Ryan Hooker Signs For Trackspeed
Hooker must have driven a wider variety of GT cars than anyone else
in 2005: now he’s settled on a season-long drive, partnering
David Ashburn in one of the Trackspeed GT3 Porsches.
Hooker raced for the team at the Vallelunga Gold
Cup last November, again with Team Principal David Ashburn, the
pair securing a class win – and that’s what he’s
after at the end of the 2006 British GT season..
is a marvellous opportunity for me," says Ryan Hooker, "in
a championship contending car. “Having worked with Trackspeed
at the end of last season I saw first hand the dedication and promise
of the team, so am very proud to join them for their assault on
the British GT3 series."
a great sounding-board to have the reigning champion as your team
manager!" he continues – that being a reference to current
GT3 co-champion Piers Masarati. "Piers is able to see the process
through a driver's eyes and when setting up the car we can really
bounce ideas of each other."
planning an intensive test programme, some of it in Spain, before
the British GT season starts in April. The team was busy at Snetterton
yesterday, evaluating a number of drivers for its three car effort
this year – in both a 996 (below) and a 997.