Dream Machines Set for Easter Race at Oulton Park

Every petrolhead’s dream collection of exotica will be racing at Oulton Park over the Easter weekend, as part of the Brookson DWF F3/GT Festival.

Supercars from 12 manufacturers, including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus and Porsche will contest the first round of the prestigious Avon Tyres British GT Championship. The front running cars in the championship are capable of reaching 60 mph in 3 seconds and have the potential to reach almost 200 mph!

The challenging and spectacular Oulton Park circuit will test the drivers and cars to their limits ensuring the racing matches up to the machinery. Local team JMH Automotive (Holmes Chapel) are certainly looking forward to it with Oulton based driver, Phil Burton raring to go:

“It is great for me to be racing on home ground for the season opener. We hope that the crowd will get behind the local team.

I also have the shortest commute after the race, my house is barely 400 yards from the circuit!”

Oulton Park will also be the first race since Avon Tyres became the title sponsor and tyre supplier for the British GT. Avon Tyres Motorsport Director, Julian Baldwin, said, “It will be fantastic to see the first race on our specially developed GT tyre finally take place after all the long hours of testing, research and development that has taken place. We are delighted to be sponsoring such an exciting and prestigious series and I am looking forward to watching a great race at Oulton Park.”

A total of seven series will be taking to the circuit over the course of the Brookson DWF F3/GT Festival including the Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series, UK Formula Ford, Autosport Caterham Superlight Challenge and the Volkswagen Racing Cup. Racing takes place on Saturday 15 April and Monday 17 April and tickets can be purchased from www.oultonpark.co.uk or by calling 0870 950 9000.

The second round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship will take place on the weekend of the 20/21 May at Donington Park Circuit. For further information on this round and the rest of the season visit www.britishgt.com.

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Posted on 12th April, 2006

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