Team West Tec have confirmed their participation in the inaugural Prototype Cup this weekend at Snetterton (8-9 October).
Colin Noble will race alongside Christian England in the Team West Tec-run Ligier JS P3 sports prototype. This year Colin has competed in International GT Open in a GT3 car, along with racing in selected Radical Masters races in an RXC Spyder. He has also competed in selected rounds of Eurocup Renault. Christian has just clinched the European Le Mans Series LMP3 championship alongside Alex Brundle and Mike Guasch. Christian is still contracted to drive for United Autosports in the final round of the ELMS at Estoril on 22-23 October but the team have allowed Christian to race for Team West Tec for this Prototype Cup round.
The Prototype Cup race weekend will begin on Saturday 8th October, at 10:05 for a 20-minute free practice session, then the 20-minute qualifying session will begin at 14:20. On Sunday 9th October, drivers will have a 10-minute warm up at 10:25, with the 60-minute race beginning at 14:00.
The full calendar of British Prototype Cup races in 2017 will be confirmed soon. For further information on the Prototype Cup, visit www.prototypecup.com
"I am really excited about getting the opportunity to race this weekend in the Ligier LMP3 car with West Tec. It will be a big challenge as I have never driven the car before and it's straight into a race weekend but I’m really looking forward to the challenge and hopefully try and get as much out of it as I can!"
“I’m really pleased to be joining Team West Tec for the Prototype Cup. I know my way around a Ligier JS P3 and I’m really pleased the LMP3 category is coming to the UK - it will give teams like West Tec a great opportunity to get into prototype racing. Hopefully I’ll be able to give Colin and the team some helpful guidance this weekend. Any chance to race a Ligier JS P3 is something you can’t afford to give up!”
Craig Bennett, Team Manager, Team West Tec:
“We are delighted to have made it onto the grid for this weekend’s race in the Prototype Cup and with a fantastic driver line-up we should be in with a chance of a great result. Although this would appear to be the first Team West-Tec entered sportscar, we do actually have a rich history in providing technical support to a number of successful prototype and sportscar teams. Our aim now is to continue supporting the Prototype Cup and put together an entry for next year along with a 2017 ELMS program with a Ligier JS P3.”