BTCC »

James prepares for debut run

Chris James set for Donington Park shakedown next week
Chris James says he is excited about the prospect of joining the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship grid after revealing that he will carry out a shakedown of his Team ES Racing Chevrolet Lacetti next week.

James, who is moving up from the Mini Challenge for the year ahead, is set to complete a shakedown test at Donington Park prior to the annual BTCC media day at Silverstone on 24 March.

The Lacetti has undergone a full service at RML prior to its on-track debut, with the team working to ensure the infrastructure required for a BTCC entry is in place before the season starts.

“The car has been to RML to have a full check-up and overhaul.” says James. “As it came from Nika Racing in Sweden it was in very good condition anyway. We have just had to have a general service on items such as the lift jacks, steering rack etc. The engine is being supplied by RML, which we are excited about as this is a quality proven lump.

“It has been an interesting challenge pulling the team together, but having close links with good mechanical and electronic engineers have proven invaluable. We have done a deal with Arthur Forster of Forster MotorSport to buy his transporter and a 'turnkey' operation. We are also close to signing a deal with an experienced team manager for the season; once this is done every position is covered.

“We are looking to embrace the public and gain as many supporters as possible. The English love an underdog and that is what we will be for sure!”


Tagged as: Chevrolet , Chris James

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Chris James, Team ES Racing, 2011 BTCC
Chris Stockton (GBR) Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze 5dr
Aiden Moffat (GBR) Laser Tools Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
Aiden Moffat (GBR) Laser Tools Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
Aiden Moffat (GBR) Laser Tools Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
Aiden Moffat (GBR) Laser Tools Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
Aiden Moffat (GBR) Laser Tools Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
Aiden Moffat (GBR) Laser Tools Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
Aiden Moffat (GBR) Laser Tools Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
Aiden Moffat (GBR) Laser Tools Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
Aiden Moffat (GBR) Laser Tools Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.