Croydon's Bradley Ellis will rekindle the partnership with Alex Mortimer that saw the sensational pairing seize the 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship crown at the next rounds of the FIA GT3 European Championship at Monza, 17&18 May. The ...
Croydon's Bradley Ellis will rekindle the partnership with Alex Mortimer that saw the sensational pairing seize the 2007 Avon Tyres British GT Championship crown at the next rounds of the FIA GT3 European Championship at Monza, 17&18 May. The British GT Champions have signed to complete the rest of the season in the Swiss Matech Racing Team's Ford GT following Ellis' promising first outing in the opening rounds at Silverstone.
Ellis and Mortimer have not raced together since the final nail-biting round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Rockingham last September but the formidable pairing will be drawing on two seasons of racing success together as they head to Monza. Although both drivers individually competed in select FIA GT3 European Championship rounds in 2007, Monza will see their first joint outing in the series.
"It's great to resurrect our championship-winning partnership. Alex and I have raced together for over two years; we know how each other drives and how to use that to our advantage in race conditions. We've joined a strong team and we'll work in partnership with them to develop the Ford GT and get ourselves to the front of the field."
Although Ellis clinched vital championship points in the opening FIA GT3 European Championship rounds at Silverstone, Mortimer joins the title fight two races adrift, making the Monza objective clear. But with Mortimer yet to run in the Ford GT, Ellis' expectations remain realistic.
"Due to some technical gremlins at Silverstone, qualifying was the first opportunity I had to get a good run in the car and that was a month ago, but Alex is yet to drive the Ford GT. His first opportunity will be on the Monza practice days when we will be aiming to get ourselves settled in to both the car and racing together again. I'm sure everything will fall together smoothly to let us focus on getting Alex in to the championship fight and on scoring as many points as possible."