UltraTek Racing are leaving Oulton Park buoyed by their performance at the frankly brutal opening rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship. In a weekend that saw 12 DNFs, the UltraTek Racing Evora GT4’s not only scored points but they completed every race in both cars and gained valuable benchmarking data to allow the future development of drivers Richard Taffinder and Tim Eakin.
The end of weekend briefing was a very promising meeting for UltraTek Racing considering they put in solid and consistent lap times and are brand new to the championship, with no previous data and have a very limited testing schedule. The mechanical prowess of Stratton Motorsport teamed with the skill of the drivers and team saw both cars complete both races, no mean feat in such a competitive weekend.
The team were joined by guest driver Martin Plowman this weekend who was covering for Nash who was away on Blancpain duties. The weekend also served to set a benchmark that James Nash and Jamie Wall can build upon for the next round.
Both Taffinder and Eakin started the season with only 17 competitive race starts under their belts but their entry into British GT was a vital part of their ongoing driver development. James is also calling on the support of Jamie Wall who is partnering Tim Eakin and helping further the pair’s development.
Richard Taffinder commented, “Competing in our first ever GT race was huge. I quickly got to grips with the fast approaching GT3 cars in my rear mirror but more importantly it gave me valuable competitive track time and allowed for a solid benchmark of our performance before James Nash commences the next phase of his driving tuition.
Taffinder continued, “None of us were completely happy with the car but it is understandable that we will have a few bumps in the road considering the tight time scales under which we have put Stratton Motorsport.”
The concept of the team was pulled together late last year leaving a shortage of time available for all the desired preparation.
Taffinder commented, “Once the next phase of the training kicks in, it will make a big difference and enable both Tim and I to take our racing to the next level, using James’ and Jamie’s experience and skill.”
The team will be in action for the next round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Rockingham on the 2nd and 3rd May.