Apr 19

Fisken and Bridgman targeting strong British GT season (+calendar)

With Trackspeed Porsche 911 GT3 Rs

Gregor Fisken portraitTim BridgmanGregor Fisken and Tim Bridgman are targeting a strong campaign in the British GT Championship in 2011 following their confirmation for the new season in one of Trackspeed’s Porsche 911 GT3 Rs.

Fisken, a race winner and front runner during selected British GT outings in the past two years, is gearing up for his first full season in the prestigious UK-based series, while the 25-year-old Bridgman, a member of the BRDC’s Superstars programme last year, makes the switch from the Porsche Supercup having also won titles in Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Formula Palmer Audi, Formula BMW UK and Zip Formula.

Gregor Fisken  2011-04-18Trackspeed, which clinched the 2010 British GT teams’ and drivers’ titles, will field two Porsches this year, with Richard Westbrook joining reigning champion David Ashburn in the #1 car,  both carrying the livery of Fiskens, London’s foremost historic automobile specialist.
All four drivers were present at a private test session at the new Snetterton 300 layout last week having also driven at Silverstone during the British GT Championship Media Day.



Gregor Fisken:

“I’m delighted to have joined Trackspeed for my first full season in British GT. The team has a race-winning pedigree and I’ll be working hard to ensure that continues in 2011. I’m also very pleased to welcome Tim Bridgman as my team-mate. With four motorsport titles already under his belt, Tim is one of the UK’s most exciting young racing drivers and he has proven his speed in Porsches before. I have no doubt that will continue this year.

“Neither of us is underestimating the challenge that lies ahead, as the British GT grid has strengthened considerably this season, particularly with the influx of new cars such as the Mercedes AMG SLS and Ferrari F458 Italia. However we’re both confident in the team, the car and each other and I think we can challenge at the front throughout the year.”
Tim Bridgman:

“I’m obviously very pleased to be joining Trackspeed alongside Gregor for what looks set to be one of the most competitive seasons of the British GT Championship for many years. I’m also excited to be continuing my relationship with Porsche.  Since its launch last year, the 911 GT3 R has enjoyed success around the world and, with a strong car, a strong team and a strong co-driver I think we have every chance of continuing that trend this season.”

Keith Cheetham, Team Manager, Trackspeed:

“We’re very happy to have signed both Gregor and Tim for this season and with Richard Westbrook and David Ashburn in the other car I firmly believe that Trackspeed has the best driver line-up in the paddock. The Porsche 911 GT3 R is a strong car and, presuming SRO’s equalisation test for the new entries has been successful, I see no reason why we can’t repeat our success of 2010 and win the title.”

The 2011 British GT Championship begins at Oulton Park on Easter Monday and also includes visits to Snetterton, Brands Hatch, Spa-Francorchamps, Rockingham, Donington Park and Silverstone.

2011 British GT Championship calendar

25 April – Oulton Park
15 May – Snetterton
19 June – Brands Hatch
8/9 July – Spa-Francorchamps
4 September – Rockingham
25 September – Donington Park
9 October – Silverstone

For more information on Gregor Fisken and Fiskens, please visit www.fiskens.com.

source: Fiskens Press (Fisken portrait copyright: Gary Parravani)