NGTC Redstone Focus spied
Redstone Racing has arrived at Snetterton with its new NGTC-spec Ford Focus for Mat Jackson but will it race in this weekend’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship?
After working almost non-stop for the past three days and nights, the Kent-based Motorbase squad which runs the Redstone Racing cars arrived at the Norfolk track at 6.00am this morning.
Its mechanics and engineers are continuing to work flat out in their pit garage in an effort to ready the car in time for the BTCC's opening practice session. The pit lane is due to open at 09.35am.
If the car does roll out it will be the first time it has turned a wheel.
Team principal David Bartrum told btcc.net: “It’s certainly all hands on deck at the moment – I hope we can do it, that’s the aim but we have to be certain.
“All I can say is what an incredible job it’s been by everyone in our team – there are some lads who’ve basically not slept for the last three days and one of our fabricators who hasn’t seen his bed for about a week. What a team effort!”
Meanwhile the stunning-looking machine, based on Ford’s latest Focus ST model, becomes the seventh different make of car to be built to the BTCC’s latest Next Generation Touring Car regulations.
Bartrum added: “Hopefully it will turn heads – the reaction from a few marshals and other early birds who’ve walked past our pit garage this morning has been very pleasing.”
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