Essex based Chad Racing is returning to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship next season with a two car assault on the most competitive race series in the UK. The team will run two GT3 class Ferrari F430's, with Matt Griffin and Peter Bamford, who previously raced a Porsche 997, lined up to drive one of the cars. The deal with the second driver pairing is finalised and will be announced in the new year.

Team Manager Piers Masarati said: "We are going to run two Ferrari F430's competing in a full season of British GT. The first car arrives on the 10th January, with the second arriving in February. The driver pairing of Matt Griffin and Peter Bamford delivers plenty of racing experience and the deal with the second driver pairing is completed and we'll announce the names in the new year. Throughout the 2007 season the Ferrari was arguably the quickest car and with proven reliability. Potentially we will have a one of the strongest driver line up on the grid next season and we've backed this up by employing key people with Ferrari experience on the engineering side providing strength and depth for next season."

Chad Racing will also run a GT3 class Lamborghini Gallardo in the Belcar Series but haven't ruled out selected outings in British GT should the opportunity present itself.

-credit: britishgt.com