APO Sport, with drivers Alex Osborne and James May are to return for a second season in the GT4 class of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
The pair, who entered British GT at the second weekend of the 2012 season at the Nurburgring will again campaign a Ginetta G50. Despite also missing the season finale at Donington Park they finished fourth in the class standings having taken a best result of second place on two occasions at the two hour events at Rockingham and Brands Hatch.
“We’re back on the grid, and we have to thank our super sponsors, including The Money Shop, Excel Insurance, and Patisserie Valerie, for getting us here,” said Osborne. “I really enjoyed our races last season and the Ginetta proved it was the car to beat in the hands of Warren [Hughes] and Jody [Fannin]. I think the Lotus is the quickest car out there in terms of raw pace, but we had the beating of it on most occasions. If we’re not challenging for race wins week in week out this season, we’ll disappointed.”
“APO Sport’s return is great for British GT,” enthused championship manager Benjamin Franassovici. “We regularly see teams try out GT4 for a few races to experience what we bring, and just as regularly they return. Alex and James are quick drivers and their family –run team have shown their worth in the series. GT4 looks good for 2013 and the return of European GT4 will for sure strengthen the category as a whole. We look forward to welcoming the European teams and drivers to our paddock at Silverstone.”
They will be joined on the GT4 grid by fellow Ginetta team Century Motorsport, who will run Declan Jones with an as yet unnamed co-driver for the season as the graduate of Ginetta Juniors and the GT Supercup – with Century Motorsport – steps up to British GT. The team ran a G50 for Zoe Wenham and Dominic Evans in 2012, the pair finishing second and third behind runaway class champions Hughes and Fannin.
“The team worked well with Declan in 2012 and he rewarded us with excellent on track results,” said team principal Nathan Freke. “We are in talks with a number of quick potential partners for him and the final pairing will make a formidable team to challenge for the title. We will be running the latest specification Ginetta G50 GT4 car which we will take delivery of in the next couple of weeks.”