Please tell us a little about the history of your car…
My car is a modified Alfa Romeo 156 GTA, which I built over the past few years in partnership with Autolusso – a car servicing and performance centre in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire.
The car started life as the original media car when the Alfa Romeo 156 GTA was launched in 2002, but we’ve now converted it to a modified competition car. After stripping, the shell was acid dipped, seam welded and fitted with an OMP multi-point roll cage.
Following this, the car was prepared for competition, making it as light as possible. This included the fitting of polycarbonate windows, a bespoke wiring loom and a Motec race dash, as well as the modification of pretty much every panel and part.
The car has an Autolusso-Quaife 6-speed sequential gearbox and a 3.2 litre V6 engine, mapped to 330hp via an AEM Infinity ECU. A 3.8 litre V6 engine is also being developed for the car. 2018 was the first year that I’ve competed in it.
Do you have any help getting the car ‘Race Ready’?
Yes, the team at Autolusso give me a lot of help – they’re a great bunch!
What did you enjoy most about 2018?
Simple… driving my new car on track. Having spent three years building it, it’s been great to get it on track. It’s a bit of a handful, but great fun to drive.