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Firth Teams Up With Blundell At UA
For The Remainder Of The Season

With Richard Meins’ recuperation from his Oulton Park testing crash likely to take some time yet, United Autosports have announced that his place in the (so far ill-fated) #24 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 alongside Mark Blundell will be taken by Jody Firth, and that this will be for the remainder of the 2013 season. Ironically, Firth was due to join Meins in the car for this season before business commitments forced a change in plan.

“I’m delighted that I will compete with United Autosports for the remainder of the year in the British GT Championship," said Firth, who raced a GT3 Ginetta G55 for Team WFR last season. "It’s a great opportunity. I will be racing a car that I think is brilliant and is the pinnacle of engineering.

"I am really looking forward to driving with them and meeting all my new teammates. They all have a good reputation and pedigree. The British GT Championship is going from strength to strength so it’s a great championship to be competing in. The package I have gives me confidence, and I am very much looking forward to partnering Mark Blundell.”

“We are delighted to have Jody join us," said MD Richard Dean. "We tried to have him in the BGT team for the start of this season, but his business commitments meant he had to dedicate his time elsewhere. It will be difficult for him to just jump straight into the championship having missed pre-season testing, and into a car he has never driven but we will do everything we can to make it work.”

“We are very excited to have Jody joining us," added CEO - and racing rival - Zak Brown. "We look forward to seeing what he can bring to the team alongside Mark. We continue to wish Richard Meins a speedy recovery and hope he can join us for the Spa 24 hours in July. ”

The next round of the British GT Championship takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6th, at Rockingham.