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BGTC: Ryan Hooker early plans for 2005

Ryan Hooker: A Reshuffle as The Focus Shifts To 2005 Ryan Hooker is making alterations to the final section of his season to consolidate efforts for a further campaign in British GT in 2005. Ryan has driven for Team Jensen in the British GT Cup...

Ryan Hooker: A Reshuffle as The Focus Shifts To 2005

Ryan Hooker is making alterations to the final section of his season to consolidate efforts for a further campaign in British GT in 2005. Ryan has driven for Team Jensen in the British GT Cup Class in 2004 but has taken the decision to withdraw from the final two races of the calendar (Thruxton and Brands Hatch).

"2004 has been an intensive learning curve, at times frustrating but there have also been many positive aspects to take away" says Ryan. "We always knew the Corvette would be a work in progress and it has proved to be a slow but sure development. I am pleased to have been part of the development and hope that I have proved not only that I can drive a car to its full potential but also provide valuable feedback to the team. I have enjoyed working with Team Jensen and thank them for the many hours of hard work they have put in."

"Realistically I feel the next two circuits will not favour the Corvette. I feel it is more beneficial in the long term if I withdraw from the final two rounds allowing myself to consolidate my backing as we look to 2005. I visualise now as being the start of my 2005 campaign as we look at all the options available. One of the strongest things I have learnt this year is my desire and commitment to stay within GT Racing and to progress up the field to be a front runner."

Ryan has had five points scoring finishes with Team Jensen in the 2004 season.

But, Ryan won't be away from the track for long and is looking forward to racing at the Porsche Festival at Brands Hatch on 29th August in the Porsche 924 Championship.

"Throughout the year I have raced in as many of the Porsche 924 races as possible" says Ryan, who won the Porsche 924 title in 2002. "I love to continue supporting the series. At Brands we will be racing for the first Jeff May Memorial Trophy. Jeff, who organised the series and sadly died last year, was a great guy and incredibly supportive of all my racing so this will be a very special race in his memory."

-ryan@ryanhooker-racing.co.uk

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Series GT
Drivers Jeff May , Ryan Hooker