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News 2012: Porsche performs strongly in first pre-season test

March 19th

Motorbase Porsche

Fresh from the announcement that it will compete in the 2012 British GT Championship, Motorbase Performance put its Porsche 911 GT3R through its paces in a crucial pre-season test at Oulton Park last week.

Michael Caine was on driving duty for the new car's first outing and the former Porsche Carrera Cup GB front-runner was impressed with its initial pace.

"Oulton Park was our first chance to see how good the new car is and it feels fantastic," said Caine. "The boys have done a great job – it feels so much faster than the Carrera Cup car from last year.

"It looks like we are heading in the right direction with our set-up and we posted some competitive times, so we are all looking forward to the first race."

Before it lines up for the British GT season opener at Oulton Park over Easter weekend (7th/9th April 2012), the 911 GT3R – affectionately named 'Fat Max' by the team – will be in action at the championship media day, which takes place at Silverstone circuit on Wednesday 21st March 2012. Caine will be joined at the home of the British Grand Prix by his new team-mate, Daniele Perfetti, who will sample the new car for the first time.