PATTERSON & BELL CONFIRM 2014 BRITISH GT RETURN


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Mark Patterson and Matt Bell will be hoping to build on a successful 2013. Photo: www.jakobebrey.com

United Autosports has today announced that Mark Patterson and Matt Bell will return to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship next year, after signing up again with the Leeds-based squad for a second year driving together.

Patterson and Bell, who finished as runners-up this season by just 1.5 points, are aiming to go one place better in 2014 and become the first Audi-powered Champions in the history of the popular national GT series.

After a rollercoaster year, Patterson and Bell took a storming win in the season finale at Donington Park just over a month ago, promoting the pair to second in the final championship standings and helping South African racer Patterson clinch the inaugural Blancpain Gentleman Drivers Trophy.

The news today means Newcastle-born Bell will compete in his fourth successive full season in British GT, and 2014 will be both drivers fifth year with the Anglo-American team.

Commenting on the announcement British GT Championship Manager, Benjamin Franassovici said, “I am very happy to confirm this early entry of Mark and Matt with United Autosports. They came very close to the title by just 1.5 points this year and Matt's speed and experience in British GT is now a big plus, paired with Mark who has shown his ability by winning the Blancpain Gentleman Trophy this year.”

Next season British GT will visit six top British tracks and also visit the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. More new team and driver information will be released before the end of the year as the series receives unparalleled levels of interest from competitors new and old.

For more information visit; www.britishgt.com