UK: QME Sport forms new team

QME Sport Enters World of Porsche and GT Racing... Thursday 18 January 2007: Longstanding LeMans, Sports/GT and Touring Car experts Roger King and Gary Blackham have formed QME Sport, backed by their respected international motorsport...

QME Sport Enters World of Porsche and GT Racing...

Thursday 18 January 2007: Longstanding LeMans, Sports/GT and Touring Car experts Roger King and Gary Blackham have formed QME Sport, backed by their respected international motorsport engineering and preparation business QM Engineering Limited. Step one for the Northamptonshire based team is a two car assault on the 2007 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship.

Two Porsche GT3 Cup cars have been secured and full preparation at the teams Turweston headquarters is already under way for QME Sport to start at the official test days and opening round of this seasons Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship supporting the British Touring Car Championship. The business strategy will see the new Carrera Cup team establish the company's feeder class and ongoing UK programme. From 2008 the team will also enter the international Porsche Supercup series, supporting the FIA Formula One World Championship. >From here the team's vision is to also compete in international GT racing at the highest level.

Team Co-Principal Gary Blackham said; "We see our entry as a stepping stone programme for not only ourselves but also established and young talented drivers seeking the GT/Sportscar route to international racing. We are passionate about GT racing and our involvement and have waited until we could secure the resources to tackle the task professionally and successfully. Whilst we have secured the hardware the balance of costs requires team partners and the success of that will determine our 2007 driver line-up. Our race entry will also complement our engineering business as new components developed from our racing programme will be marketed for customer race, track-day and road car application."

QM Engineering provides bespoke engineering solutions, manufacturing and fabrication for all levels of motorsport and specialist automotive applications. Their most recent application being the manufacture of the complete vehicle chassis for the highly acclaimed JCB DieselMax land-speed record car.

Further details about the teams 2007 Porsche Carrera Cup programme will be announced shortly.

-credit: www.qmengineering.co.uk

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Series Porsche
Drivers Gary Black