PMW Expo announces its 2016 race plans

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The Professional MotorSport World Expo race team has announced it is to return to the British GT Championship’s GT4 category in a bid to take the title in 2016. 

In their 2015 debut season, drivers Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson took their Ginetta G55 to second in both the overall and Pro/ Am GT4 standings. This season will see the pairing return to Optimum Motorsport with an all-new car, and livery penned by Nick Moss Design. 

The 2016 season will see one of the biggest ever British GT grids, with 15 GT3 and 17 GT4 entries signed up for a full campaign. The field has diversified too, with both Maserati and McLaren entering newly developed cars in to the GT4 category, whilst the overall race weekend package has been bolstered by the return of the British Formula 3 Championship as a support series.

“I think it’s fair to say that we head into this season as Championship favourites having lead much of the 2015 season and ultimately finishing second,” said Graham Johnson, driver of the Professional Motorsport World Expo British GT entry and Managing Director of the company that organises the World Expo. “My team mate Mike Robinson – Conference Director at our company – and I are 100% prepared for this, our second season in British GT. We’re fitter than ever, we’ve got our Ginetta G55 behaving as we want, and we know what to expect from the series. We’re the eldest driver pairing on the grid, but we’re also the most experienced – and we’re in it to win it in 2016!”

The PMW Expo car got off to a flying start at the British GT Media Day in March, topping the times of two of the three test sessions. As a driver combination, Johnson and Robinson were also the fastest pairing of the day.

The season opens at Brands Hatch with a two-hour race on 17 April.

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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