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Team Aero double podium at Brands Hatch

posted Nov 15, 2010, 4:26 PM by Tony McLaughlin
Aaron Scott, October 4, 2004
Team Aero Lewis Racing drivers Aaron Scott (aaronscott.co.uk) and Keith Ahlers were at Brands Hatch on October 2 & 3 for the final rounds of the 2004 British GT Cup Championship.

The duo were back in the original Morgan Aero 8 which had been rebuilt following a fire at Silverstone in August. Free practice proved the team were back on form setting 4th fastest time. Keith and Aaron then set 4th fastest times in their respective qualifying sessions.

Race one, held on Saturday evening was held in dry conditions and Keith drove a strong opening stint to hand the car over to Aaron in 3rd position. Aaron maintained this position to the flag to score a comfortable podium finish for the team. Race two, held in very wet conditions, took place on Sunday and this time it was Aaron who drove a strong opening stint also handing the car over to Keith in 3rd position after the pit stops. Keith maintained position to the flag and closed right in on the 2nd placed Ferrari.

Aaron said, " I am thrilled with the two podiums this weekend. The car is running really well again and the team richly deserve this result for all their hard work this season. I'd like to thank our sponsors - Omnico, Aerospace Fasteners, Livespace, Epson Motor Company and Building Environmental Services for their support."

Keith Ahlers said, " I'm really pleased to have finished the season on a high and we have made tremendous progress with the car this season. It has been a pleasure working with Aaron and we hope we can keep him on next year and build on this seasons successes ."

The team will now head to Bahrain for a non championship GT race to be held at the end of November.

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for more information or photographs see www.aaronscott.co.uk or email 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.

Sponsors

Omnico, Aerospace Fasteners, Livespace, Building Environmental Services, Epson Motor Company, Sheridans, Kall Kwik, Esporta,

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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