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Fisken And Westbrook Combine For Trackspeed In 2013

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Fisken drove for Trackspeed with Tim Bridgman in 2010 (Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey)

Gregor Fisken will return to Trackspeed and to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship for 2013, named in the second of the Porsche squad’s intended three cars alongside regular star Richard Westbrook.

Fisken drove for Trackspeed in 2011 with Tim Bridgman scoring one win, in the two hour race at Brands Hatch, and finishing the championship in seventh position. Their final standing was hurt by having to miss the two races at Rockingham after the car suffered an engine failure in the Sunday warm-up session. In 2010 Fisken ran selected races in a Mosler alongside Martin Short.

“I’m really looking forward to the year ahead,” said Fisken. “The increasing strength of British GT, which is underlined by the calibre of professional and amateur drivers, ensured the opportunity to return with Trackspeed was an irresistible one. I’m certainly not underestimating the task at hand but we should have a very competitive package, especially as Richard is one of the fastest GT drivers in the world. We’ve not raced together before but enjoyed a strong working relationship in 2011, so I’m already confident of forming a great partnership. Porsche have made a lot of improvements to the 997 GT3 R so I’m hopeful that will help us challenge for victories straight away.”

The announcement extends Westbrook’s activities with the team into a fourth year. In 2012 with 2010 champion David Ashburn, winning at Oulton Park on the opening weekend of the season. He and Ashburn also shared the sister car to Fisken and Bridgman in 2011, taking two wins in the season. Trackspeed took a further two wins last season to secure the teams’ title for a third consecutive year and will look to extend the streak with Porsche 997 GT3 R upgraded for the new season.

“I’m delighted to be teaming up with Gregor after working on opposite sides of the garage in 2011,” said Westbrook, who will balance his British GT commitments with appearances in the Rolex Series and for Corvette Racing. “Being a Pro-Am championship it’s vitally important to have the best team-mate possible and in Gregor I’m confident that I’ve got just that. It’s also very exciting to be back with Trackspeed in British GT again. The championship’s gone from strength-to-strength and the competition certainly appears much greater than last season. Fortunately we’ll have a significant upgrade so it should be a very interesting year and I’m feeling extremely confident.”

Fisken and Westbrook join the previously announced Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen combination at Trackspeed for the 2013 season which begins at Oulton Park on Easter Weekend.

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