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AmDTuning confirms Mowle and Ratcliffe
for British GT3 Mercedes AMG GT
AmDTuning.com has confirmed that Lee Mowle and Ryan Ratcliffe will team-
The outfit announced its entry back in November and took delivery of the car earlier this year. However, the final piece of its jigsaw -
Mowle had already signed up to race the AmDTuning-
“Although it wasn’t part of my original plans, I’m really excited about the prospect of racing the Mercedes in British GT this year,” he said. “When the opportunity came along to race in the series, it was one that made perfect sense and I’m pleased to be returning for another season.
“As a Silver/Bronze driver pairing, we know that it will be difficult to challenge for the title but there is no reason why Ryan and I can’t surprise a few people as the year goes on; particularly as the Mercedes is a car that will be well suited to the British circuits.
“Personally I think I’m going into the season in good shape and I feel Ryan is a young driver who continues to improve and get quicker, so I think we are in for a good year together.”
Ratcliffe, meanwhile, moves across from the Optimum Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 that he and Will Moore shared in 2016.
The 2013 domestic GT4 champion and Mowle were British GT co-
“I had a few things lined up for this year but no full season programme, so when I got the call from Lee to see if I was interested in racing the Mercedes, I almost bit his hand off!” said the Welshman. “It’s something that was really unexpected but I really can’t wait to get started and having already driven a new generation GT3 car, am keen to see how the Mercedes compares.
“Hopefully the experience I gained last season will help us get up to speed quickly with the new car and will ensure we are right on the pace when we get to Oulton Park.
“On a personal level, 2016 was a difficult year on track, but I think me and Lee will be a good pairing who can run towards the front end of the grid. I think we’ll have good pace when it comes to the races where strategy will also play a role, and I’d like to think we can challenge for the podium positions.”
With the British GT pairing completing AmDTuning’s driver line-
“We’re pleased to have sorted a deal for Lee and Ryan to join forces in the British GT Championship this season, and are confident that they will be a strong pairing,” he said. “They know each other well from their time together at Triple Eight, and we saw first-
“In the Mercedes, we have a car that should be a competitive package on track, and when it comes to the drivers, Ryan knows how to put a championship bid together -
“With that in mind, I'm keen to get started with what promises to be an exciting season.”
Mowle shook down the car at Silverstone earlier this month and will be back behind the wheel at Snetterton this week for his and Ryan’s first proper pre-
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