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The GMS team marches into the 2013 season on the back of its most successful year to date. In 2012, the team’s flagship Super One Rotax 177 program saw team leader David Griffiths take a brace of victories and a collection of podiums to place in the championship top 3 for the third year in succession on the team’s X30 chassis. Teammate Andrew Cole scored well in his first full 177 season, taking 9th overall after a string of top 5 finishes. Griffiths’ efforts saw him secure a coveted spot at the Rotax World Finals, where he fought off world class opposition to secure a podium in the DD2 Masters event.

The team also saw representation in the OEKC, one of the most major endurance championships in the UK. GMS supplied X30 chassis and other equipment to the championship winning Team Specsavers, the endurance O-Plate winning Team Kartmasters, along with 4 of the other top 6 teams in the final standings. With the X30 proving a perfect combination of speed and longevity to dominate the series, GMS now offers a full arrive and drive package for each event with race ready machinery, entry, tyres, fuel and pit personnel provided for teams as required.

Griffiths himself was delighted with the 2012 results: “It’s been a great 12 months for the team, still at the sharp end in S1 and filling the podium regularly elsewhere too. We’re now looking for new drivers to join the team for this season in all club and national classes. With everything else we have planned I’m sure we can make the next 12 months better still.”

Away from the on track action, GMS continues its new tie-up with Gillard Karts, with the team supplying GMS-spec TG14s alongside its own X30 chassis, with the two chassis types now using common components for ease of set up and maintenance. Both are built to full MSA racing standards for the rolling chassis rates of £2375/£2795 (TG14/X30) exc VAT. The team also supplies trackside and kart maintenance services at club and National events, with kart transport, storage, servicing and race preparation also available at competitive rates.

With a strong line-up, a proven track record and an ever expanding customer base, the future is bright for the blue team.