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Top British GT team Triple Eight Race Engineering has today announced changes to the line-
Following the recent expansion to three Z4 GT3s with Warren Hughes and Jody Firth signing a fortnight ago, Triple Eight Driver Development (TEDD) racer, Ryan Ratcliffe will make his series GT3 debut alongside Lee Mowle in #88, with Joe Osborne moving to the #888 car to link-
As the first member of TEDD, an initiative by the team to help drivers adjust to the performance gap of GT3, 20-
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me,” says the Llanelli ace who celebrates his 21st birthday on the eve of the Brands Hatch meeting (29th August). “I wasn’t expecting to get to drive in British GT3 this year, but the team have been really happy with my progress. I think if I’d started the year in the car without all of the TEDD work I’d be hopeless; the journey I’ve been on has been that significant. This is now a great way to evaluate myself properly against the rest of the field.”
The move to partner Mowle in the final two races is a temporary one, and the reigning GT4 champion is keen to display his talents and attract some attention from gentleman drivers looking to compete next year.
“With the misfortune that Lee and Joe encountered earlier on in the year, I’m now in a relatively low-
Speaking of Brands and Donington, Ratcliffe adds, “They’re both circuits that I like a lot, but I’m coming into the final two races against drivers who’ve been racing these cars all year. If we can get a decent result in the race, I’ll be chuffed to bits. Donington in particular has great memories for me, it’s where I took the GT4 title and a good race there in GT3 will seal what has been a really rewarding year for me.”
“Ryan’s a great lad and a quick driver. We weren’t short of interest in driving the car in these final two races, but for me it made sense to give him (Ryan) an opportunity to show what he can do. The pressure is off and I think it is set-
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