August 7th, 2013
Porsche factory driver Nick Tandy will not make his British Touring Car race debut this season. Tandy tested Motorbase’s third NGTC Ford Focus at Snetterton earlier this month. He and fellow GT driver Michael Caine helped improve the set-up on the Motorbase cars, which had their best showing of 2013 at Snetterton last weekend in the hands of Mat Jackson and Aron Smith.
August 3rd, 2013
British Touring Car racer Aron Smith believes he will be able to start the first race at Snetterton despite crashing heavily in qualifying.
August 3rd, 2013
Sam Tordoff took his first British Touring Car pole position by beating team-mate Jason Plato at Snetterton. The Triple Eight-run works MG6s dominated practice and again moved to the top with their first runs in qualifying. Tordoff managed 1m56.817s to Plato’s 1m56.919s before moving even further clear of his double champion team-mate with a 1m56.696s, almost a second faster than last year’s pole.
July 5th, 2013
Nick Tandy has tested a British Touring Car NGTC machine for the first time at Brands Hatch, driving a Motorbase Ford Focus. The factory Porsche GT racer has previously competed in British GT with the squad, which has had a difficult season in the BTCC so far in 2013. Team boss David Bartrum now hopes to run the 28-year-old former McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award finalist and British Formula 3 race winner in the official TOCA test at Snetterton next week.
June 28th, 2013
Sebastian Vettel – no time/3rd: “I think overall we can be pretty happy, it was a good day. Obviously it was important to get some laps in the dry as we expect dry conditions on Sunday
June 19th, 2013
Reigning British GT champion Michael Caine will give Motorbase’s third NGTC Ford Focus its British Touring Car debut at Croft this weekend. Caine appeared in two BTCC rounds in 2011, driving a Motorbase-run S2000 Focus, before winning the British GT title with the squad last year, sharing a Porsche with Daniele Perfetti. Another GT campaign and budget issues have kept Caine from a full BTCC season this year, but the 42-year-old tested the new NGTC machine at Snetterton last month .
December 4th, 2010
HOLIDAY PARTY: Bryan Clauson celebrates his second-straight triumph in the USAC Mopar National/Western Midget Turkey Night Grand Prix Thursday night at Toyota Speedway @ Irwindale (Calif.).