GT Cup Race Winner Eastwood Returns For 2011

Gary Eastwood will return to the GT Cup this year for a full season campaign in a Ferrari 360 Challenge GTC. Eastwood finished second in the Group One points standings in 2010, scoring his first win at Oulton Park in September.

Team FF Corse will again run the London & Kent Metals sponsored car.

“I was really pleased to get the Ferrari up to winning pace in the middle of last season, especially as it was my first year racing Ferrari's and my first season with Team FF Corse,” said Eastwood. “The GT Cup is a fantastic championship with lovely people and some great drivers, this year we are mounting a serious attempt to win races and the championship, it won't be easy but we are up for it.”

The Ferrari will sport the livery of the Royal Marines Benevolent Fund, a charity which Eastwood raises money for through his on-track exploits. An annual track day at Brands Hatch last November raised over £30,000 as well as offering wounded Royal Marines the chance to take passenger rides in exotic cars around the Kent venue.

Eastwood's 2011 campaign begins on April 16-17 with the first round of the GT Cup at Silverstone. A half hour highlights program will be shown on Motors TV in the UK.