Bri­tish GT man Clarke plans more Fer­rari runs af­ter Brit­car re­turn

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For­mer Bri­tish GT racer Ley­ton Clarke is in talks to make more ap­pear­ances with the FF Corse Fer­rari team this year af­ter mak­ing a re­turn to UK com­pe­ti­tion re­cently af­ter a five-year break.

The for­mer Sax­max and BARC Pro­duc­tion Tour­ing Car cham­pion shared one of FF Corse’s Fer­rari 458 Chal­lenge cars with Si­mon Atkin­son in the last rounds of the Brit­car En­durance Cham­pi­onship at Don­ing­ton Park re­cently. The pair fin­ished sec­ond over­all and won their class.

Clarke’s last UK race came in Bri­tish GT when he shared a Lo­tus Sport UK Evora GT4 with Freddy Nord­strom.

“It was good to get back out and the Fer­rari is a great car, so I’m talk­ing to the team now about do­ing more rounds of ei­ther Brit­car or the GT Cup,” said Clarke. “The 458 Chal­lenge doesn’t have the down­force of the GT3 ver­sion and it isn’t quite as easy to drive, but it’s ac­ces­si­ble and the lap times are sec­onds faster than my old GT4 car.

“I want to be back in Bri­tish GT, in GT3, so it’s im­por­tant to keep my name out there. I’m ex­pect­ing a few more late deals this year.”

Clarke was quick in Fer­rari

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