Team Modena has announced that it will expand to run two cars in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship from the third meeting of the season at Rockingham.

Ben de Zille Butler and Guy Harrington, who started the season with the Chad Peninsula Racing team at Oulton Park, will join the team from next weekend's second round at Knockhill although the car of Piers Johnson will not make the trip to Scotland due to damage sustained in the season opener at Oulton Park.

Johnson and Rachael Green will then return to action at Rockingham next month as the team runs two cars for the first time.

"It's great to have such a strong driver line-up joining us," team principal Graham Schultz said. "We are hiring a car from Reiter Engineering for the Knockhill races for Ben and Guy, and put down a deposit yesterday with them on a new which should be here in four weeks, in time for the Rockingham rounds for the series.

"Our original car is still under repair from the incident at Oulton Park, but we will in future be running a two-car team. We now fully expect Team Modena to be up there fighting for the championship."

de Zille Butler and Harrington previously tested the Gallardo prior to Christmas while evaluating their options for the 2008 campaign, and Harrington admitted that the aims were clear for the remainder of the season.

"I thought the Lamborghini was a fantastic car when we first drove it; well balanced and it felt like a real race car," he said. "We met up with the team and we seem to have common goals, there may even be some synergy for moving forward together in the future.

"We are looking forward to working with Team Modena, there is a lot we need to do, but we are going to give it our best shot and we are here to win. Ben and I hate settling for second."

 

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