Lotus Motorsport announces a tie up with the new race team Lotus Sport UK to contest the 2011 British GT Championship with two Lotus Evora GT4 race cars.
Finished in the striking colours of Lotus Motorsport Green with a yellow twin stripe bisecting the car from front to rear, the Lotus Evora GT4 run by Lotus Sport UK is powered by a 4 litre 360 hp V6 transverse version of the engine used in the multi-award winning Lotus Evora.
Lotus Sport UK begins the assault on the 2011 British GT Championship at the season opener at Oulton Park, Cheshire, on Monday 25 April 2011 (Easter Monday). The team will also race at select rounds of the European GT4 championships.
Gary Ayles, Team Principal for Lotus Sport UK and former BTCC and Le Mans racer, is also looking forward to the season: “We’re delighted to be working with Lotus. The Evora GT4 package is a high performer, and with proven reliability, I’m very optimistic that we will be competitive throughout the season. Coupled with the appointment of Ollie Jackson, who is the current Porsche Carrera Cup Pro Am 1 Cup Champion, I think we have a good chance to take the winners laurels this year. We will announce the rest of the driver line-up closer to the first race.”
Claudio Berro, Director of Group Lotus Motorsport, is confident for the season ahead: “Following an extensive period of development and durability testing last year, 2011 is the first full year of competition for the GT4. Despite this, the Lotus Evora GT4 already gained credibility at the Nürburgring round of the GT4 Championships last year, followed by the Brit Car 24hrs and more recently this year at the Dubai 24 hour event, so I am confident that this season will be a good one for us!”
“Our development team is hand picked from some of the finest sports and GT drivers in the world, so this car not only has the stunning looks of a winner but the pedigree to match.”