The new Lola B07/90 Sports 2000 car was the centre of attraction at Sunday’s ‘Race Car Live’ event at Brands Hatch, showcasing a new livery and wowing a selection of drivers looking to race the car next season.

With perfect weather conditions and a large crowd of motorsport competitors and enthusiasts, the Lola B07/90 completed over 40 laps during the day.

A number of established Sports 2000 competitors were on hand to assist in the development of the B07/90 chassis. Nick Bates and Chris Yarwood, who have each won a number of Sports 2000 races enjoyed time in the cockpit throughout the day.

Both were impressed with the car. Chris Yarwood commented: “It is a nice package already and it’s easy to see the potential.  The car was very quick straight out of the pitlane exit, very confidence inspiring, smooth and predictable.” Lola engineers were present at the track to assist with set up and discuss the cars performance with the drivers.

The car will be eligible for the Sports 2000, Britsports, VdeV and CN series of racing. It is the first Lola Sports 2000 design since 1989 and reflects the Huntingdon marques strength in designing cars in both traditional and state of the art race car construction. The car will also be targeted at the thriving trackday and school car market.

Following a win in it’s first race at Silverstone the B07/90 will be undergoing additional development over the winter months. The first production chassis will be available in the New Year in good time to allow teams plenty of pre-season testing.

With track support, organised spares distribution and access to Lola’s 7-post vehicle dynamics test rig, future customers will enjoy a close and productive relationship with the factory.

The next chance to see the car will be at the Autosport International Show on 11-14 January 2007.

In the meantime, teams and drivers interested in purchasing or viewing a car should contact Rupert Manwaring or Sam Smith at Lola Cars on sales@lolacars.com for further information.

With helmet borrowed from Chris Yarwood Lola project leader Glyn Jones gives the B07/90 a shakedown run on Sunday morning.
Nick Bates approaches Druids at speed in the new Sports 2000 car.
The busy Lola garage at Brands Hatch's Race Car Live event.
The B07/90 looking extremely sharp in it's new 'works' colour scheme.
Chris Yarwood, 2006 sports 2000 Pinto Champion takes his turn in the car.