OSSETT-based motorsport constructors Team WFR are gearing-up for more success on two and four wheels in 2012.
The ambitious team, based at Sandbeds Trading Estate on Dewsbury Road, enjoyed title triumphs in both formats this year and preparations are well underway to continue that success into 2012.
On two wheels, WFR has announced an all-star line-up of young British riders ahead of the one-class 2012 British Superbike (BSB) Championship.
In the four wheel format, the team has revealed they will enter the 2012 British GT Championship with two Ginetta cars - one to compete in the GT3 class and one in the GT4.
The news follows Glen Richards winning the BSB Evo Championship last season and Jody Firth and Warren Hughes claiming the Speed Euro Series Divers Championship for WFR.
Their double success last season put WFR firmly on the British motorsport map and they’re not resting on their laurels.
Alongside last year’s ever-present in the BSB Evo Championship Graeme Gowland, the team is now joined permanently by James Westmoreland, who tested the team’s 2012 bike in the final three rounds of last season.
Alex Lowes, who left WFR midway through last season, has also returned to give the team a three-pronged attack for the forthcoming campaign, but there was no place for title-winning Glen Richards.
WFR’s four-wheel team has opted for a return to domestic racing in the British GT Championship following their success in the Speed Euro Series in 2011.
Two Ginettas will be entering, one in the premier GT3 class and one in GT4, although the drivers are yet to be confirmed.
“The decision to return to the British GT Championship with a British built car reflects our commitment to British racing in 2012” said Schofield.
“Although we haven’t yet confirmed our drivers for the forthcoming season we have a shortlist of targets and hope to be able to announce them very soon.”
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