ELLIS TAKES HOME THE SILVERWARE

Croydon's Bradley Ellis and teammate Alex Mortimer (Stoneleigh) were officially crowned the Avon Tyres British GT Champions of 2007 at the prestigious SRO annual awards ceremony at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in London on Saturday 13 October.

The Team RPM pairing clinched the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in sensational style in a thrilling end of season battle at Rockingham on 30 September. After just two weeks for their achievements to sink in, Ellis and Mortimer were proud to be awarded with the stunning championship silverware by Avon Tyres Marketing Communication Manager, Sarah McRoberts.

Ellis and Mortimer joined the GT3 category in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship as rookies this season, after graduating from the GTC class where they clinched third in 2006. The youngest pairing on the GT3 grid, 20-year-old Ellis and 22-year-old Mortimer took the coveted championship spoils with four race wins, two second-place finishes and two-third places.

After a challenging season en route to the championship crown, the dynamic duo are now exploring opportunities for the 2008 season, so watch this space.

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