UltraTek Racing is proud to announce its participation in the 2015 Avon Tyres British GT Championship in a pair of newly built Stratton Motorsport Lotus Evora GT4s. The team will consist of WTCC and BTCC Independent Champion James Nash, BTCC and British GT ace Jamie Wall and former Aston Martin Challenge racers Richard Taffinder and Tim Eakin.
The Norfolk based team will run under the banner of UltraTek Racing but will utilise the wealth of experience and GT pedigree offered by Stratton Motorsport. The East Anglian Lotus main dealer have competed in GT championships around the world and were GT4 Champions in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Stratton Motorsport Team Manager James Edwards believes the Lotus Evora model will prove to be a very competitive car during 2015.
James Edwards commented, “With our strong driver combinations and great experience in GT4, we can all anticipate an exciting season ahead.”
UltraTek Racing is named after the newly released, cutting edge, raised profile aluminium numberplate supplied by industry leaders Hills Numberplates. The racing program forms an integral part of the UltraTek marketing strategy for 2015.
Gary Dixon, UltraTek Product Manager commented, “Motorsport is an ideal platform to showcase the innovative UltraTek numberplate. UltraTek is perfect for the discerning motorist and with a grid packed full of prestige brands, it is a perfect fit for our customers.”
Richard Taffinder and Tim Eakin will move to UltraTek racing and handpicked Jamie Wall, former BTCC and Aston Martin racer to partner alongside themselves and James Nash.
Richard Taffinder commented, “This exciting collaboration has opened the door for Tim and myself, real motorsport enthusiasts from Hills Numberplates to take a seat alongside professional drivers for the first time.”
Stratton Motorsport will be working closely on the project with James Nash Racing, the commercial venture run by former touring car independent champion and GT Racer James Nash. James specialises in providing expert motorsport tuition at all levels as well as organising bespoke track day experiences for corporate customers, offering a real introduction to racing driving.
James Nash commented, “my aim is to continue to work with Richard and Tim to develop them into competitive GT drivers that are able to win a championship. I have mentored them both for the past 4 years and want to show that with the right tuition, an amateur driver can develop into a championship winner.”
The 2015 Avon Tyres British GT Championship commences on the 4th April at Oulton Park in Cheshire.