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News 2011: Bartrum Ready for Challenging Season in Carrera Cup GB

Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain
February 4th

Bartrum Ready for Challenging Season in Carrera Cup GB

Motorbase Performance team boss David Bartrum is thrilled to have signed the two most successful drivers in the championship for his squad in this year's Porsche Carrera Cup GB, but says that having title contenders Tim Harvey and Michael Caine in the same team will be a challenge.

In a return to the Motorbase line-up from 2006, Harvey will rejoin the team to race alongside Caine, who will go into his fourth Carrera Cup season with the Kent squad. In 2010, they won 18 of the 20 races between them (Harvey won 11 and Caine won seven), and Harvey pipped Caine to the title by just 10 points. "There will be no team orders and it will certainly be challenging," said Bartrum, who wants to win both the Drivers' and Teams' titles. "I'll need to employ my own unique style of management," admitted Bartrum.

"To have two drivers of the calibre and experience of Michael and Tim in the team is great for Motorbase, and it is good for the other drivers in the team. We're showing our commitment to winning in what is going to be the toughest season so far in the Carrera Cup GB. It's going to be a fantastic opportunity for us."

Bartrum has strong links with both drivers. "Michael has been a star for the team for the last two seasons and has helped move the team forward immensely. He had a superb season in 2010 with fantastic pace and this is home for Michael. I have great respect for what he has done for the team."

Equally, Bartrum says that having Harvey rejoin Motorbase is another feather in the team's cap. "We've worked closely with Tim over the years and have known him as a friend for a long time. His Carrera Cup record is outstanding."

Bartrum says that the strength of the Carrera Cup heading into the 2011 season is unrivalled. "It shows the hard work by Marion Barnaby and everyone at Porsche as well as the teams to get it to where it is now," he said.