STP’S Ferrari Challenger
The legendary USA fuel additive brand STP - its 50-year history steeped in high-level motorsport - is returning to UK tracks for a major title assault on the 2010 Avon Tyres British GT Championship, backing a Chad Racing Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3 for Daniel Brown and Chris Hyman.
Brown and Hyman are no strangers to the series, the former making his mark last year, at just 17 years of age, with three race wins in the MOMO Mosler.
Brown's stellar performance - which followed a Rookie-winning season in Formula Palmer Audi - earned him the title of British GT ‘driver find of the season' last year by Autosport.
Hyman's 2009 British GT season experience, in last year's Chad Racing Ferrari 430, is the ideal complement to Brown which, together with the newly-prepared 430 Scuderia, provides the team with all the ingredients for championship victory.
Additional backers of the Essex-based team this year include car styling accessory brand, Brown & Geeson, and MOMO, both of whom have supported Daniel Brown since his entry to motorsport at the age of 14, in the T-Car series.
Chad Racing Team Manager, Piers Masarati, commented: "It's great to have such an iconic brand as STP with us, and we are confident that the Daniel Brown/Chris Hyman line-up in our new 430 Scuderia will mount a serious challenge at the front of the GT3 field this year."
"We started an intensive test programme last November and broke the lap record at two of the championships circuits. For sure, we will be stronger than last year and with our two cars, we feel confident we can mix it with the other strong pairings in the championship this year," he continued.
"I especially look forward to helping develop Daniel's driving. In testing he has been everything I expected, quick and consistent, and paired with Chris, who was so quick in FPA and British GT last year, they will be a force in the Championship," he concluded.