Callum Macleod: “Good opportunity to capitalise on rivals slipping up”

Team Parker Racing’s Callum Macleod is looking to carry over the confidence from his first British GT Championship win to the penultimate round of the season at Brands Hatch.

Taking victory at Spa-Francorchamps with his team-mate Ian Loggie in the Bentley Continental GT3 was just rewards for a season that has shown strong pace for the pair, but bad luck has caught them out a number of occasions.

Now, with their first championship win under their belts, Callum’s next objective is to help the Team Parker crew in their quest to claim the GT3 teams’ championship.

The team currently trail Barwell Motorsport by 47 points but with 67.5 points available for a one-two finish, Callum’s priority for the two-hour race at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit is to work with Rick Parfitt and Seb Morris in the sister Bentley to close the gap to the leaders.

Brands Hatch is a track that has suited the Bentley in the past with the flowing nature of the Grand Prix circuit allowing the Continental to stretch its legs. However, with a 20 second pit-stop penalty after their success in Belgium Callum will have to make use of every bit of pace the car has to make up the deficit.

Callum said: “Winning at Spa was the perfect way to boost the confidence of Ian and myself after getting close earlier in the season, so hopefully we can carry on that winning streak for the final two races of the year and it’s a good opportunity to capitalise on title rivals potentially slipping up.

“Going back to the two-hour format will make the racing more tactical, but Silverstone showed that we both have the pace over longer stints and I’m confident it’ll be the same at Brands Hatch.” 

This article was originally published by Joe Hudson/Brighter Stripe as a press release for Callum Macleod. Subscribe to the mailing list to receive yours directly in your inbox.

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A fan of GT Racing from a young age, Joe follows the trials and tribulations of sportscar and endurance racing in Britain, occasionally writing about it as well. When he’s not watching motor racing, he’s taking questionable landscape photos or watching cycle races.

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Joe Hudson

A fan of GT Racing from a young age, Joe follows the trials and tribulations of sportscar and endurance racing in Britain, occasionally writing about it as well. When he’s not watching motor racing, he’s taking questionable landscape photos or watching cycle races.