TV star Tiff Needell confirmed as Secure Racing driver for Silverstone showdown

4 10 2011

Secure Racing's livery will feature a coded message for fans to crack

Secure Racing have confirmed Tiff Needell as a driver for Silverstone British GT finale

SECURE Racing and Barwell Motorsport have unveiled Tiff Needell as one of its drivers for the final round of the British GT Championship at Silverstone.

As one of the best known faces in British motorsport Tiff brings a wealth of driving experience to the team for the final round.

He will join principal driver Peter Erceg in the Secure Racing Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 2011 as the team attempts to secure a second podium finish of the season.

Peter said: “Tiff has raced just about everything with wheels; Formula Ford, Formula One, Le Mans, GT1, Rallycross. You name it, he’s competed.

“That type of experience is going to be amazing for us at Silverstone. We are thrilled to have him on board for the day.”

The last round of the British GT Championship represents an end to a fantastic first year into British GT motorsport for Secure Racing.

Finishing fifth at Brands Hatch cheered on by more than 50 team supporters and third for a podium finish at Spa, the team couldn’t quite keep up the progress as gearbox troubles hampered performance at Donington last weekend.

Secure Racing is keen to go out on a high, with a trophy in hand and Mohan Koo, Dtex Systems sponsor spokesman said: “We’ve reached the pinnacle of the season and everything seems to be working together for the last race.

“The car is at its absolute best following some amazing work by the guys at Barwell Motorsport, all our sponsors are going to be with us on the day to cheer us on, and our driver line up couldn’t be better.

“It’s the ultimate position, in the ultimate race, using the ultimate team of drivers, on the ultimate UK track. We can’t wait.”

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New Secure Racing Aston Martin wants fans to crack the code at Brands Hatch

3 06 2011

Secure Racing's livery will feature a coded message for fans to crack

Secure Racing's livery will feature a coded message for fans to crack

A NEW British GT team will mark its debut at Brands Hatch in two weeks with an innovate fan competition.

The Secure Racing Aston Martin GT4 will feature a hidden, coded message as part of the livery to be unveiled at the Brands Hatch meeting on June 18/19.

Designed by one of the world’s largest security consulting firms, PWC, the code will feature on the car and the challenge for spectators is to crack the code to win a chance to sit alongside one of the drivers round the track.

Fans of the series who cannot get to Brands Hatch will also have the opportunity to crack the code with pictures of the Aston Martin posted on their website and on Twitter.

Leeds-based British GT debutant Chris Holmes, 24, one of the Secure Racing Aston Martin GT4 drivers told the official website: “It’s a great competition and a great prize. We are looking forward to involving a lot of people in it who might otherwise not be following British GT.

“It’s the first time I will have raced a car with a roof, and I am super-excited about it.

“I have tested the car and I know that the guys from Barwell Motorsport, who will be preparing the Aston, know what they are about, so I am hoping we will be there or thereabouts with the pace from the outset.”

Team-mate Peter Erceg will also make his series debut at Brands Hatch having had Porsche Club racing experience and races in the GT3 Challenge.

Confirmation of Secure Racing’s Aston Martin entry brings the total of different manufactures in the GT4 class to four, alongside KTM, Ginetta and Lotus.

The GT4 has been hotly contested this year with wins for both the ABG Motorsport KTM X-Bow of Belshaw/Clutton and the Century Motorsport Ginetta of Rattenbury/Wakefield.

Championship manager Benjamin Franassovici welcomed Secure Racing to British GT: “It is great to see GT4 flourishing in this way; to have four different marques represented is very pleasing. I know that Peter, Chris and the Aston will be a very competitive prospect.”