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2013 has gotten off to a great start for Motionsport, for whome we act as technical partner.
We were actually quite nervous about this as the Lotus was sporting a brand new engine specification which had just been calibrated and containered to the Dubai 24 hour race without any testing!
Fortunately our concerns were unjustified as the team battled to a 2nd in class victory without any engine or calibration issues whatsoever! This is it’s 3rd 24 hour endurance race without issues.
The Lotus is being packed up for the Bathurst 12 hour endurance race now, so we look forward to that!
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The Motionsports Torque Developments engineered and trackside prepared Honda K20A powered Lotus Elise has recorded an excellent sixth place overall at this weekend’s Britcar 24 hours race. Facing some very high powered competition including large engined GT cars such as Mosler’s, Ferrari’s, Porsche’s, Marcos’s, Aston Martins and Ginetta G55′s, the 200 bhp TDi engineered Elise ran reliably throughout, despite being hit three times during the hours of darkness.
The Motionsport team is naturally delighted, in their own words:-
‘Genuinely it was a dream come true to race the 24 hours with such a professional and motivated team.Finishing a 24hr race is a great achievement in itself, but to finish P6 overall is pretty amazing, especially given the modest specification of the car compared to those around us. Massive thanks to the Sam Borgman from the TDi and the boys from TDi North for coming down to rebuild the engine too. Worth their weight in gold!’
Congratulations to all involved in the Britcar Elise project, particularly our own Sam Borgman.