Reid to race Polish Arrinera GT car
Le Mans podium finisher and 15-time British Touring Car Championship race winner Anthony Reid is targeting a dual assault in Britain and South Africa with the new Polish-built Gt3-spec Arrinera Hussarya GT next year.
Reid will drive the car in the UK, although the outfit is yet to confirm which championship it will compete in. The car would be eligible for the GT Cup and Britcar.
The new machine – which isn’t yet homologated by the FIA – is being developed in conjunction with Reid and Martin Roe, Johnny Herbert’s junior singleseater engineer in his early days.
“I’ve had four outings in the car and I’m very impressed with the potential,” Reid said. “I think the key thing is the quality of personnel involved in the project. The Polish engineers have very high skill levels. And then there’s Martin: he’s the perfect leader in terms of development and testing.”
Reid will be 60 years old in 2017 and will automatically be graded a bronze-level driver as a result.
“For the right team it could be a lethal combination if you have a platinum and a bronze.
“I’ve spent most of my career trying to be younger than I am but now it’s a benefit to be older.”
Reid is looking forward to competing in South Africa for the first time in 20 years: “I’ve raced out there in touring cars. I did quite a bit of testing over there so it will be nice to go back.”
together. They’ve got some brilliant people on the mechanical and engineering side and that is why I want to stay as well as their links to touring cars.”
Coates is now targeting the title next year after surprising himself with how quickly he got on the pace in his rookie season.
“Making an announcement this early will help that and I go into the season with a proper budget,” he said. “I’ve got everything I need to be able to win, now it comes down to me.”