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News 2012: Motorbase Performance adds to British GT squad

April 4th


Motorbase Performance has finalised plans to enter a second Porsche 911 GT3R in the 2012 Avon Tyres British GT Championship this season and is working flat out to have the car ready for the opening races at Oulton Park this weekend (7-9 April).

The team's second car will be entered for Steve Parish, who will be joined at Oulton Park by Porsche ace Nick Tandy – a winner for Motorbase Performance in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB late last season. Team Principal David Bartrum is already in talks with drivers about a permanent slot alongside Parish for the balance of the season.

Steve ParishThe 2012-specification car arrived at Motorbase Performance's Kent workshop on Tuesday (3 April) and will be checked over in time for the opening free practice session on Saturday (7 April). "The second 911 GT3R will probably only have a first run with us at Oulton Park on Saturday," commented Bartrum.

Parish and Tandy will compete alongside Motorbase Performance's sister Porsche 911 GT3R in the hands of Michael Caine and Daniele Perfetti. Parish experienced the team's first car during a recent test at Brands Hatch, where he was delighted with its performance.

Nick Tandy"I'm over the moon to expand the team to two cars this early in the season," said Bartrum. "We're looking for someone to partner Steve for the season, but the best thing for Oulton was to find someone who is experienced in the car. Nick was the obvious choice given the short amount of time available."

The opening round of the 2012 Avon Tyres British GT Championship gets underway with free practice and qualifying on Saturday 7 April, followed by two hour-long races on Easter Monday (9 April).