The Beechdean Ferrari
We’re going to be gathering a flood of British GT news on
Wednesday, at the British GT Media Day at Silverstone – but
ahead of that, here’s an interesting Cup Class item, involving
some familiar names.
Andrew Howard’s Team Beechdean will be entering
a Ferrari 360 in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, for Nigel
Greensall and Jonathan Coleman.
is the founder of Beechdean Dairies Ltd., and the ice cream manufacturer’s
colours have been a familiar sight in the Britcar series - notably
adorning the MINI that ran last year (for Aaron Scott and Nigel
Now it’s GT car time, with the Ferrari to
be backed by Beechdean, Royal Purple Oils and Teng Tools.
"British GT allows the Beechdean brand to reach
more people,” commented Andrew Howard. “Having two drivers
who have worked together before and been successful is very exciting.
All at Team Beechdean are committed to progressing to the highest
levels of motorsport. Though we are new to British GT and a relatively
small team, we feel the team has great potential.”
Greensall and Coleman are a familiar pairing anyway – in the
Norma last year (in the VdeV series), in Radicals and in one of
the RSR TVRs in 2004.
“It is fantastic to work with Andrew and Jono
again,” says the ever-enthusiastic Greensall. “They
are both determined racers so I’m sure we can put on a good
“We are starting a bit on the back-foot,”
adds Jono Coleman, “but we have the enthusiasm and determination
The team’s first test will take place next
month, ahead of the season-opening event at Oulton Park.
the car, we have the drivers, we have the team, now let’s
have some fun," says Andrew Howard.
jolly nice ice creams.)