Alan Bonner will launch Xero-Competition's assault on the British GT (GT3) Championship when it gets underway at Donington Park on Sunday the 3rd of April. The Scot will drive the Chevy powered ; Xero Competition GT3 Corvette C5.
Team Principal Dave Beecroft comments "I've know Alan from way back in the early 90's when he raced against my guys in F2000 and he always impressed me in those days. Latterly I have had him in the car on a number of occasions including the 2003 British GT race at Thruxton when unfortunately for him the engine let go in qualifying.
In fact, Alan has driven all three of Xero-Competition's Corvette's at one time or another and I am delighted he has agreed to lead our charge for the 2005 GT3 Championship title. He's an astute and very competent driver, everyone knows his pace and it was plain for all to see whilst he led the British GT race at Brands Hatch to the Ultima's best ever podium finish at the end of last season.
With wins in Belcar and Britcar Xero Competition has proven it's a race winning team and I am hoping Alan will bring us our first victory in British GT. Unfortunately, the co driver I had lined up for Alan has taken a fantastic offer to do LMES, so we need to work pretty quick to secure a partner in time for Donington".
Alan Bonner, "Finally I get a chance to do a whole season with Xero, I believe they are one of the best teams in the paddock, competing in British GT, Britcar, Belcar and FIA GT at Silverstone this May, they are certainly one of the hardest working teams around.
I've been close to driving for Xero competition on many occasions and I really can't wait for the season to start. I drove the GT3 Corvette at the British GT Media launch at Silverstone and it felt good to get back in the seat again. I've been very fortunate to drive the GT2 and GT3 Corvette's and they are just such a treat. They have loads of torque, a very forgiving chassis, with great turn in and excellent balance.