Former British Gt-winning Ferrari GT2 set to return to the tracks
The record-setting Ferrari 430 GT2 machine that won the 2006 British GT Championship in the hands of Tim Mullen and Chris Niarchos could return to competition in Britain.
Seasoned club racer Mike Humphreys has bought the car, which won a record sevenstraight British GT races during its title-winning season with the Scuderia Ecosse team a decade ago.
Since its retirement from British GT when GT2 cars were phased out for 2007, the machine has raced in FIA GT before being stored with CRS Racing. Fun Cup regular Humphreys bought the car from CRS, which is now a Mclaren GT partner team.
Humphreys has entrusted the car to Intersport Racing, and will test it this year ahead of possible outings in the GT Cup, Britcar and the Dutch Supercar Challenge.
“The GT2 Ferrari is a serious bit of kit,” said Intersport boss Kevin Clarke, who shook the car down at Donington Park recently. “It’s a huge step up for someone not used to racing GT cars. The closing speeds are amazing, even compared to some modern GT3S, so Mike has some learning to do.
“It’s a great bit of engineering, and is so lovely to drive.”