2010 British GT title contenders MTECH have confirmed their return to the championship in 2011 with two brand new Ferrari 458 Italia cars.
2010 race winners Matt Griffin and Duncan Cameron, in one of the new machines, will spearhead the team's challenge which also takes in the FIA GT3 European Championship. The pair finished third in this year's championship and Griffin has little short of domination in mind for 2011 – “we want to win British GT and to be contenders in FIA GT3”.
“We are going to have two cars capable of winning the championship in British GT in 2011 and we want both cars to be challenging in FIA GT3,” said team boss Mike Edmonds. “We had consistently the fastest car overall between qualifying and races in 2010 but unfortunately narrowly missed out on the championship due to bad luck.”
While the team is still negotiating with drivers for the seats in the second 458 the team have also confirmed they will be one squad to take advantage of the new GT3 B category to be introduced next year to accommodate older GT3 spec cars. John Dhillon and Aaron Scott are already signed to crew one of the 2008-spec Ferrari F430, Scott coming to the team after recent seasons driving a Dodge Viper in the championship.
“The new Class B championship is a great idea,” said Edmonds. “It's fantastic to welcome Aaron to the team and it's great news for John be doing British GT. He has been with MTECH from the start but both unfortunately had to have very limited 2010 programmes because of the financial climate. With our knowledge of the 430 GT3, John and Aaron will be looking only at winning that championship.”
The quartet for MTECH entries join the pair of United Autosports Audi R8 LMS as early confirmed entries for the 2011 season.