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Stepping up a Class - Monday 06 October 2003

PRESS RELEASE                        Michelin Porsche Open Series

Stepping up a Class

Henry Firman is stepping up a Class in the Michelin Porsche Open Series when he competes in his newly acquired Porsche GT3 Cup car at Oulton Park next weekend [11 October].

Firman explains: “The GT3 is a current model that I think has longevity as a competitive, front-running car. I also feel that running alongside other GT3’s in Class 2 means the results are based on driver ability and set up, rather than a particular models suitability to a circuit.”

With very little opportunity for track time between purchasing the 911virgin.com backed GT3 and competing in the consecutive Oulton Park [11 Oct] and Donington Park [18-19 Oct] rounds, Firman will use these events as essentially familiarisation and testing opportunities in preparation for a serious 2004 campaign.

Gordon Wardle of Team GVR who will be running the car said: “This is a natural progression for Henry. The GT3 is considerably faster and a much less forgiving environment that the Class 3 993 he’s been running this year, however Henry’s determination and technical ability will stand him in good stead to progress quickly within Class 2”.



Previous News
Friday 24 October 2003 Newsletter - Donington Park
Tuesday 14 October 2003 Newsletter - Oulton Park
Wednesday 08 October 2003 News Update
Tuesday 07 October 2003 Newsletter: Pre-Oulton Park
Monday 06 October 2003 Stepping up a Class
Friday 12 September 2003 Update - Brands Hatch
Tuesday 09 September 2003 Newsletter - Brands Hatch
Sunday 31 August 2003 Newsletter - Pembrey
Tuesday 12 August 2003 If you can't beat them, join them
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