trophy for his performance in winning the British GT Championship title.

  • Open article Q&A: Chris Niarchos – EXCLUSIVE.
    1 January 1901: 2006 proved to be a fine season for Scuderia Ecosse driver Chris Niarchos, as he won the British GT Championship and also enjoyed success on the international stage.

  • Open article GT2 canned for 2007.
    1 January 1901: Series promoters SRO have confirmed that the GT2 class will not feature in the 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship, meaning the overall champion will come from the drivers and teams competing in the GT3 class.

  • Open article Series takes centre stage at ASI.
    1 January 1901: The British GT Championship will take centre stage at the Autosport International show at the NEC later this week after confirmation that the Barwell Aston Martin DBRS9 of Paul Drayson will feature at the event.

  • Open article Positive early tests for RPM Viper.
    1 January 1901: Alex Mortimer says he is happy with the first test sessions for the Team RPM Dodge Viper Competition Coupe that will debut in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship next season.

  • Open article Barwell confirms GT3 title defence.
    1 January 1901: Barwell Motorsport has confirmed that it will return to the British GT series next year in a bid to defend the GT3 Championship crown won this season by Leo Machitski.

  • Open article Moore adds to growing Viper challenge.
    1 January 1901: Buckinghamshire-based endurance specialists Moore Racing has become the latest team to commit to running a Dodge Viper in next year's Avon Tyres British GT Championship, signing up to compete in the expanding GT3 class with the US supercar.

  • Open article Fancy something different on eBay?
    1 January 1901: Searching for something different on auction site eBay? Well the JMH team may have just the thing....
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