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BGTC: Corby: Mike Meadows preview

MEADOWS READY TO ROCK BRITISH GT AT ROCKINGHAM British racer Mike Meadows returns to GT car racing this weekend at the Rockingham circuit in Corby, for the third round of the British GT Championship with the CR Scuderia team. A pole position and...

MEADOWS READY TO ROCK BRITISH GT AT ROCKINGHAM British racer Mike Meadows returns to GT car racing this weekend at the Rockingham circuit in Corby, for the third round of the British GT Championship with the CR Scuderia team. A pole position and second place scored by the team in Oulton Park, Cheshire showed that they have the pace to run up at the front. Meadows and team mate James Sutton are determined to give the team a strong result this weekend and make their mark on the Championship battle. During the previous round at Knockhill the no.14 Ferrari of Meadows and Sutton was running strongly in third, and in a fight for second place, before their race ended prematurely, as Meadows found himself the victim of a controversial incident with an Aston Martin.

Meadows now looks ahead to this weekend aiming to repeat the strong form shown by the team to date, and hopes to avoid the bad luck which has deprived the team of points at previous rounds. Meadows commented, "It's been a big break since the last British GT race, so I'm looking forward to getting back into the car at Rockingham, I've been out racing and testing a lot during the six weeks, so I hope that will give me an advantage over the drivers who might be a bit rusty. The team and the car are certainly very competitive and we're expecting to be on the pace as soon as we get there, then the results should hopefully follow. "The incident at the end of the Knockhill race was obviously very disappointing as we were really close to scoring a podium finish, however that's racing and you have to put it to the back of your mind and get on with the next race.

"I've never raced at the current Rockingham circuit layout before, but I think it should suit the Ferrari car, we might loose out on the final banked corner and long straight, but we will be pretty quick in the tight and twisty infield section. I'm really looking forward to getting out there and finally getting the results that reflect our pace."

Rockingham is the first purpose built banked oval in the UK since Brooklands in 1907 and is just about to celebrate its seventh birthday after it was opened by the Queen on May 26, 2001. It has both an oval and a road based infield section of track which the GT cars will race on this weekend. Meadow's returns to the Ferrari GT cockpit after competing in the Formula Master International Series, at Valencia last weekend for Euronova racing. Driving in both the British GT Championship and the Formula Master Series is giving Meadows the opportunity to show his ability to adapt to different racing cars. The fifth and sixth rounds of the British GT Championship take place at the Rockingham Circuit over this coming Bank Holiday weekend.

-credit: mm

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Series GT
Drivers James Sutton