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Sharp & White Sign Up For More British GT In 2014

When Colin White rolled out of his blazing Ginetta G55 at Oulton Park last Easter Monday, many feared that the British GT season was already over for IDL-CWS. But White and teammate Tom Sharp were back with a fully-rebuilt car at the next round at Rockingham and went on to complete the season. Despite only suffering two more DNFs over the remainder of the season, a series of frustrating niggles prevented the team and car from showing their true potential.

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But there were highlights: the Ginetta led at Brands on merit, and a strong run at the season finalé at Donington finally yielded some long-overdue championship points for eighth place; and now White and Sharp have announced their return to the return series with renewed enthusiasm, following a very positive development programme over the winter.

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“It’s great to be back,” said Sharp. “The Avon Tyres British GT Championship is where I want to be, and without a doubt it will be the most competitive season to date. For sure 2013 was a difficult year for us, but a lot of lessons have been learnt and we are all better off for the experience.

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“The car has come a long way over the winter and I have every confidence it will be competitive and we can run at the front of the field this season. The guys at Ginetta have done an impressive job and I can’t wait to start testing at the end of the month.”

The confirmed British GT entry list now looks like this:

GT3
888 Engineering – BMW Z4 – Lee Mowle/Joe Osborne
888 Engineering – BMW Z4 – Derek Johnston/Luke Hines
AF Corse – Ferrari 458 Italia – John Dhillon/Aaron Scott
AF Corse – Ferrari 458 Italia – Pasin Lathouras/TBA
Appleby Engineering – Bentley Continental – Steve Tandy/James Appleby
Beechdean AMR – Aston Martin Vantage – Andrew Howard/Jonny Adam
Ecurie Ecosse – BMW Z4 – Marco Attard/Alexander Sims
FF Corse – Ferrari 458 Italia – Gary Eastwood/Rob Barff
Horsepower Racing – Aston Martin Vantage – Paul Bailey/Andy Schulze
IDL-CWS – Ginetta G55 – Colin White/Tom Sharp
Motorbase Performance – Aston Martin Vantage – TBA/TBA
Motorbase Performance – Aston Martin Vantage – TBA/TBA
MP-AMR – Aston Martin Vantage – Mark Poole/Richard Abra
PGF Kinfaun AMR – Aston Martin Vantage – Phil Dryburgh/John Gaw
Rosso Verde – Ferrari 458 Italia – Hector Lester/Benny Simonsen
Team LNT – Ginetta G55 – Lawrence Tomlinson/Mike Simpson
United Autosports – Audi R8 LMS – Mark Patterson/Matt Bell

GT4
ISSY Racing – Lotus Evora – Osman Yusuf/Gavan Kershaw
Twisted Team Parker – Ginetta G50 – Adrian Barwick/Bradley Ellis
Fox Motorsport – Ginetta G55 – Paul McNeilly/Jamie Stanley
Beechdean AMR – Aston Martin Vantage – Ross Wylie/Jake Giddings
ABG Motorsport – BMW M3 – Declan Jones/TBA
Century Motorsport – Ginetta G55 – Rick Parfitt Jr/Tom Oliphant
Century Motorsport – Ginetta G55 – Aleksander Schjerpen/Morten Dons