Team Pyro enters British GT

Team Pyro will mount a major campaign in this year's Avon Tyres British GT Championship by fielding the Ascari KZ1 of David and Godfrey Jones. The GT operation represents a development of the association between Team Pyro and Mike Jordan's new organisation and will be run in parallel to Pyro's existing programmes."We have been looking to expand into GT racing for some time, and our strong links with Mike make this the perfect opportunity," said Pyro boss Mark Hunt. A dedicated crew at Pyro's Leicestershire base will run the Ascari, which is a potential race winner and title contender.Building on a 14-year association, Jordan will continue to be closely involved with the Jones brothers and will work with the Pyro team on car development. Having downsized and re-branded his Team Eurotech operation into JordanSport, Jordan said: "This is the ideal situation for all of us. Given the date clashes with the BTCC and some of the driver coaching work that my son Andrew and I are doing, it would make it difficult for me to successfully run a British GT programme. Having the Pyro team take over the running of the project is the perfect solution. I'll remain closely involved and we're already busy with an extensive development programme."The Ascari showed great pace in 2008, but didn't have the reliability to bring the results it deserved," said Jordan. The schedule for the season also includes another challenge on the Spa 24-hour race in July, when Jordan senior will join the driver line-up.Meanwhile, Gareth, Philip and Morgan Jones, the sons of David and Godfrey will take in some Britcar races in a Porsche 911GT3 Cup run by "As last year, we'll look after the Porsche as the Britcar dates work very well for us," said Jordan.The association between Hunt and Jordan began when Team Pyro tended the Renault Clio raced by Andrew Jordan in 2007, and further links will be developed between Team Pyro and Mike and Andrew.

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