The Team went from strength to strength and moved forward with both historic and GT cars campaigning in 99-2000 with the Power Tour in the UK running with an ex works GT3 Supercup car this lead on to running and overseeing the last air cooled 911 to run in the Daytona 24h in the USA this in itself was a tricky task given the qualifying % rule but they managed to qualify and competed and made it to the finish.
Having rebuilt the business and now with a slightly different aspect of motorsport Neil looked for something he could race competitively himself while still running the Porsche workshop and developing and modifying of the air-cooled Porsche engines, and with his slight disability he took it upon himself to get his Powerboat Licence in 2006. Neil then entered the smallest hp class he had ever run in - “Zapcat Racing” with the 50hp Tohatsu engine. He ran successfully up to 2009 gaining knowledge along the way and with his engine expertise this has seen him become one of the foremost engine tuners for both the Zapcat & Thundercat series, his engines having won several championships including the European P750
Work starts on building the new engine test cell at the Westcott facility, to install the 2000hp water brake Dynamometer, this work was completed and commissioned in 2010 allowing the further development and validation of components and engine development.
With the commitment to the new test cell and limited time Neil reluctantly made the decision to retire the race team, and concentrate on the development of the engine test facility, motorsport was to be only a personal “water based activity for some time” with Neil racing up to 2009 in the “Zapcat National Series” and with still an adventure in his mind he took time out in 2009 to work with Click Sargent and the Lizard Lifeboat to raise money for their causes by way of taking the small Zapcat on the epic journey round the uk “ Around Britain Single-handed” www.mrzapcat.com. Still concentrating on the Historic motorsport and having successfully built many vehicles BSMotorsport is to this day keeping ahead of the development and validating various components of their own and customers before releasing them for resale, carrying this work out in house gives us total control.
With the now fully commissioned test facility we have been concentrating on our own development program of Porsche Parts and 2011 will see the facility opening up for customer use. Our Motorsport activity has been successful in producing strong powerful reliable engines and chassis components for both the Historic and for the GT2 / GT3 Porsche market
Test facility takes on two new avenues we open it up successfully for client use, seeing clients optimising and tuning their engines and reaping the benefits of our work out on the track. Neil takes on a personal Project to help the “Jelf Race Team” and Ben Jelf [Aged 10] in his early Powerboat Career, 2011 we help Ben to achieve his First World Championship in the new Environmentally Eco Friendly - GT15 Class and then also to his European Champion Status, the final task for Ben and the GT15 in the 2011 season is the Coniston Speed Week to gain the Speed Record for the GT15 .
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History 1999 - 2010