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News 2012: Motorbase bids for British GT title

September 26th

Caine and Perfetti

The Motorbase Performance Porsche 911 GT3R of Daniele Perfetti and Michael Caine will be one of five cars heading into the final round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship with a shot at taking the overall title.

The deciding race of the year at Donington Park (Sunday 30 September) is a two-hour contest and with one and a half points on offer, five cars will start the race with a chance of winning the title. Among them will be the leading Motorbase Porsche and team boss David Bartrum says they will be going all out for the title.

"We've got to go for maximum attack at Donington and go out with the intention of winning the race and then see what else happens," said Bartrum. "There are five cars in it and we've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. If we get the set-up right I think the Donington circuit will look after a Porsche."

Motorbase aiming for GT titleWhile Steve Parish and Steven Jelley will team up in the other Motorbase Porsche, it is Perfetti and Caine who start the race with a shot at the title thanks to an impressive fight back over recent races.

"Michael and Daniele are in with a good chance of the championship," said Bartrum. "They have put in a sterling effort over the last couple of rounds and took a very important podium last time out at Silverstone to get back into contention. They've pulled themselves up from 40 points down to only 10 points behind the leaders, so it is very do-able."

Bartrum paid tribute to the entire Motorbase team, which has enjoyed a tremendous return season into GT racing. "The team has worked very hard and it's great to be in the hunt in our first season back in British GT," said Bartrum. "It's been a brilliant championship this year with a tremendous quality in depth and whoever wins the title will be a worthy champion."