BTCC man Epps joins fac­tory Sin team for GT4

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Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship driver Michael Epps made his GT4 de­but at Sil­ver­stone last week­end af­ter join­ing the fac­tory Sin team.

Epps, who races a Toy­ota Aven­sis for Team Hard in the BTCC, was a late ad­di­tion to the en­try shar­ing a 6.2-litre V8 Sin R1 GT4 with Hen­drick Still. The pair failed to fin­ish af­ter Epps was forced into the gravel in his first stint while avoid­ing an ac­ci­dent in front of him, and the car later suf­fered a bro­ken steer­ing rack af­ter Still was hit.

“It was a shame the race didn’t go to plan as we made up 15 places on the first lap,” said Epps. “We had a few is­sues with per­for­mance bal­anc­ing as the throt­tle ap­pli­ca­tion wasn’t right so we weren’t strong in a straight line, but that was changed for the race was we got some poke back.

“The Sin is great fun to drive and very com­fort­able. Tour­ing cars are pretty sav­age me­chan­i­cally, but the GT4 is much softer and has de­cent aero. It’s not to­tally alien as I’ve raced rear-wheel drive be­fore in sin­gle-seaters.

“I’ve been talk­ing to the team [Sofia Car Mo­tor­sport] for a while and there may be some more chances in Euro­pean GT4 for me this year, which would be nice.”

Epps han­dled the Sin R1

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