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Motorbase switches GT allegiance to Aston Martin

Wednesday, December 04 2013

Kent-based squad Motorbase Performance will step up its GT programme next year, and has traded in its Porsche for a pair of Aston Martin Vantage GT3s in preparation for the opening round of the 2014 Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Oulton Park on 19/21 April.

The team, which dovetails the programme with a British Touring Car Championship campaign, won the British GT Championship in 2012. It has enjoyed a long association with Porsche, having competed in the Carrera Cup GB previously.

It will contest the 2014 Avon Tyres British GT Championship as well as the Blancpain Endurance Series. Drivers have yet to be announced but the outfit has been able to call on feedback from Jonny Adam, a former member of the outfit's BTCC squad.

Team boss Dave Bartrum said: "It was time for us to take on a new challenge and the Aston Martin is a very strong GT3 car at the moment. The people at Aston Martin were very keen for us to build a new two-car team. The car showed excellent form in 2013 and we've watched it with great interest.

"This is a new challenge for us," he continued. "We want to grow our GT operation and it's great to be doing it with a British manufacturer. Of course we want to remain very competitive in British GT and we need to hit the ground running when the season starts at Oulton Park at Easter. By making an early decision we have given ourselves time to understand the Aston Martin both on the track and in the workshop."

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