Ahlers and Cunningham (with Adam Sharpe towards
the end of the season) raced Morgans against each other this year,
and once Tom Shrimpton switched to a Porsche – they all raced
against him as well.
The 17 year old (you must be just 18 now Tom?) famously
won the Cup Class of the British GT Championship at the Spa 1000
Kms, partnering Liz Halliday and Amanda Stretton in a Tech 9 Porsche
– and now all four can race against Ms. Halliday at Bathurst.
The blond lady (driving a DeWalt TVR last weekend) races a Group
A GT3-RS in the 24 Hours.
Complicated isn’t it, when they switch cars
“Experience, skill, youth, energy, enthusiasm
and sheer determination,” is how Morgan Team Manager David
Dowse describes the Morgan line-up.
“I’m sure Tom will gain tremendously
from working with experienced hands like Keith and Neil, and the
team will gain a lot from his youth and enthusiasm.”
It really would be an astonishing record if Shrimpton
could win his class at Spa (on his debut) as a 17 year old and then
Bathurst (on his debut) as an eighteen year old.
will keep readers up to date throughout the 24 hours event.