February 23 2012

Motorbase Performance BTCC and Porsche Carrera Cup News

Motorbase Performance are pleased to announce that Mat Jackson and Liam Griffin will remain with the team for the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season and will be joined by current Motorsport Ireland Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Year; Aron Smith.

The Kent-based squad will be running their most ambitious campaign to date, fielding three cars for the full 2012 season as they look to capitalise on their 2011 performance. With new regulations coming into force this year – and many changes to driver, team and car line ups on the grid for 2012 - Motorbase are optimistic that consistency will be their key to success this season.

Following a particularly busy closed season, the team have been working hard on further developments to their 'Little Red Devil' Mountune powered NGTC (Next Generation Touring Car) Ford Focus ST cars and will be focussing all efforts on challenging for the BTCC Championship title once more.

To read the rest of this article visit the Motorbase Performance website.

Motorbase Performance is to take a sabbatical from the Porsche Carrera Cup GB for the 2012 season.

The Kent-based squad first joined the Carrera Cup GB in 2004, the year the team formed, and have competed at the very top of the championship for seven of the past eight years. In addition to winning the prestigious Teams' Championship title in 2010, the Motorbase team has an enviable on track record with an impressive 26 race wins to date.

Team Principal David Bartrum confirmed the news earlier today stating: "I love the Carrera Cup, but we were looking for a new challenge for 2012. This isn't an ending, it's a sabbatical. Give us a year or two and we'll be back. Carrera Cup has been a big part of our team and Porsche will always be part of our future."

Hinting at other areas the team are working on he added: "We've been really busy behind the scenes for the past few months and have a number of exciting plans in the pipeline for this year and that's where our focus will be.

"We're not quite in the position to make any announcements at this moment in time, but we're close – all will be revealed very soon."

To read the rest of this article visit the Motorbase Performance website.

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