Three car team to race debut at Donington Park
Lotus Sport Cadena Race Team will campaign a third Lotus Sport
Exige GT3 in the 2006 Avon Tyres British GT Championship debuting at
the scenic and demanding Donington Park Race Circuit meeting on 21
The third Lotus Sport Exige GT3, race number 18, will be driven
by Paul Whight and Chris Randall and will join the pairings of
Barrie Whight and Gavan Kershaw in car number 19 and George
Mackintosh and Sam Blogg in car number 20.
Testing of the prototype Lotus Sport Exige GT3 has progressed
steadily and successfully at the official test session at
Silverstone and at the challenging Lotus test track at Hethel,
Norfolk. Results are encouraging and further testing is planned in
the next two weeks with the prototype and the first two Lotus Sport
Cadena race cars both at Hethel and at Snetterton.
Whilst the third car is being built, Paul Whight and Chris
Randall will race the prototype Lotus Sport Exige GT3, ensuring that
a full complement of three cars will line up on the grid at
The Lotus Sport Cadena race team is based at the Group Lotus
headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk in a newly-converted workshop
facility. The team has access to the established Lotus Sport
expertise and infrastructure, in addition to the all important 2.25
mile Lotus Test Track. This will be used as part of the team's
testing programme throughout its maiden season in this year's Avon
Tyres British GT Championship, with an eye on entering the FIA GT3
European Championship in 2007.
Commenting on the announcement of the three car team, Paul Whight,
Team Principal for Lotus Sport Cadena said: "I am very pleased that
we have a third car in our line-up and I am very excited to be one
of the drivers.
This will be a development year for both the team and the Exige
GT3 and although Lotus Sport Cadena isn't an official factory team,
we have a very close relationship with Lotus. I would like to thank
Lotus Sport for building the cars in such a short time and for the
loan of their prototype Exige GT3 - I hope that we can do the Lotus
brand proud for our debut!"