First bio-fuel GT race win
Last Sunday at the UK’s Snetterton race circuit in Norfolk the Aston Martin DBRS9 racecar entered by the Great Bookham, UK based Barwell Motorsport team became the first car using bio fuel to win GT race.
Driven by Jonathan Cocker and Paul Drayson, who as Lord Drayson is the UK government’s Minister for Defence Procurement, the Aston Martin running on bio-ethanol fuel won the two hour race by 6.5 seconds from their nearest rivals.
The Barwell Motorsport team was the first UK motorsport organisation to be confirmed as a campaign partner of Motorsport Development UK’s Energy Efficient Motor Sport initiative. Co-incidentally EEMS was also the sponsor of the Snetterton race.
Speaking about the success Lord Drayson said: “This is not a one off, the car has been competitive all season, taking two pole positions and it now leads the championship.
“It goes to prove that running a car on bio-fuel doesn’t mean any compromise in performance. I hope we can get this message across to motorists everywhere.”