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BGTC: CR Scuderia announce first drivers

FIRST BRITISH GT DRIVERS REVEALED 4 February 2008: Michael Cullen and Paddy Shovlin will race with CR Scuderia in the GT3 class of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship, it was announced today. The Irish pair have raced in the Ferrari ...

FIRST BRITISH GT DRIVERS REVEALED

4 February 2008: Michael Cullen and Paddy Shovlin will race with CR Scuderia in the GT3 class of the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship, it was announced today. The Irish pair have raced in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli for a number of years with great success and now move to British GTs where they will face stiff competition from a packed field of drivers who all want to win.

Michael has previously won two European Championships with the famous Italian 'Rossocorsa' team and Paddy finished third in the 2005 series, so both are more than familiar with racing Ferraris.They continue their association with Rossocorsa whilst CR Scuderia has established a technical and logistical partnership with Rossocorsa to assist with the Irish pair's ambition of racing in British GT. Their Ferrari 430 will be based at CR Scuderia's brand new technical centre at Bardon in Leicestershire, and the British GT effort will be backed up by factory-trained Rossocorsa staff joining CRS at each British race meeting.

"We're looking forward to racing in the UK again," said Michael. "I haven't done a UK Championship since I raced Fiestas in 1998/99; I've won Irish titles and European titles but never one in the UK so that's our target. We're looking forward to racing with CR Scuderia and also maintaining our long-term affiliation with Rossocorsa. We're not underestimating the competition as there are some good pairings this year but Paddy and I make a good team, we're very comfortable with the 430 and we're looking forward to having a lot of fun in British GTs."

Further driver pairings for the British GT Championship will be announced in due course.

-credit: crscuderia

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Series GT
Drivers Michael Cullen , Paddy Shovlin