Nicholas Mee Racing: Ready for 2011 season

Thursday, April 28, 2011

With two seasons of GT4 racing under its belt, Nicholas Mee Racing – winner of the inaugural, 2009 Aston Martin Racing GT4 Challenge – will be gunning for the title again this year.

NMR’s regular drivers Karsten le Blanc and Christiaen van Lanschot, along with Dan De Zille Butler, rejoining the team after a successful debut at the Silverstone 24 Hours in 2010, will be contesting all rounds of the championship in the team’s updated, 2011-spec V8 Vantage GT4.

NMR is also delighted to confirm that it has renewed its major partnership with Talent Works International. The deal will see the Talent Works logo on the bonnet and doors of the NMR car during 2011.

The company plans to use its association with NMR to raise the profile and awareness of its fast growing business and entertain key clients and new business prospects at race meetings during the year. Talent Works’ MD Neil Purcell said “In 2010 we successfully partnered NMR for their assault on the Silverstone 24hr race and we were delighted both with the exposure it generated for us and the positive reaction of our guests at the event. We now look forward to continuing this relationship and winning many races together!”

This year’s nine round Aston Martin Racing-organised GT4 Challenge will be held over seven weekends between April and September and is open to Aston Martin N24 and GT4 cars. Races are between 90 and 180 minutes in length, with re-fuelling plus driver and tyre changes.

Drivers entered for round 1 of the 2011 Challenge at Silverstone on 30th April include Aston Martin’s Director of Design Marek Reichmann, Aston Martin’s Chairman and Prodrive boss David Richards, and Christian Horner, Team Principal of the Red Bull Racing F1 team.

Looking forward to the series, which will visit many iconic circuits including Silverstone, Donington Park, Spa Francorchamps and Dijon, NMR’s Team Principal Nicholas Mee said “Having sadly lost our Chief Engineer Craig Dawson to cancer earlier this year the whole team is especially motivated
to compete strongly for the Challenge. We’ll certainly have our work cut out, but I can’t wait for the season to get underway”
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