“The car is now finished and is ready to receive the modified components. However I have always maintained I will not test at a race weekend. I am sticking to my guns and this will not change.
“With this said, and the false dawns to date, we are keen for all our followers and fans to see one of the most anticipated new NGTC race cars of the year. As a result, the finished IP Tech Race Engineering Cruze will be on display for all to see this weekend at Oulton Park with the kind blessing of TOCA.
“We are keen for our sponsors - Marshall Amplification, One LUX, CNF Precision Engineering and Ceravision to name a few - to start to enjoy the coverage they desire. I am pleased that their liveried race car will be on display for the first time this weekend ahead of its competitive debut at Croft.
“Although I am disappointed that I will not line up on my favourite circuit on the calendar, the weekend will still be dedicated to my friend Les Hayes. The passing of Les brings perspective to my disappointment and if Les was here, she would still be cheering me on while we're sat in the paddock as much as if I'd been out on track.
“I want to say a huge thank you to everyone back at IP Tech for their effort so far, everyone really has put the hours in. Suffice to say when the car hits the track at Croft, we will be prepared and I'm convinced the best looking car on the grid will go as we'll as it looks,” he concluded.