RPM’s Viper Interest
We described RPM’s Viper news – two GT3 cars for the
British GT Championship in 2007 – as “the single most
positive news item concerning British GTs for many years”.
That suggestion rings even truer a week or so later:
“I can’t believe the interest we’ve
had in the cars,” said Robin Mortimer (team owner) at Brands
Hatch a couple of days ago (RPM was running a Britsports car there).
had people approach us to sponsor the cars, the Viper Owners Club
has been in touch with us because they want to be involved, and
we’ve had drivers in touch who obviously want to drive them.”
Robin’s son Alex Mortimer is pencilled in
as one of the Viper drivers, as is 2006 partner Bradley Ellis, but
the team is talking to a number of others, some of whom will be
testing the team’s first chassis at Donington Park on Thursday
of this week.
Having the team’s truck at Brands Hatch on
Saturday was quite handy, because it left the Kent circuit heading
for Dover, and the long trek down to Oreca at Toulouse – to
pick up the team’s second GT3 Viper.
It should be back in the midlands on Thursday, although
the team will be concentrating on testing the first chassis –
and a number of drivers.