After winning the team’s championship in 2012 in the face of increasing competition Trackspeed will again field a trio of Porsches in the 2013 Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
Though the full driver line-up remains to be announced – the team are inviting potential customers to try the newly upgraded 2013 997 GT3 R model – it is confirmed that 2010 champion David Ashburn will move into retirement, despite missing out on the 2012 title by just 3.5 points at the end of the Donington Park finale.
“With different bodywork and much better aero,” explained team manager Keith Cheetham, “the 997 will be a wider, meaner machine next year and this should put us right bang on top of the pile of new GT3 cars currently running.”
“The third car is currently available so we’re also interested to hear from people about that.”
Meanwhile, Jon Minshaw, the Demon Tweeks boss who joined the team for 2012 is half of the team’s first confirmed line-up for the new season, set to partner Phil Keen for the full season.
Minshaw drove with Tim Harvey last year, the pair ending the season eleventh in points after scoring two podiums in the ten race season. Keen three times teamed up with Ashburn last season – at Rockingham, Silverstone and Donington Park.
“This is a great opportunity for me to join Trackspeed for a full year and to drive the awesome new 2013 Porsche 997 GT3 R car,” said Keen. “I’ve done a lot of mileage on the circuits featured in British GT, bar Zandvoort, so hopefully I should be on the pace straight away. British GT is increasing in status around the world and 2013 is going to be very competitive so I feel it’s a great place to further my GT career.”