BTCC

Porsche GT Driver Tandy Tests Motorbase Ford

1 Mins read

British GT driver Nick Tandy has tested a British Touring Car for the first time today at Brands Hatch in a Motorbase Ford Focus, the team not ruling out the possibility of a race outing for him in 2013.

The works Porsche driver took to the Kent circuit behind the wheel of the team’s third NGTC Focus – driven recently by Michael Caine in the previous BTCC round at Croft – and is likely to continue to do so in the coming tests held at Snetterton on July 9/10.

Former Carrera Cup Germany champion Tandy is likely to share the car with fellow GT driver Caine over that period, Motorbase team boss David Bartrum hoping the former McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award finalist and British Formula 3 race winner can continue further testing in that official TOCA test next week as they look to improve on their struggling 2013 form.

Bartrum told AUTOSPORT: “This is to get him used to the car for Tuesday at Snetterton. We’ll throw him out there with everyone else.

With Porsche having allowed permission for such tests, Bartrum did not rule out race outings for the 28-year-old during the remainder of the current BTCC campaign alongside regular drivers Mat Jackson and Aron Smith.

Related posts
BTCC

Ingram takes first victory for EXCELR8 in Round Six at Snetterton

2 Mins read
Tom Ingram has claimed the first victory in the Hyundai i30 N Fastback and for EXCELR8 as a team at Round Six of the BTCC at Snetterton ahead of Ash Sutton and Gordon Shedden.
BTCC

Stunning Sutton claims second win of 2021 BTCC season in mesmerising display at Snetterton

3 Mins read
Defending BTCC drivers’ champion, Ash Sutton produced a mesmerising display to come from 11th to take the race win in Round Five at Snetterton ahead of rival, Colin Turkington.
BTCC

Turkington claims imperious lights to flag victory in BTCC Round Four at Snetterton

3 Mins read
Colin Turkington took an imperious lights to flag race win in Round Four of the BTCC at Snetterton as he closes the gap to championship leader, Jake Hill.

Leave a Reply