CDL Becomes Synergy
We introduced the Synergy name last week, but now the whole story
has become clear: Gareth
Evans (right) and Bert Taylor, who have raced TVRs together under
the Countdown Developments name for the last three years (in the
Tuscan Challenge and then in British GT in 2003) have “taken
over” the two factory supported TVR T400Rs which ran at Le
Mans (and elsewhere) last year.
Bob Berridge “retains
an interest” in the project, and the ‘ladies car’
will be a key part of the programme, starting at Sebring. Amanda
Stretton and Liz Halliday are already confirmed for the 12 Hours.
cars will race in a new livery at Sebring,” says Bert Taylor.
We can probably expect the colour scheme to reflect the ”Synergy”
livery in British GTs last year (main photo).
Bob Berridge, as well as a number of independent consultants, both
cars are currently undergoing extensive development work,”
confirms Taylor. “A significant gain in competitiveness is
expected at Sebring as a result.”
still working closely with Hugh Chamberlain,” explains Bert
Taylor, “and we’re hopeful of receiving an invitation
to race both cars at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year. Synergy has
enlisted the support of Hugh Chamberlain to assist in the preparation
of the cars for Sebring and Le Mans, as well as the entire LMES
series for 2004.”
The complete driver line
up for the two cars at Sebring will be announced in the next two
weeks, by which time ongoing discussions with both drivers and new
sponsors will be completed. The team retains a third car, the CDL
TVR raced last year.