Trackspeed Changes For 2007
The David Ashburn owned team had a stunning 2006 season - its first year of racing - in the British GT Championship, with the operation masterminded by Piers Masarati.

"Mazza" is off doing other things now though (currently he's team manager of the Mexican A1GP team, leading the 2006-7 series already, with driver Salvador Duran), but David Ashburn hasn't been slow to set a new direction for the new year.

"The team is being revamped," he remarked, at Brands Hatch on Saturday afternoon - where he and Fred Moss took an unusual, but throughly deserved, win in the Britcar Night Race.

"We'll run three Porsche 997s in the British GT Championship and, subject to confirmation from the FIA, the same cars will race in the European FIA GT3 Championship. There are no date clashes between the two series.

"Tim Sugden is going to be our consultant, and we're negotiating with two top mechanics to work for the team."

Ashburn himself had an odd 2006 season: it looked as though he was going to concentrate on the British GT Championship, partnering Ryan Hooker, but he drifted out of that partnership after the Donington Park race, and concentrated on the Carrera Cup.

"I'm not doing the Carrera Cup next year - I'm concentrating on GTs," he said on Saturday.

He and Fred Moss took the Night Race win a couple of hours later, his partner suggesting that Ashburn had just won his first GT race (rather than a one-make series event). Was he right? The pair of them are pictured after Saturday evening's win.

Tim Sugden has headed east after the FIA GT race at Dubai: he's currently in China, on GruppeM business.

 

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