Abra Joins Barwell Motorsport For Full Season British GT Campaign

Thursday, January 24, 2013

2012 Britcar 24 hour winner, Richard Abra, will join Barwell Motorsport for a full season British GT Championship campaign. Richard will be partnered in the Barwell Motorsport V12 Vantage GT3 by regular team mate, Mark Poole.

Abra made his debut in the Barwell Motorsport V12 Vantage GT3 at the final round of the 2012 BritCar Endurance Championship at Donnington Park. Where he claimed a stunning pole position and looked set for the win until a late race incident dropped them out of contention. Although that was his first race in the new V12 Vantage, Richard was no stranger to racing Aston Martins. In 2011 he raced alongside Mark Poole in the Aston Martin Racing Challenge with Generation AMR, securing a race win at Silverstone, four pole positions, three fastest laps and was named ‘best performing driver’ by the Aston Martin Owners Club.

"Racing in the British GT Championship has been the goal for a while now" said Abra, "I couldn't ask for anything more than to do it with Barwell Motorsport in a brand new Vantage GT3! The championship is going from strength to strength and there's a lot of competition this year, but I'm ready and excited to get started!"

The 2013 British GT season gets underway at Oulton Park March 30th and will feature 6 rounds in the UK with the now traditional away-race taking place at Zandvoort, in the Netherlands. Competition is set to be fierce in GT3 with up to 30 cars expected in the premier class.

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