Friday (March 31) saw not only the unveiling of the new, vastly
improved, Donington Park pits complex, but also, at the same location,
the first sight of Andrew Howard's Beechdean Ferrari 360 - to be
raced in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, by Nigel Greensall
and Jonathan Coleman.
got the gearbox in the Ferrari yet," explains Nigel Greensall,
"but we borrowed a 328 from David Haigh, and Jono and I gave
some passenger rides around the circuit.
I've never raced a Ferrari, I've driven loads of them - so I was
going fairly quickly."
for one passenger, apparently....
was a really big event - with the launch of the new pits,"
continues Greensall, "and there was lots going on at the track
- and we gave away lots of ice creams!"
(a glamour model and media personality - Big Brother) and 'Rocket'
Ron Haslam helped circuit MD Brian Pallett open the new pits complex.
Look for the
ice cream freezer to appear in our British GT coverage this year...
Notice the step
before each pair of garages (painted with yellow lines) to the right
of the Ferrari - particularly in the second image. It looks rather
steep, for cars coming in to re-fuel.