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News 2011: Airwaves Racing out in force at The Rock!

September 13th

Caine confirmed as third Airwaves driver

Airwaves Racing have officially confirmed that they will be fielding a third Mountune-powered Ford Focus ST for round 8 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Rockingham this coming weekend.

Rumours have been rife surrounding the possible appearance of the third car since the start of the 2011 season, with many names past and present being linked to the seat.  Following a series of negotiations within the team and its sponsors, David Bartrum, Team Principal of the Kent-based Motorbase run team has confirmed that the team have put the woes of Knockhill behind them and will out in full force at Rockingham with the addition of the highly anticipated third Airwaves Racing 'red devil' Ford Focus driven by Motorbase driver, Michael Caine. 

Caine set to debut at The RockNewmarket based Caine, who will be racing under the number 6, had previously raced in British GT and at Le Mans before joining the Motorbase squad in 2006 to compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, where he has consistently challenged at the top of the leader board  finishing twice as runner up in both 2008 and again in 2010.

Independent Championship leaders Airwaves Racing are now making the last preparations before heading to Northamptonshire for the eighth meeting of the season at Rockingham with a renewed focus and strengthened team as they set their sights on closing the gap on the Championship lead as the 2011 season enters its final stages.

Airwaves Racing Team Principal David Bartrum said: "Michael Caine is the longest serving Motorbase Performance driver so we know him as good as we will ever know any other driver. Michael does everything he can for the team; he's a Motorbase team player through and through and is the perfect team-mate to drive alongside Mat [Jackson] and Liam [Griffin]."

Caine testing at Brands Hatch"The team and Michael are under no illusions that he's taking on a particularly tough task at the hardest point of the season but with his personality he will be a great addition to the BTCC. I know a lot of people want to see him have this chance so I hope that all the fans will give him the support he rightly deserves."

Airwaves Racing Team Manager Oly Collins said: "It's good to finally have the third Airwaves car out and absolutely fantastic to have Michael [Caine] in the seat. He's very much part of the Motorbase team and has been for some time. After a demo run in the car at Snetterton, he got the BTCC bug as did some of the sponsors and it's great that he's finally getting the chance to run in the  BTCC and to help the Airwaves Racing team with our Championship challenge."

Airwaves Racing driver Michael Caine said: "It's an opportunity that I thought would never ever arise and I'm delighted.  I just hope that I can wear the Airwaves brand with pride and represent Motorbase and the sponsors in the correct manner to deliver the results that the team deserve and support Mat and Liam with their challenge for the Championship, and in my little way, hopefully enjoy it!"