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Team Aero in the wars at Thruxton

posted Nov 15, 2010, 4:26 PM by Tony McLaughlin
Aaron Scott, August 31, 2004
Aaron Scott (aaronscott.co.uk) and team mate Keith Ahlers were at Thruxton for the penultimate rounds of the British GT Cup Championship.

The recent round at Silverstone forced the team to use another Morgan Aero 8 after a fire, caused by an oil leak, damaged their regular racecar. Due to the short gap between the Silverstone and Thruxton races the team continued with the 2003 spec car whilst the new car was repaired.

Free practice began on Sunday morning and the team set the 8th fastest time, confident that they could make improvements to the cars suspensions settings and go faster in the afternoon qualifying sessions. However during the qualifying sessions a water leak caused the engine temperature to rise to an abnormally high level and the team were forced to retire the car from the weekends two races as a precaution to prevent any damage to the BMW engine.

Aaron said, "This is a real blow as I know the Thruxton circuit well and think we could have scored some healthy points for the team. However, I am very much looking forward to driving my regular race car at Brands Hatch for the final races of the season and I expect to be at the front in this car."

The Brands Hatch finale takes place on October 2 & 3rd.

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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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