Following a trouble-free run last time out in Dubai, OCC Lasik Racing with Newbridge Motorsport are looking ahead the 24H Touring Car Endurance Series (TCES) at Silverstone 1 – 2 April, in what will be a five-driver line-up.
Fielding the #249 OCC Lasik branded Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport in the SP3-GT4 class, the team are looking to build on the momentum gained last time out in what will be the first TCES event of the year and the team’s first 24H at Silverstone.
Young Australian racer Aidan Read joining established sportscar racer Devon Modell alongside regular drivers JM Littman, Chris Valentine and Team Principal Sponsor Dr. Fareed Ali.
Newbridge Motorsport Team Principle Richard Tovey
“We’re building on the strong showing in Dubai, this is the first TCES race of the year and we have a great line up with our five drivers. We’re really looking forward to the challenges that the Silverstone weather may impose on us, and how we can maximise our strategy in the possible – almost inevitable – changing weather conditions!”
Team Principal Sponsor Dr. Fareed Ali
“I am delighted to renew the partnership between OCC Lasik and Newbridge Motorsports for the 2017 race season as we once again focus on racing the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport in the Creventic 24H Series. We are planning on competing in a significant number of the 24H Series races in 2017, and we are all optimistic that Silverstone will provide a very positive start to our campaign. We gained a lot of experience from the 2016 season and the earlier Dubai 24-hour race, and we now target podium finishes for this season.”
“It’s great to be back at Silverstone and racing with OCC Lasik in their Cayman GT4. I really enjoy the challenges of racing different cars in the 24H Series, though the Cayman GT4 won’t be too far away from the Porsche 991 that I’ve been used to. We have a superb driver line-up and hopes are high for a podium finish.”
“The car will be similar to the Britcar GT4 Aston I’ve raced before in terms of lap time. I’m really looking forward to it, but I bet it will be cold, wet and windy being Silverstone! It’s a good opportunity for me and I’m a big fan of the championship as it is serious but also very approachable and fan-friendly.”
“My first 24H race will present many new challenges and another dimension to past races. The Silverstone 24H with OCC Racing with Newbridge is a key opportunity to adapt to the 24H scene. I’ve raced in GT4 previously at Bathurst and I’m looking forward to driving at yet another iconic track in a Porsche Cayman, which I know will be a thrill to drive.”
“It’s great to be doing the Silverstone 24H again and to back with Newbridge Motorsport, the team who saw me through four seasons of Porsche racing. We have a strong team this year with some very experienced drivers and we will be pushing for a podium finish – not just in class, but overall. Silverstone is my home circuit and the Cayman GT4 is a joy to drive – I took to it like a duck to water in my first test at Donington last year.”