Moore Racing Viper For British GT
Moore Racing, based in Milton Keynes, is the latest team to commit to racing a Dodge Viper in the 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

Mike Gardiner and Paul Fenton will do the driving.

“With a change of focus to GT3 expected in British GTs, and a large number of new cars, reliability and consistency as well as outright speed, will be key to achieving a strong season’s performance,” said Moore Racing founder and Manager, Richard Moore. “As a team Moore Racing has learnt an awful lot about running reliable cars in Britcar and 24 hour races both in Europe and the UK. We believe that experience will pay off over the 14 race calendar. We currently have an option on a second Viper and subject to discussions with suitably experienced and funded drivers hope to boost our attack with a second car.”

“It’s great to enter the Avon Tyres British GT Championship with the new GT3 class really taking off,” adds Mike Gardiner. “The Viper has raced successfully in European GT3 and offers a competitive package at a reasonable price. The Moore Racing team has proven itself in Britcar and Paul Fenton and I are a well matched driver pairing. We have all the ingredients for a successful year.”

Paul Fenton had his interest in GT racing sparked by the Oreca Vipers at Le Mans, “so the chance to drive one is fantastic. Having raced to victory with Mike in Britcar and Production S1 over the last few seasons this is a natural step.”

Richard Moore points out that “currently the Viper carries 100kg of ballast and a ride height penalty for success in the FIA series. The ability to apply for these to be removed if the car is not as competitive as expected allows us to control costs. Not having to invest in annual upgrade packages, that other manufacturers use, makes the Viper a highly attractive proposition over a number of seasons.”

The team takes delivery, from Oreca, in January. The nearly finished car is pictured in Oreca's workshop. More Viper news for British GTs is expected soon.

 

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