Moore re­turns to rac­ing in Audi GT3

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Mul­ti­ple sportscar cham­pion Nigel Moore will re­turn to rac­ing full time this year in both the Miche­lin GT3 Le Mans Cup and the re­mod­elled Brit­car En­durance Cham­pi­onship.

Moore will share an Audi R8 LMS ul­tra GT3 with 16-year-old kart­ing grad­u­ate Phil Han­son. Tock­with Mo­tor­sport, Moore’s fam­ily team, will run the car in both cham­pi­onships.

Moore, 24, won the Ginetta Ju­nior ti­tle in 2007 be­fore lift­ing the G50 Cup ti­tle the next year at his first at­tempt. That earned him a seat with the Ginetta works team at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2009, at the time mak­ing him the youngest driver ever to com­pete at the French en­durance clas­sic. He was also For­mula Palmer Audi cham­pion in 2010, but stopped rac­ing af­ter 2011 to work at the fam­ily’s Tock­with Mo­tor­sports com­plex in York­shire.

Han­son steps up to GT3 hav­ing won the Su­per One Na­tional Ju­nior X30 ti­tle with Tock­with’s kart­ing arm last year.

Tock­with team boss Si­mon Moore said: “We bought the Audi last year and did loads of test­ing to plan for this sea­son as it’s go­ing to be a big one. It’s great for Nigel to get back out rac­ing again as he’s worked hard over the last few years to get back into it and we now have the bud­get to put a proper pro­gramme to­gether.”

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