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Aaron Scott & Keith Ahlers Morgan Aero 8 British GT Championship

posted Nov 15, 2010, 4:17 PM by Tony McLaughlin
David Scott, April 12, 2004
Podium finish at Donington for Ahlers and Scott

Aaron Scott (aaronscott.co.uk) and Keith Ahlers were at Donington Park on April 3 & 4 for Rounds 1 and 2 of the British GT Championship.

The pair are driving a Lewis Racing run Morgan Aero 8 this season and are expected to be amongst the leading contenders for this year's Cup Class Championship.

Qualifying took place on Saturday morning with the pair qualifying in 4th and 5th positions for the 2 races.

Race 1 on Saturday evening bought very tricky conditions and Keith opted to start the race on slick tyres after a rain shower before the start. This dropped the car to the back of field and the pair worked their way up to 6th position by the end of the race. Aaron drove the 2nd fastest lap of the race during his stint.

Aaron started race 2 on Sunday and immediately worked his way up to 2nd place at the start. Keith took over the car and managed to finish the race in 3rd place scoring the duos first podium of the season.

Aaron said, 'I'm really pleased with our weekends work. This is the first time the car has run in anger this year and we are sure we can make it faster as the season goes on. The Porsche and Ferrari teams are our main rivals but we set 2nd fastest race laps in both races and I'm confident we can take the fight to these teams.'

Rounds 3 & 4 take place at Mondello Park in Ireland on May 8th & 9th.

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For more information or photos please contact aaron@aaronscott.co.uk

----------------------------------- Aaron Scott http://www.aaronscott.co.uk

aaron@aaronscott.co.uk

More information about the team......

Keith Ahlers started racing in 1997 and is now double 750 Motor Club Roadsports Champion, in 2001 and 2002, as well as 2002 Morgan Racing Champion. He won the Morgan Racing Class A Championship in 2000 and 2001.

Aaron Scott has followed up a series of karting championship wins in the 1990s with the 1999 BRDC Formula Ford Championship, including a win in his debut race from pole position. In 2001 Aaron progressed to the British Formula 3 Championship and was nominated by British Racing Drivers Club as a 'Rising Star'. He made his GT debut in a Porsche 996 in 2002 and competed in the Elf Clio Renault sport UK Cup. His GT experience grew in 2003 with a full drive in the British GT Championship and he achieved a third position in the Morgan Aero 8 at the Spa 1000km.

Lewis Racing

Lewis Racing has an enviable track record, operating formerly as the race shop at Morgan main dealer, Libra Motive. The company has achieved several championship wins since 1980 using highly competitive and well-prepared cars.

In 1980 Peter Morgan and Victor Gauntlett (Pace Petroleum) provided sponsorship for Lewis racing owner, Rob Wells, to design and build a modified Morgan +8 which won the STP Modsports Championship in its first season. In 1982 Morgan 'MMC 11' won the 24 Hour endurance race at Snetterton, while in 1989 and 1990 Rob Wells won the Morgan Racing Championship himself driving Morgan 'ROB 8R'. Further success followed for the team in 1994, 1996 and 1998 with Chris Phillips, Martin Kurrein and Rick Lloyd respectively winning the Morgan Racing Championship. In 1999 Rick Lloyd won Class B in the Morgan Racing Championship. Lewis Racing have been prepared Keith Ahlers car since 1998.
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