28 For Snetterton
Having seen 24 and then 30 cars for the opening two meetings of the British GT Championship (Oulton Park and Donington Park), numbers plummeted at Pau (GT Cup only) and Mondello Park – but with Snetterton next on the calendar, numbers are almost back to their peak (entry list here).

There are some new faces and new cars on the entry: Barry Horne is driving a Team Parker Porsche, there’s the return of the Bigfish BMW Z3 (Alastair Davidson and Chris Wilson) and the maiden appearance of the Team Skater Marcos LM500.

Ryan Hooker gets a new team-mate too – Andreas Demetriou partners him in the #3 Trackspeed Porsche, and team manager Piers Masarati reckons that the new man is “very quick”.

Demetriou has been racing a Barwell Motorsport Honda Civic in Britcar, and also a Radical SR8, in which he has been blindingly quick (and successful).

“It’s just for Snetterton at the moment,” says Piers Masarati.

Demetriou tested one of the Trackspeed Porsches at Snetterton last Thursday (July 6) – the #5 car (below - of Jonny Lang and Matt Allison), because the other two Trackspeed 996s were undergoing repairs after Mondello Park incidents.

Piers Masarati has been undergoing some ‘body work’ too: he was whipped into hospital almost as soon as he returned from Ireland, and despite malicious rumours that he’d had a certain part of his anatomy removed (the removal of which may – or may not – have appealed to girlfriend Lisa), it was in fact his appendix which was extracted. Just in time too – a few more hours and it would have been a ruptured appendix.

Piers missed testing last week, but will be fully recovered by this weekend.

 

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