Britcar regulars Team Bullrun are to enter a Lotus Evora for a full season in the 2012 Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship (BEC).
The team, comprised of Richard Adams, David Green and 2011 BTCC driver Martin Byford ran part of the 2011 season in a Ferrari after winning the Britcar Production title in 2010 in a SEAT Leon.
“We were looking to move up the ladder a bit into GT and we were out there looking for a car,” said Green. “To be honest we're a British team in a British championship and we loved the idea of a Lotus and what they've done with the new Evora in the GT class just makes it the perfect combination.”
Though several versions of the Elise model competed in 2011 Team Bullrun are the first to bring the Evora for a full Britcar season. An Evora, however, did claim third overall in October's Britcar 24 Hours with a Dutch team led by Cor Euser. GT4 versions of the Evora have also scored class wins in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship and Blancpain Endurance Series.
“We are delighted that Bullrun share our view that the Evora could be a serious championship contender this year,” said Group Lotus Motorsport Director Claudio Berro. “It's great to see a British team, with a British car competing for a British title. The overall package Bullrun has managed to put together looks very strong and we look forward to closely following their progress throughout the season.”
“Ultimately our aspirations are to win,” explained Green. “We like to have fun and we like to represent ourselves well and we wanted to go in there with a car that would look a bit different, something that's not racing in that endurance class at the moment. The hard thing about the Evora is it look so different with different colour schemes so we had a hard job landing on a colour scheme that worked because there are so many interesting way of doing it and we've ended with a black and red car that looks really stunning.”
The first round of the 2012 Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship will take place on March 24 on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.