09 Apr Fortec withdraw from Blancpain Endurance Series opening round
Tuesday 9th April, 2013 – Fortec Motorsports have been forced to withdraw its pair of Mercedes AMG SLS GT3’s from the opening round of the Blancpain Endurance Series in Monza this weekend.
The Daventry-based team have today announced that they have withdrawn the intended double entry from the Blancpain Endurance Series first round due to the late arrival of sponsorship funds.
Trevor Foster, Team Manager commented: “It is very disappointing to have to withdraw from Monza at this very late stage, unfortunately with the delay in the sponsorship funding we have had very little choice in the matter. Both Richard Dutton (Team Owner) and I have been trying to resolve the situation over the last few days, including trying to source alternative funding, but this has proven to very difficult. We are now planning to re-group in time for the next Blancpain event at Silverstone. This in no way affects our British GT programme and we are looking forward to the next round at Rockingham, where we hope to build on our solid results from Oulton Park.”
The team have been working tirelessly to try and source replacement funding, however with only a few days to go until the first round of the top GT series, the decision was taken to withdraw the teams entry and focus on sourcing funding for the next round and beyond.
This is Fortec Motorsports first year entering GT racing and the team enjoyed great success in the opening round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship last month, taking pole position and a place on the podium in race one. Today’s news in no way affects Fortec’s campaign in British GT, it is purely in relation to the Blancpain Endurance Series, and the team will be back on track in the leading national GT3 series in four weeks time when they head to Rockingham in Corby for round two of the 2013 season.