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.

Howard 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 Greensall).

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 show.”

“We are starting a bit on the back-foot,” adds Jono Coleman, “but we have the enthusiasm and determination to succeed.”

The team’s first test will take place next month, ahead of the season-opening event at Oulton Park.

"We have the car, we have the drivers, we have the team, now let’s have some fun," says Andrew Howard.

(BTW, they're jolly nice ice creams.)

 

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