For­mer Bri­tish Gt-win­ning Fer­rari GT2 set to re­turn to the tracks

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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.”

The Fer­rari GT2 will re­turn

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