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SALTO sponsored race car places well in debut outing

Wednesday 30 March 2016

The SALTO Systems sponsored race car operated by PPM Motorsport and driven by Andy Marston and Brett Evans from SALTO SCP Partner Custom Technology Solutions, had a fabulous first outing at  Donnington Park on 19 March.

Racing in the 750 Motor Club Roadsports & Club Enduro, this series is for production cars with engine capacities of 4.0 litres and below. Car marques include Ginetta, Lotus, Ferrari, Vauxhall, Honda, BMW, Audi, Ford, Renault, TVR and Porsche.

The Roadsport & Club Enduro series has a full calendar of events through 2016 that will see the SALTO sponsored car competing in races at circuits including Brands Hatch, Donnington Park, Mallory Park, Rockingham, Silverstone and Snetterton. In addition to race days, the car will also attend approximately 20 Test/Track days where ‘hot rides’ and ‘fast laps’ will be available for SALTO Corporate events.

At the first race at Donnington Park it was breakneck racing all the way; with the car constantly pushing and challenging for the lead. On the very last lap Brett managed to hold off the pack and cross the line in third position. This, on their first race, was more than Andy or Brett had dared hope for and they were both overjoyed.

Within minutes of the race ending, the boys discovered that the outright winner in a Porsche was in a different car class to them which made the boys 3rd on the circuit, but 2nd in their class, which was a great result. But the good news didn’t stop there.

A rumour in the paddock had it that one of the other cars ahead of them in the race had broken the rules by failing to stop for the compulsory 3 minutes during a car/driver change over. Andy and Brett went to race control to appeal the result and the offending car was awarded a subsequent 3 minute penalty. This meant the boys ranking was changed and they were now awarded 2nd place in the race and 1st place in Class. An absolutely incredible result, and both drivers and pit crew were over the moon!

Andy, Brett and PPM Motorsport would like to thank SALTO and all the other team sponsors for their support as none of this would be possible without them.