Motorbase announce 6 car Porsche Carerra Cup assault

Motorbase Performance have announced their 2010 plans. On the Porsche stand at the Autosport Show, team boss David Bartrum confirmed that the team is to run a record breaking six cars in the 2010 Porsche Carerra Cup GB Championship, 2 in the Pro catagory, 2 in Pro-Am 1 and 2 in pro-Am 2. This is the biggest ever team in the 8 year history of the Championship. It will take some careful planning by the team to ensure this works.

Team boss David Bartrum has confirmed 4 of the teams 6 drivers, and which catagories they are to compete in.

Bartrum commented on the teams announcement:

“We’re set for a busy year and this is a fantastic opportunity for Motorbase to really establish itself in the Carrera Cup,”

The drivers which have been confirmed to race for Motorbase in 2010 are:

  • Ollie Jackson, Pro-Am 1 – finished all 20 races in 2009, improved as the season progressed, and took podiums by the end of the season.
  • Liam Griffin, Pro-Am 1 – former VW Cup racer, front runner in the series. Ran strongly on his Porsche Carerra Cup GB debut at Silverstone.
  • Steve Parish, Pro-Am 2 – Won on his PA2 debut at Rockingham, the team reckon Parish will challange for the Pro-Am 2 title.
  • George Richardson, Pro-Am 2 – former Ginetta Junior racer, saw his 2009 campaign cut short by budget problems. Will be 18 when the season finishes in October. Team reckon Richardson will be a Pro-Am 2 title contender.

The drivers of the Pro cars will be announced shortly.

David Bartrum said about the team set up and driver line up: “We’ve got two strong teams and the right people to engineer the cars. We’ve got a good mix of drivers across the team; they are all at different stages of their careers.”