With driver Paul Wallace moving up to the Touring class Astra at GA Motorsport team boss Gary Ayles now has to weigh up two possibilities with his Production class Alfa Romeo 156s; the BTCC or ETCC?

"I have two drivers with whom I'm in very serious talks about driving the Alfas," said Ayles about continuing to run the cars in the BTCC Production class.

As for making a move into Europe? "I am also toying with the idea of changing them to European Touring Car specification and beginning a test programme to prepare them for 2004 when cars running to European regulations will be allowed into the BTCC," he explained.